Professional Assembly Language / Edition 1 available in Paperback
- 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
|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.
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.