Covers the latest versions of CICS (including CICS Transaction Server) so that beginners can learn current coding practices from the start. Six beginning chapters show how to develop CICS programs, and later chapters present CICS commands and techniques used regularly, commands and techniques for file and database processing, and code necessary for maintaining older programs. Twelve programs and dozens of coding segments illustrate design and coding practices. All content is presented in paired pages, with illustrations and crucial coding details for a single feature or function on the right, and explanations and perspectives on the left. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (