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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2005 3:28 am    Post subject: IBM Assembler- Tutorial, References, Examples, Manuals
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I have seen many request for " IBM Assembler - Tutorial, References, Examples, Manuals, Emulators, Utilities, Books, FAQ " etc. I have compiled some pertinent information below. Please feel free to add useful URLs/info. for the benefit of our ASSEMBLER forums knowledge base. Some of these links have great examples. If you are seriously considering learning by examples, please see the CBT tape files and learn from other's work - why reinvent the wheel. Also, see other links like SimoTime. Please, take your time and patiently navigate through these URLs/links. Learning assembler is - more often than not - is a frustrating and self intimidating experience to the beginners. The learning curve is unlike other programming languages.

Internet References:

Our local references:

Downloads Section - Emulators, Simulators
--- http://ibmmainframes.com/downloads.php

'Kindly Consider .. its Urgent.. Mr. McMillan and Mr.Som'
--- http://ibmmainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=2190

Mainframe CDs - strong platform
--- http://www.mainframesindia.com

Please use SEARCH feature of this forum for specific keyword
--- http://ibmmainframes.com/search.php

Other references:

Assembler coding - hints, tips, guidelines, FAQ etc
--- www.wynsoft.co.uk/mainframe/assembler.htm

SimoTime: Assembler Connection, COBOL Connection, VSAM... This site contains an Instruction overview with tips, techniques and documented programming examples.

--- The Assembler Connection (click on learn more on displayed pages)
------ www.simotime.com/indexasm.htm

--- 370 Instruction Set Examples by SimoTime Enterprises
------ www.simotime.com/simoi370.htm

--- Branch Instructions - Extended Mnemonic Opcodes
------ www.simotime.com/asmbch01.htm

--- 370 Instruction Overview by SimoTime Enterprises
------ www.simotime.com/asmins01.htm

--- ASCII or EBCDIC Translation Table by SimoTime Enterprises
------ h www.simotime.com/asc2ebc1.htm

Don Higgin's -- The Emulator Guru -- Micro Focus developer, etc.
--- PC-370 IBM Mainframe Assembler Emulation Time Line of Events

--- Mainframe Assembler Links

IBM Software - High Level Assembler (HLASM) and Toolkit Feature - Product Overview
--- www.software.ibm.com/ad/hlasm/

IBM Software - High Level Assembler (HLASM) and Toolkit Feature - SHARE presentations by John Ehrman
--- http://www-306.ibm.com/software/awdtools/hlasm/share.html

IBM Catalog of All Documents Collection via IBM Library Server
--- http://publibz.boulder.ibm.com/cgi-bin/bookmgr_OS390/FINDBOOK?filter=hlasm&SUBMIT=Find

HLASM - High Level Assembler Language

High Level Assembler Language at Mainframes_com
--- www.mainframes.com/assembler.htm

z390 Portable Mainframe Assembler and Emulator Project
--- www.automatedsoftwaretools.com/z390/

Dave's unofficial HLASM web page
--- www.planetmvs.com/hlasm/

www.CBTtape.org -- Excellent System Programmer/Developer Resource for IBM Software & Utilities (Public Domain)
Please download File001 directory to see list of files on the free CBT tape (or CD-ROM)

- www.cbttape.org/cbtdowns.htm
- www.cbttape.org/covdowns.htm (overflow tape)

--- File# 069 Coding Examples from Carmine Cannatello's ASM book
------ www.cbttape.org/ftp/cbt/CBT069.zip

--- File# 505 ASSIST Assembler - moved to CBT Overflow - File 085
--- File# 085 ASSIST Assembler - used to teach BAL Assembler (overflow tape)
------ www.cbttape.org/ftp/cov/COV085.zip

--- CBT Tape Mirror for XmitManager (to view CBT .XMI files)
------ www.cbttape.org/njw/index.html


'Assembler Language Programming for the IBM 370: Assist Edition'
(The Benjamin/Cummings series in structured programming)
by Frank M. Carrano

'IBM 370 Assembly Language With Assist, Structured Concepts, and Advanced Topics'
(uses PC-370 DOS emulator)
by Charles J. Kacmar

'Assembler language with ASSIST'
by Ross A Overbeek

'Advanced Assembler Language and MVS Interfaces'
(For IBM Systems and Application Programmers)
by Carmine A. Cannatello

'Assembler Language Programming for IBM and IBM Compatible Computers'
(Formerly 370/360, Assembler Language Programming)
by Nancy Stern, Alden Sager, Robert A. Stern

'MVS Assembler Language'
by Kevin McQuillen, Anne Prince

'Assembler Language Programming: The IBM System/370 Family'
by George Struble



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 6:39 pm    Post subject:
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Hey thats super work !!!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 4:27 pm    Post subject: Re: IBM Assembler- Tutorial, References, Examples, Manuals
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Hey Pelad,

thats great work .....
God bless you ! icon_biggrin.gif

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 7:49 pm    Post subject: Some more intresting links for assembler
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply to: IBM Assembler- Tutorial, References, Examples, Man
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Mainframe Assembler Programming
Copyright © 1998, 2009 by Bill Qualls. All rights reserved.
I am the author of the text Mainframe Assembler Programming, ISBN 0-471-24993-9, published in 1998 by Wiley Computer Publishing. This book is now out of print. I have decided that rather than self-publish, I will make it available to anyone for non-commercial use via the internet. This is my small way of saying "thank you" to the many unknown persons whose contributions to the internet have enriched my personal and professional life. I hope that someone out there finds this useful. If so, I would love to hear from you. Please drop me a line at bill_qualls@hotmail.com. Thank you. p.s. I am available for corporate training on this and many other IT topics. Please contact me if I can be of service to your company.

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Many thanks to Bill Qualls for making this information available. It helped me diagnose an Assembler program issue. And Thanks to enrico for passing it on.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Some more intresting links for assembler
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Great done and thnx all of you but as per kris_8055's mentioned below link is changed please follow this new link-


New link--


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