Top 10 Best Books to Read in Assembly Language Programming - August 2021



Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Assembly Language Programming. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. System Design Interview – An insider's guide, Second Edition


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Assembly Language Programming - August 2021

The system design interview is considered to be the most complex and most difficult technical job interview by many. This book provides a step-by-step framework on how to tackle a system design question. It includes many real-world examples to illustrate the systematic approach with detailed steps that you can follow. What’s inside? - An insider’s take on what interviewers really look for and why. - A 4-step framework for solving any system design interview question. - 16 real system design interview questions with detailed solutions. - 188 diagrams to visually explain how different systems work. Table Of Contents Chapter 1: Scale From Zero To Millions Of Users Chapter 2: Back-of-the-envelope Estimation Chapter 3: A Framework For System Design Interviews Chapter 4: Design A Rate Limiter Chapter 5: Design Consistent Hashing Chapter 6: Design A Key-value Store Chapter 7: Design A Unique Id Generator In Distributed Systems Chapter 8: Design A Url Shortener Chapter 9: Design A Web Crawler Chapter 10: Design A Notification System Chapter 11: Design A News Feed System Chapter 12: Design A Chat System Chapter 13: Design A Search Autocomplete System Chapter 14: Design Youtube Chapter 15: Design Google Drive Chapter 16: The Learning Continues

  • Author: Alex Xu
  • Publisher: Independently published (June 12, 2020)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Job Hunting & Careers
  • ISBN: 979-8664653403
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.73 x 9 inches

                 

2. Python All-In-One For Dummies


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Assembly Language Programming - August 2021

Your one-stop resource on all things Python 3 Thanks to its flexibility, Python has grown to become one of the most popular programming languages in the world. Developers use Python 3 in app development, web development, data science, machine learning, and even in coding education classes. There's almost no type of project that Python can't make better. From creating apps to building complex websites to sorting big data, Python provides a way to get the work done. Python All-in-One For Dummies offers a starting point for those new to coding by explaining the basics of Python and demonstrating how it's used in a variety of applications. Covers the basics of the language Explains its syntax through application in high-profile industries Shows how Python can be applied to projects in enterprise Delves into major undertakings including artificial intelligence, physical computing, machine learning, robotics and data analysis This book is perfect for anyone new to coding as well as experienced coders interested in adding Python to their toolbox.

  • Author: John C. Shovic
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1st edition (May 7, 2019)
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Programming Languages
  • ISBN: 978-1119557593
  • Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.5 x 8.9 inches

                 

3. The Ghidra Book: The Definitive Guide


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Assembly Language Programming - August 2021

A guide to using the Ghidra software reverse engineering tool suite. The result of more than a decade of research and development within the NSA, the Ghidra platform was developed to address some of the agency's most challenging reverse-engineering problems. With the open-source release of this formerly restricted tool suite, one of the world's most capable disassemblers and intuitive decompilers is now in the hands of cybersecurity defenders everywhere -- and The Ghidra Book is the one and only guide you need to master it. In addition to discussing RE techniques useful in analyzing software and malware of all kinds, the book thoroughly introduces Ghidra's components, features, and unique capacity for group collaboration. You'll learn how to:    •   Navigate a disassembly    •   Use Ghidra's built-in decompiler to expedite analysis    •   Analyze obfuscated binaries    •   Extend Ghidra to recognize new data types    •   Build new Ghidra analyzers and loaders    •   Add support for new processors and instruction sets    •   Script Ghidra tasks to automate workflows    •   Set up and use a collaborative reverse engineering environment Designed for beginner and advanced users alike, The Ghidra Book will effectively prepare you to meet the needs and challenges of RE, so you can analyze files like a pro.

  • Author: Chris Eagle
  • Publisher: No Starch Press (September 1, 2020)
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Programming
  • ISBN: 978-1718501027
  • Dimensions: 7 x 1.38 x 9.25 inches

                 

4. Learn Multiplatform Assembly Programming with ChibiAkumas!


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Assembly Language Programming - August 2021

Ever wanted to make your own game for an old console, or learn about low level programming?Enter the world of Assembly language, and learn new things about classic hardware!“Learn Multiplatform Assembly Programming… with ChibiAkumas” is an introduction to retro programming. It gives the essential technical information you'll need in a 'down to earth' style that will be more accessible to the average computer user.Covering the Z80, 6502, 68000, 8086 and early ARM CPUs, this book covers the terminology that relates to Assembly and classic hardware, an overview of the CPU and a list of the instruction set of that CPU, with clear simple descriptions. For each CPU we'll look at some simple examples for an emulated computer or console to get you started, with details of how to compile and run them though an emulator on your Windows PC!About the AuthorDeveloper of the 8 bit Multiplatform game ‘ChibiAkumas’, and creator of the Assembly programming tutorial You Tube channel of the same name, the Author of this book is a classic Assembly hobbyist who enjoys making new content for old systems. He aims to bring his passion for retro programming to audiences who had previously been put off by claims such as “Assembly is too hard, most people should just use C”, and to bring some fun along the way!

