Assembly language is as close to writing machine code as you can get without writing in pure hexadecimal. Since it is such a low-level language, it’s not practical in all cases, but should definitely be considered when you’re looking to maximize performance.
With Assembly Language Succinctly by Chris Rose, you’ll learn how to write x64 assembly for modern CPUs, first by writing inline assembly for applications, and then writing native assembly for C++ projects. You’ll learn the basics of memory spaces, data segments, CISC instructions, SIMD instructions, and much more.
Whether you’re working with Intel, AMD, or VIA CPUs, you’ll find this book a valuable starting point since many of the instructions are shared between processors.
Assembly Language Succinctly e-book consists of 11 chapters and the table of contents are listed below.
- Assembly in Visual Studio
- Memory Spaces
- Addressing Modes
- Data Segment
- C Calling Convention
- Instruction Reference
- SIMD Instruction Sets
- Recommended Reading