Shakespeare's new book, just released by O'Reilly & Associates, is divided into phases: awareness and detection, planning and conversion, and implementation. It includes a rudimentary, but completely functional code-scanner and reporter. It covers programming languages, operating systems, and hardware. From a managerial viewpoint, it provides templates for project plans, reports, and fiscal and legal considerations.
Year 2000 in a Nutshell does not dwell on simple concepts or doomsday scenarios. It is, instead, a concise, factual reference work covering the major issues relating to the biggest obstacle in computing history. It offers a clear-cut, top-down, problem-solving approach. There are densely packed sections on date-manipulation routines for many common languages, PC hardware and packages, and an essential reference section on the most affected language- COBOL-which will be of particular value to those programmers who have been assigned the task of making the COBOL code Y2K compliant, but haven't had much experience with the COBOL language.
Year 2000 in a Nutshell is a reference guide that addresses three main aspects of the Year 2000 computer dilemma:
Year 2000 in a
By Norman Shakespeare
1st Edition October 1998 (US)
336 pages, 1-56592-421-5, $19.95 (US)
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