About Jol

Jol is a high-level, English-like COMMAND LANGUAGE. It uses a simple, flexible and concise language structure which communicates with the operating system and effectively controls data, programs and events. It is easy to learn, easy to use, and easy to change. Jol enables users to utilize their skills, experience and creative abilities to be more effective than was ever previously possible.

It is a user friendly command language that reads English-like commands and executes them - increasing operating speed, accuracy and flexibility in the process. Significant personnel savings are possible at Training, Programming, Operating and End-User levels. Enhanced hardware and software capabilities are accompanied by substantial overall cost and productivity gains.

In essence, data sets and programs are declared like variables are in other high level languages. Then instructions such as RUN, COPY, SORT etc. refer to the declared variables. Programmers using languages like COBOL and PL/I feel at home with Jol, as it is similar to languages they already use.

Jol coexists with JCL and interfaces with contemporary development techniques, such as top down design, step level refinements, structured coding, and prototyping. Jol's many features focus on the End User, Programming Maintenance and Development, Production (i.e operations, scheduling), and Management Control.

Jol operates interactively through a terminal, or may be run in "background" mode while users do other work. It can be considered a complementary system to IBM's JCL, CLISTS and ISPF. Alternatively, it combines the power of all these three languages into one easy to use, structured, and user extendable language (with its powerful Macro facility).

Jol had its genesis in response to demands by "SHARE" and other major computer organizations for a language allowing installations to use the same commands on different computers and differing operating systems. Over the last decade, Jol has been developed, enhanced and debugged while being used on-line by more than twenty major public and private organizations.

It has evolved into a stable, and most reliable computer command language, ready for world marketing and application. Jol is unique in its ability to meet and overcome the crying criticism that the lag in Command language developments, relative to hardware and operating systems, has cost corporations billions of dollars each year.

Jol Version 5.2, like its previous releases is extremely User Friendly Language that complements IBM's and Fujitsu's JCL, CLISTs and SPF. Jol also combines the power of these languages into one simple and powerful language that is easy to use and easy to learn by all D.P. Staff.

Jol now comes with many new and even more powerful features offering total flexibility and power in running a Data Center almost entirely with one Language.

Jol is a truly Universal Language that can run on most IBM and Fujitsu Mainframe and Personal style computers.

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