Professional Assembly Language

Overview

  • Unlike high-level languages such as Java and C++, assembly language is much closer to the machine code that actually runs computers; it's used to create programs or modules that are very fast and efficient, as well as in hacking exploits and reverse engineering
  • Covering assembly language in the Pentium microprocessor environment, this code-intensive guide shows programmers how to create stand-alone assembly language programs as well as how to ...
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Overview

  • Unlike high-level languages such as Java and C++, assembly language is much closer to the machine code that actually runs computers; it's used to create programs or modules that are very fast and efficient, as well as in hacking exploits and reverse engineering
  • Covering assembly language in the Pentium microprocessor environment, this code-intensive guide shows programmers how to create stand-alone assembly language programs as well as how to incorporate assembly language libraries or routines into existing high-level applications
  • Demonstrates how to manipulate data, incorporate advanced functions and libraries, and maximize application performance
  • Examples use C as a high-level language, Linux as the development environment, and GNU tools for assembling, compiling, linking, and debugging
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764579011
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/31/2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 531,389
  • Product dimensions: 7.32 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 1.23 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Blum has worked for a large U.S. government organization for more than 15 years. During that time, he has had the opportunity to program utilities in various programming languages: C, C++, Java, and Microsoft VB.NET and C#. With this experience, Rich has often found the benefit of reviewing assembly language code generated by compilers and utilizing assembly language routines to speed up higher-level language programs.
Rich has a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University, where he worked on many assembly language projects. (Of course, this was back in the eight-bit processor days.) He also has a master of science degree in management from Purdue University, specializing in Management Information Systems.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Contents.

Introduction.

Chapter 1: What Is Assembly Language?

Chapter 2: The IA-32 Platform.

Chapter 3: The Tools of the Trade.

Chapter 4: A Sample Assembly Language Program.

Chapter 5: Moving Data.

Chapter 6: Controlling Execution Flow.

Chapter 7: Using Numbers.

Chapter 8: Basic Math Functions.

Chapter 9: Advanced Math Functions.

Chapter 10: Working with Strings.

Chapter 11: Using Functions.

Chapter 12: Using Linux System Calls.

Chapter 13: Using Inline Assembly.

Chapter 14: Calling Assembly Libraries.

Chapter 15: Optimizing Routines.

Chapter 16: Using Files.

Chapter 17: Using Advanced IA-32 Features.

Index.

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