Professional Assembly Language / Edition 1

Professional Assembly Language / Edition 1

by Richard Blum
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Professional Assembly Language / Edition 1

  • Unlike high-level languages such as Java and C++, assemblylanguage is much closer to the machine code that actually runscomputers; it's used to create programs or modules that are veryfast and efficient, as well as in hacking exploits and reverseengineering
  • Covering assembly language in the Pentium microprocessorenvironment, this code-intensive guide shows programmers how tocreate stand-alone assembly language programs as well as how toincorporate assembly language libraries or routines into existinghigh-level applications
  • Demonstrates how to manipulate data, incorporate advancedfunctions and libraries, and maximize application performance
  • Examples use C as a high-level language, Linux as thedevelopment environment, and GNU tools for assembling, compiling,linking, and debugging

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ISBN-13: 9780764579011
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/31/2005
Pages: 576
Sales rank: 836,250
Product dimensions: 7.32(w) x 9.22(h) x 1.23(d)

About the Author

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

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Table of Contents




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.


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