From instruction set to kernel module with Intel processor
Author: Alexey Lyashko
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Incorporate the assembly language routines in your high level language applications About This Book Understand the Assembly programming concepts and the benefits of examining the AL codes generated from high level languages Learn to incorporate the assembly language routines in your high level language applications Understand how a CPU works when programming in high level languages Who This Book Is For This book is for developers who would like to learn about Assembly language. Prior programming knowledge of C and C++ is assumed. What You Will Learn Obtain deeper understanding of the underlying platform Understand binary arithmetic and logic operations Create elegant and efficient code in Assembly language Understand how to link Assembly code to outer world Obtain in-depth understanding of relevant internal mechanisms of Intel CPU Write stable, efficient and elegant patches for running processes In Detail The Assembly language is the lowest level human readable programming language on any platform. Knowing the way things are on the Assembly level will help developers design their code in a much more elegant and efficient way. It may be produced by compiling source code from a high-level programming language (such as C/C++) but can also be written from scratch. Assembly code can be converted to machine code using an assembler. The first section of the book starts with setting up the development environment on Windows and Linux, mentioning most common toolchains. The reader is led through the basic structure of CPU and memory, and is presented the most important Assembly instructions through examples for both Windows and Linux, 32 and 64 bits. Then the reader would understand how high level languages are translated into Assembly and then compiled into object code. Finally we will cover patching existing code, either legacy code without sources or a running code in same or remote process. Style and approach This book takes a step-by-step, detailed approach to Comprehensively learning Assembly Programming.
The eagerly anticipated new edition of the bestselling introduction to x86 assembly language The long-awaited third edition of this bestselling introduction to assembly language has been completely rewritten to focus on 32-bit protected-mode Linux and the free NASM assembler. Assembly is the fundamental language bridging human ideas and the pure silicon hearts of computers, and popular author Jeff Dunteman retains his distinctive lighthearted style as he presents a step-by-step approach to this difficult technical discipline. He starts at the very beginning, explaining the basic ideas of programmable computing, the binary and hexadecimal number systems, the Intel x86 computer architecture, and the process of software development under Linux. From that foundation he systematically treats the x86 instruction set, memory addressing, procedures, macros, and interface to the C-language code libraries upon which Linux itself is built. Serves as an ideal introduction to x86 computing concepts, as demonstrated by the only language directly understood by the CPU itself Uses an approachable, conversational style that assumes no prior experience in programming of any kind Presents x86 architecture and assembly concepts through a cumulative tutorial approach that is ideal for self-paced instruction Focuses entirely on free, open-source software, including Ubuntu Linux, the NASM assembler, the Kate editor, and the Gdb/Insight debugger Includes an x86 instruction set reference for the most common machine instructions, specifically tailored for use by programming beginners Woven into the presentation are plenty of assembly code examples, plus practical tips on software design, coding, testing, and debugging, all using free, open-source software that may be downloaded without charge from the Internet.
It's a critical lesson that today's computer science students aren't always being taught: How to carefully choose their high-level language statements to produce efficient code. Write Great Code, Volume 2: Thinking Low-Level, Writing High-Level shows software engineers what too many college and university courses don't - how compilers translate high-level language statements and data structures into machine code. Armed with this knowledge, they will make informed choices concerning the use of those high-level structures and help the compiler produce far better machine code - all without having to give up the productivity and portability benefits of using a high-level language.
"Written by nationally known, bestselling author Tom Swan, Mastering Turbo Assembler, Second Edition, provides a complete introduction to assembly language programming, as well as thorough coverage of intermediate and advanced topics." "With hundreds of working examples of code, chapter summaries, exercises, and projects, you'll learn how to write inline assembler code and master all the features of Borland's Turbo Assembler - painlessly."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Category: Assembler language (Computer program language)
Covering routines for the most popular machines - ATT computer, the Atari 68000, the Commodore Amiga and the Macintosh - this book takes readers through all aspects of assembly language programming in a step-by-step fashion. It provides a complete, graduated approach to the entire line of 68000's, giving examples and exercises for each step so that readers can acquire all of the necessary skills. Topics include the 68000 programmer's model, explanations of number systems, subroutines and advanced assembler concepts, such as external references, linking, debugging and macros.
This hands-on guide helps develop programming skills on the 8086-based microcomputers. Introduces readers to assembly language programming through a comprehensive set of input/output procedures and useful subroutines for the most popular 8086-based operating systems. Covering fundamental data types, segmentation, assembler operation and modular programming, these routines let users apply assembly language ``shortcuts'' and programming techniques to specific applications. Offers a brief outline of the design of the l6-bit microprocessor and the architecture of the 8086 including the 80286 family of chips, presents the essentials on binary and hexadecimal numbers and shows how to write and execute a program. The complete instruction set is presented in the last nine chapters.