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  • Title: The Art of Assembly Language
  • Author(s) Randall Hyde
  • Publisher: No Starch Press; 1 edition (September 2003); 2 edition (March 22, 2010)
  • Hardcover: 760 pages
  • eBook: PDF (1426 pages)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10/ASIN: 1593272073
  • ISBN-13: 978-1593272074
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Book Description

This book presents assembly language from the high-level programmer's point of view, so you can start writing meaningful programs within days. The High Level Assembler (HLA) that accompanies the book is the first assembler that allows you to write portable assembly language programs that run under either Linux or Windows with nothing more than a recompile.

Assembly is a low-level programming language that's one step above a computer's native machine language. Although assembly language is commonly used for writing device drivers, emulators, and video games, many programmers find its somewhat unfriendly syntax intimidating to learn and use.

As you read The Art of Assembly Language, you'll learn the low-level theory fundamental to computer science and turn that understanding into real, functional code. You'll learn how to:

  • 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
About the Authors
  • Randall Hyde is the author of Write Great Code Volumes 1 and 2 (No Starch Press) and the co-author of MASM 6.0 Bible (The Waite Group).
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