Base24 Classic Development 5 Days

Register for this course and learn to program using a rare programming language called TAL (Transaction Application Language)


Base24 : Base24 is a payments processing switch that runs on a HP NON Stop Tandem server
Course objectives: Become a Base24 Classic Developer
Target Audience: Developers and Systems Analyst that will like to learn this rare skill, Base24 Support staff that will like to understand the system better or move into the development environment and Base24 developers that will like a refresher
Pre-requisite: Developers and System Analysts with a minimum of 1 year programming experience in C, Cobal, Turbo Pascal or Visual Basic structured programming
Delivery Method: Class Room with practicals on a simulated environment
Duration: 5 days
Certificate: Yes
Venue: Johannesburg, South Africa
Dates: Course Schedule TBC
Cost per person: R 20 000


Day 1 (8:00 - 16:00)


  • What is Base24
  • Hardware (HP Non-Stop)
  • Operating Systems
  • Tacal commands 
  • Practical using our simulated environment

Day 2 (8:00 - 16:00)

  • Components
  • Configuration Menus (Green Screens)
  • Introducing TAL
  • Getting Started with TAL
  • Structuring Programs
  • Introducing the Environment
  • Expressions
  • Simple Variables
  • Practical using our simulated environment

Day 3 (8:00 - 16:00)

  • Arrays
  • Data Structures
  • Pointers
  • Equivalenced Variables
  • Procedures
  • Controlling Program Flow
  • Special Expressions
  • Compiling Programs
  • Compiler Listing
  • Practical using our simulated environment

Day 4 (8:00 - 16:00)

  • Sample Programs
  • Running and Debugging Programs
  • Mixed-Language Programming
  • Compiling source code

Day 5 (8:00 - 16:00)

  • Program and data structure
  • Databases –  PTLF and TLF
  • Error handling 
  • Deployment of code (moving objects)
  • Practical using our simulated environment

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