This Fourth edition of this broad-based and comprehensive text covers all programming levels - from introductory through advanced. Both inexperienced readers and experienced programmers can learn and benefit. Appropriate for both two and four year schools. This revision retains the practical, hands on approach while and updating the text to include the latest changes in Assembly Language and Operating Systems.
The primary focus of this book is to assist readers in learning assembly language programming. Abel has designed the text to serve as both tutorial and reference, asking students to read through each chapter, key the many program examples, convert them to executable modules, and execute them. Coverage starts from scratch, discussing the simpler aspects of the hardware and the language, then introduces instructions as they are needed.
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Key Benefit: Provides a step-by-step introduction to Intel microprocessors, machine language, and assembly language that traces execution of elementary programs in machine language. It helps readers view the contents of registers and memory during execution. Key Topics: Taking a hands-on approach, this book provides many short examples and full program examples to illustrate instructions and programming techniques. With no prior programming knowledge needed, its clear and concise writing provides accessible presentations of keyboard processing, screen handling, arithmetic, logic, tables, disk processing, printing, mouse handling, macro writing, linking to subprograms, and interrupts. The fourth edition of Assembly Language and Programming has been revised to reflect an extensive reorganization of material and explanations that also now includes the features of Pentium architecture as well as more short examples and full programs. Market: An essential reference book for every PC user.
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