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Biggner to MVS HLASM - Need Good Book for Fresher


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arvindkumarbhardwaj

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:11 am
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Hi,
I am very new to assembler but I have 5 years of experience in Mainframe technology.
I need senior resources thought on selecting the first book which a fresher should start with.

For example if you want to learn C/C++, you should start with Balaguruswami book or for CICS you should start with Yukihisa Kageyama book. They are very easy to learn and follow and written in layman language.

Can some senior resource suggest me same kind of book in MVS HLASM assembler which is good to start with. Probably after going though that book I can pickup some advanced topic book, but first I need some good book to start with...

help please...
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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:22 am
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Hello,

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For example if you want to learn C/C++, you should start with Balaguruswami book or for CICS you should start with Yukihisa Kageyama book.
Opinions vary. . . I suspect most of our "seniors" are not really familiar with (i.e. could not recommend) the 2 books you mention.

Dependng on what you want to do with assembler, different books may be of more use. For people who have to work with application code (rather than system/utility code), the assembler book i like best was written by Kevin McQuillen (and may still be available from Murach Publishing). Kevin wrote 2 and i still prefer the earlier book (and this is over 35 years old).
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arvindkumarbhardwaj

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:29 am
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Are you referring below book -

MVS Assembler Language
by Kevin McQuillen and Anne Prince
19 chapters, 528 pages, 244 illustrations,
ISBN-10: 0-911625-34-8; ISBN-13: 978-0-911625-34-9
eBook price: $45.00


The two books I have given is just for example and not related to MVS HLASM. They are good for other technology I just given examples as they are good for fresher for their technology.

I am looking good book for developer not for system/utility side. Would appreciate if you provide me some university link also if you know... as in case of cobol/JCL I found those very informative and useful...
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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:44 am
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Hello,

The book by Kevin and Anne Prince is the newer book. I prefer the older book. This book was intended for application developers.

The actual title of my copy is "System/360-370 Assembler Language (OS)". Good thing i'm in my home-office and could pull it from a shelf as this type of book does not go to client sites<g>.

It is still available at Amazon. It is a large paperback, not hard bound.
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Anuj Dhawan

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:35 pm
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A nice thread: www.ibmmainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=2744&highlight=assembler
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