Assembly Language Step-by-Step: Programming with Linux (3rd by Jeff Duntemann

By Jeff Duntemann

The eagerly expected new version of the bestselling advent to x86 meeting language
The long-awaited 3rd variation of this bestselling creation to meeting language has been thoroughly rewritten to target 32-bit protected-mode Linux and the loose NASM assembler. meeting is the elemental language bridging human rules and the natural silicon hearts of desktops, and renowned writer Jeff Dunteman keeps his distinct lighthearted kind as he offers a step by step method of this tough technical self-discipline.

He starts off on the very starting, explaining the fundamental rules of programmable computing, the binary and hexadecimal quantity structures, the Intel x86 computing device structure, and the method of software program improvement below Linux. From that beginning he systematically treats the x86 guide set, reminiscence addressing, tactics, macros, and interface to the C-language code libraries upon which Linux itself is equipped.

Serves as an incredible creation to x86 computing thoughts, as tested by means of the single language without delay understood by means of the CPU itself
Uses an approachable, conversational kind that assumes no past adventure in programming of any kind
Presents x86 structure and meeting thoughts via a cumulative instructional procedure that's excellent for self-paced instruction
Focuses totally on loose, open-source software program, together with Ubuntu Linux, the NASM assembler, the Kate editor, and the Gdb/Insight debugger
Includes an x86 guideline set reference for the most typical laptop directions, particularly adapted to be used by way of programming beginners
Woven into the presentation are lots of meeting code examples, plus useful pointers on software program layout, coding, trying out, and debugging, all utilizing unfastened, open-source software program which may be downloaded at no cost from the Internet.

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Some people still say things like ‘‘twelve hex,’’ which is valid, and means 18 decimal; but I don’t care for it, and advise against it. This business of alien bases is confusing enough without giving the aliens Charlie Chaplin masks. Each column in the hexadecimal system has a value 16 times that of the column to its right. ) As you might guess, the values of the individual columns increase frighteningly fast as you move from right to left. Table 2-6 shows the values of the first seven columns in hexadecimal.

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