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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:41 pm    Post subject: Assembler introductory book?
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I' m relatively new to mainframe, and I think the knowledge on mainframe should be as vast as possible.
Now, I want to learn Assembler, can anybody please recommend me some introductory book on assembler?
Thank you very much!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Assembler introductory book?
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Check out Mike Murach, who's been publishing Mainframe books (and others) since the mid-1970's.

http://www.murach.com

Search ===> http://isbn.nu for his MVS Assembler Language book.

The ISBN is displayed at the Murach Web Site.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 5:47 pm    Post subject:
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Thank you ,Bill.
But I found the books provided by you are not free.

Can you please recommend me some free materials? Thanks.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 5:49 pm    Post subject:
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dejunzhu wrote:
Can you please recommend me some free materials? Thanks.
Download the Prince of Ops?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Assembler introductory book?
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what about doing a bit of googling Yourself.

how mch introductory ??

we know nothing about Your skill level, so anything we might suggest could be wrong, not correspond to Your skill level/expectation
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:04 pm    Post subject:
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I' m relatively new to mainframe


So learn the basics first, like jcl, subsystems, peripherals etc.
And then just then (after 10 years or something like that) start to think about assembler.

BTW most mainframe (system) software is written in "C" now adays.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:25 pm    Post subject:
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CICS Guy wrote:
dejunzhu wrote:
Can you please recommend me some free materials? Thanks.
Download the Prince of Ops?

Guy,

His head will explode.... icon_eek.gif

Bill
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:44 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

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But I found the books provided by you are not free.
No, they are not free. . .

But if you want to get better material, you should be willing to spend a little bit of $. . . The "new" book at Murach is $36. . .

The assembler book at Murach Publishing is co-authored by Kevin McQuillen. He has also some earlier books (the one that many people still find quite useful for beginners was written around 1975). You can find that as a used book for less than the new ones.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 5:45 am    Post subject:
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You can probably find some good prices of used books at http://www.amazon.com/ but it's a bit unrealistic to expect to acquire good books for free, don't you think?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 2:49 pm    Post subject:
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I'm afraid that I should have got materials from the intranet of IBM...
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Assembler introductory book?
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I'm afraid that I should have got materials from the intranet of IBM...


since You are an IBM employee

if the request is reasonable , work related, and price affordable,
Your manager will be glad to approve the expense
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Reply to: Assembler introductory book?
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enrico-sorichetti wrote:
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I'm afraid that I should have got materials from the intranet of IBM...


since You are an IBM employee

if the request is reasonable , work related, and price affordable,
Your manager will be glad to approve the expense


This is just the problem---it's not work relevant, I just want to broaden my knowledge.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:53 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

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it's not work relevant, I just want to broaden my knowledge.
I'd suggest that it is work relevant. . . icon_smile.gif

If you intend to continue with IBM mainframes, knowing assembler would surely be valuable to you and your management.

Hopefully, the manager would also realize this and approve . . .
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dick scherrer wrote:
Hello,

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it's not work relevant, I just want to broaden my knowledge.
I'd suggest that it is work relevant. . . icon_smile.gif

If you intend to continue with IBM mainframes, knowing assembler would surely be valuable to you and your management.

Hopefully, the manager would also realize this and approve . . .

Dick, thank you for your suggestion.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply to: Assembler introductory book?
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You're welcome icon_smile.gif

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:12 pm    Post subject:
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I hope you've looked at the stickies in teh PL/I & ASSEMBLER part of the forum - there is more than enough to start with...
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Anuj Dhawan wrote:
I hope you've looked at the stickies in teh PL/I & ASSEMBLER part of the forum - there is more than enough to start with...

Yes, I found the following link fantastic!
http://ibmmainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=2744

Thank you very much!!![/url]
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Good, Search Engines (or local search of some forum) is the best thing after copy-paste facility from Microsoft...icon_biggrin.gif
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