All orders for the regular 11th Edition will be
automatically upgraded to the Update Edition. Please note the
following changes made to the 11e Update Edition.
As the authors were researching material on the COBOL
standard, they realized that the planned COBOL 2008 standard
(discussed in the 11th edition) did not in fact
occur. Some of the items marked as COBOL 2008 in the 11th
edition had in fact changed in 2002, and some marked as COBOL 2008
will now finally be changed in the upcoming proposed COBOL 2013
standard. Therefore, in the Update Edition, we have changed the
icons to indicate COBOL 2002 changes and the upcoming proposed
COBOL 2013 changes.
We removed all references to NetExpress, (which Wiley no
longer distributes,) and added information on the new Micro Focus
Academic Program. As of Summer 2013, members of this program
are eligible to receive free licenses of Visual COBOL for teaching;
free downloads of Visual COBOL Personal Edition for students;
free online web support through community forums, blogs, and
support network; and access to online software documentation and
product manuals. Visit www.microfocus.com/bridgethegap
for information on how to join.
Some instructors reported that their students complained that
the book felt dated, due to the older dates in code output.
For a more contemporary feel, we changed these dates to the current
We added program names to Practice Programs in the text for