Art of Assembly Language, 2nd Edition [NOOK Book]

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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.

Since 1996, Randall Hyde's The Art of Assembly Language has provided a comprehensive, plain-English, and patient introduction to 32-bit x86 assembly for non-assembly programmers. Hyde's primary ...

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Art of Assembly Language, 2nd Edition

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Overview

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.

Since 1996, Randall Hyde's The Art of Assembly Language has provided a comprehensive, plain-English, and patient introduction to 32-bit x86 assembly for non-assembly programmers. Hyde's primary teaching tool, High Level Assembler (or HLA), incorporates many of the features found in high-level languages (like C, C++, and Java) to help you quickly grasp basic assembly concepts. HLA lets you write true low-level code while enjoying the benefits of high-level language programming.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593273019
  • Publisher: No Starch Press San Francisco, CA
  • Publication date: 3/31/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,208,493
  • File size: 6 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2005

    Misleading Title

    This book is not about assembly language per se, and as such I feel the title was misleading. HLA is a high level language like previously commented on by another reviewer. If I wanted a high level version of assembly, I'd just use ANSI C. There are better books out there for assembly, because 'knowing the language' is much less important than knowing how a CPU operates with the hardware. Assembly language changes by assembler (gas uses AT&T syntax, NASM doesn't, MASM is different as well). Look into Duntemann's book for a good 'newbie' book on assembly. Even though he doesn't cover a lot of the actual mnemonics, he does a good job of explaining the theory and how assembly language works in both DOS and *nix. The DOS background is a plus (assembly in Windows- a nightmare) and if you have any C experience in a *nix environment, you'll love his treatment of *nix. I'd recommend that book over this one any day of the week.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2004

    NOT ASSEMBLY LANGUAGE

    If you are actually trying to learn REAL assembly language do not buy this book. The whole thing is based on HLA (High level Assembly) and you might as well learn c or c++. The first 5 pages are interesting, but when you realize what you have purchased you will be outraged. I would recommend finding a new book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2003

    Very Comprehensive

    This is, without question, the best book available on Pentium/x86 assembly programming. Covers more material that any two other books on this same subject! Definitely a good choice for those who don't already know assembly but would like to learn it.

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