The Art of Assembly Language (Randall Hyde)

 
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The Art of Assembly Language (Randall Hyde)

This book teaches assembly language from the perspective of a high-level programmer, enabling you to create useful programs in just a few short days. The accompanying High-Level Assembler (HLA) is the first assembler that enables you to create portable assembly language programs that only require a recompile to operate on Linux or Windows.

A low-level programming language one level up from a computer's native machine language is called assembly. Although building device drivers, emulators, and video games in assembly language is widespread, many programmers find learning and using its rather forbidding syntax intimidating.

Since 1996, non-assembly programmers have had access to Randall Hyde's The Art of Assembly Language, which offers a thorough, patient, and plain English introduction to assembly. High-Level Assembler (or HLA), Hyde's main teaching tool, integrates many of the characteristics found in high-level languages (such as C, C++, and Java) to aid in your quick understanding of fundamental assembly ideas. HLA enables you to program in high-level languages while still writing actual low-level code.

You will master the basic low-level theory of computer science as you read The Art of Assembly Language and be able to translate that knowledge into actual, useful code. You will discover:

  • Edit, compile, and run an HLA program
  • Declare and use constants, scalar variables, pointers, arrays, structures, unions, and namespaces
  • Translate arithmetic expressions (integer and floating point)
  • Convert high-level control structures.

The eagerly awaited second edition of The Art of Assembly Language has been revised to incorporate current HLA modifications and to support Linux, Mac OS X, and FreeBSD. The Art of Assembly Language, 2nd Edition is your indispensable guide to mastering this challenging, low-level language, whether you're new to programming or have experience with high-level languages.

Ebook Details

Author(s)
About the Authors
Write Great Code Volumes 1 and 2 (No Starch Press) author Randall Hyde is also a co-author of the MASM 6.0 Bible (The Waite Group). He has contributed to Byte, Dr. Dobb's Journal, and a number of specialized magazines. Over a decade was spent by Hyde teaching assembly language at the University of California, Riverside.
Published
Published Date / Year
1 edition (September 2003); 2 edition (March 22, 2010)
Hardcover
760 pages
eBook Format
PDF (1426 pages)
ISBN-10
1593272073
ISBN-13
978-1593272074

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