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The bestselling guide to assembly language-now updated and expanded to include coverage of Linux This new edition of the bestselling guide to assembly programming now covers DOS and Linux! The Second Edition begins with a highly accessible overview of the internal operations of the Intel-based PC and systematically covers all the steps involved in writing, testing, and debugging assembly programs. Expert author Jeff Duntemann then presents working example programs for both the DOS and Linux operating systems using the popular free assembler NASM. He also includes valuable information on how to use procedures and macros, plus rare explanations of assembly-level coding for Linux, all of which combine to offer a comprehensive look at the complexities of assembly programming for Intel processors. Providing you with the foundation to create executable assembly language programs, this book: * Explains how to use NASM-IDE, a simple program editor and assembly-oriented development environment * Details the most used elements of the 86-family instruction set * Teaches about DEBUG, the single most useful tool you have as an assembly language programmer * Examines the operations that machine instructions force the CPU to perform * Discusses the process of memory addressing * Covers coding for Linux The CD-ROM includes: * Net-Wide Assembler (NASM) for both DOS and Linux * NASM-IDE, a command shell and code editor for DOS * ALINK, a free linker for DOS programming * All program code examples from the book
Professional Assembly Language Every high level language program (such as C and C++) is converted by a compiler into assembly language before it is linked into an executable program. This book shows you how to view the assembly language code generated by the compiler and understand how it is created. With that knowledge you can tweak the assembly language code generated by the compiler or create your own assembly language routines. This code-intensive guide is divided into three sections — basics of the assembly language program development environment, assembly language programming, and advanced assembly language techniques. It shows how to decipher the compiler-generated assembly language code, and how to make functions in your programs faster and more efficient to increase the performance of an application. What you will learn from this book: The benefits of examining the assembly language code generated from your high-level language program How to create stand-alone assembly language programs for the Linux Pentium environment Ways to incorporate advanced functions and libraries in assembly language programs How to incorporate assembly language routines in your C and C++ applications Ways to use Linux system calls in your assembly language programs How to utilize Pentium MMX and SSE functions in your applications
Andrew S. Tanenbaum, Albert S. Woodhull, Alfred Woodhull
This is a practical manual on operating systems, which describes a small UNIX-like operating system, demonstrating how it works and illustrating the principles underlying it. The relevant sections of the MINIX source code are described in detail, and the book has been revised to include updates in MINIX, which initially started as a v7 unix clone for a floppy-disk only 8088. It is now aimed at 386, 486 and pentium machines, and is based on the international posix standard instead of on v7. Versions of MINIX are now also available for the Macintosh and SPARC.
Anany Levitin, Maria Levitin
Algorithmic puzzles are puzzles involving well-defined procedures for solving problems. This book will provide an enjoyable and accessible introduction to algorithmic puzzles that will develop the reader's algorithmic thinking. The first part of this book is a tutorial on algorithm design strategies and analysis techniques. Algorithm design strategies — exhaustive search, backtracking, divide-and-conquer and a few others — are general approaches to designing step-by-step instructions for solving problems. Analysis techniques are methods for investigating such procedures to answer questions about the ultimate result of the procedure or how many steps are executed before the procedure stops. The discussion is an elementary level, with puzzle examples, and requires neither programming nor mathematics beyond a secondary school level. Thus, the tutorial provides a gentle and entertaining introduction to main ideas in high-level algorithmic problem solving. The second and main part of the book contains 150 puzzles, from centuries-old classics to newcomers often asked during job interviews at computing, engineering, and financial companies. The puzzles are divided into three groups by their difficulty levels. The first fifty puzzles in the Easier Puzzles section require only middle school mathematics. The sixty puzzle of average difficulty and forty harder puzzles require just high school mathematics plus a few topics such as binary numbers and simple recurrences, which are reviewed in the tutorial. All the puzzles are provided with hints, detailed solutions, and brief comments. The comments deal with the puzzle origins and design or analysis techniques used in the solution. The book should be of interest to puzzle lovers, students and teachers of algorithm courses, and persons expecting to be given puzzles during job interviews.
Multicore Application Programming is a comprehensive, practical guide to high-performance multicore programming that any experienced developer can use. Author Darryl Gove covers the leanding approaches to parallelization on Windows, Linux, and Oracle Solaris. Through practical examples, he illuminates the challenges involved in writing applications that fully utilize multicore processors, helping you produce appllications that are functionally correct, offer superior performance, and scale well to eight cores, sixteen Cores, and beyond. The book reveals how specific hardware implementations impact application performance and shows how to avoid common pitfalls. Step by step, you'll write applications that can handle large numbers of parallel threads, and you'll master advanced parallelization techniques. Multicore Application Programming isn't wedded to a single approach or platform: It is for every experienced C programmer working with any contemporary multicore processor in any leading operating system environment.
Sivarama P. Dandamudi
A new advanced textbook/reference providing a comprehensive survey of hardware and software architectural principles and methods of computer systems organization and design. The book is suitable for a first course in computer organization. The style is similar to that of the author's book on assembly language in that it strongly supports self-study by students. This organization facilitates compressed presentation of material. Emphasis is also placed on related concepts to practical designs/chips. Topics: material presentation suitable for self- study; concepts related to practical designs and implementations; extensive examples and figures; details provided on several digital logic simulation packages; free MASM download instructions provided; and end-of-chapter exercises.