  • Author: Keith 'Akuyou'
  • Publisher: Independently published (February 9, 2021)
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Programming
  • ISBN: 979-8599977377
  • Dimensions: 5.83 x 0.61 x 8.27 inches

                 

5. Raspberry Pi Operating System Assembly Language: Hands-On-Guide


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Assembly Language Programming - August 2021

Raspberry Pi Operating System Assembly Language is a fully revised and updated guide to learning to program ARM machine code on your Raspberry Pi. With nothing other than the Raspberry Pi Operating System installed on your Raspberry Pi, this book shows you how to access all the tools that you'll need to create your own machine code programs using assembly language. Ideal for the novice, this book starts from first principles and leads you comfortably on your way to become an accomplished programmer. Providing lucid descriptions, award winning author Bruce Smith keeps things simple and includes plenty of program examples you can try for yourself. Ideas and concepts are introduced in the order required so you should never be left wondering. This book is compatible with all Raspberry PI models including the RPi 4, 400 and 3. Just some of the many features include:•Practical approach with example programs•GCC assembler and linker•ARM registers and arrangements•Use of Operating System calls•Debugging with GDB•Using libc function calls•Programming the GPIO•Floating Point and Neon co-processors•Thumb CodeExamples are provided that are written using the GCC Compiler running under the Raspberry Pi Operating System, and can be downloaded from the book support website at www.brucesmith.info.What reviewers have said about Bruce's books:"This book is an excellent introduction to coding in ARM assembler on the Raspberry Pi.""This is the first computer book I have read in bed for pleasure rather than to cure insomnia!'""Great introduction to ARM assembler."

  • Author: Bruce Smith
  • Publisher: bruce smith book; 4th edition (March 17, 2021)
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Programming

                 



6. Professional Embedded ARM Development


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Assembly Language Programming - August 2021

A practical Wrox guide to ARM programming for mobile devices With more than 90 percent of mobile phones sold in recent years using ARM-based processors, developers are eager to master this embedded technology. If you know the basics of C programming, this guide will ease you into the world of embedded ARM technology. With clear explanations of the systems common to all ARM processors and step-by-step instructions for creating an embedded application, it prepares you for this popular specialty. While ARM technology is not new, existing books on the topic predate the current explosive growth of mobile devices using ARM and don't cover these all-important aspects. Newcomers to embedded technology will find this guide approachable and easy to understand. Covers the tools required, assembly and debugging techniques, C optimizations, and more Lists the tools needed for various types of projects and explores the details of the assembly language Examines the optimizations that can be made to ensure fast code Provides step-by-step instructions for a basic application and shows how to build upon it Professional Embedded ARM Development prepares you to enter this exciting and in-demand programming field.

  • Author: James A. Langbridge
  • Publisher: Wrox; 1st edition (March 10, 2014)
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Programming
  • ISBN: 978-1118788943
  • Dimensions: 7.36 x 0.59 x 9.21 inches

                 

7. Blue Fox: Arm Assembly Internals and Binary Analysis of Mobile and IoT Devices


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Assembly Language Programming - August 2021

Provides readers with a solid foundation in Arm assembly internals and using reverse-engineering as the basis for analyzing and securing billions of Arm devices    Finding and mitigating security vulnerabilities in Arm devices is the next critical internet security frontier―Arm processors are already in use by more than 90% of all mobile devices, billions of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and a growing number of current and soon-to-arrive laptops from companies including Microsoft, Lenovo, and Apple. Written by a leading expert on Arm security,  Blue Fox: Arm Assembly Internals and Binary Analysis of Mobile and IoT Devices  introduces readers to modern Armv8-A instruction sets and the process of reverse-engineering Arm binaries for security research and defensive purposes.  Divided into two sections, the book first provides a detailed look at the Armv8-A assembly languages, followed by OS and Arm architecture fundamentals, and a deep-dive into the A32 and A64 instruction sets. Section Two delves into the process of reverse-engineering itself: setting up an Arm environment, an introduction to static and dynamic analysis tools, and the process of extracting and emulating firmware for analysis. Throughout the book, the reader is given an extensive understanding of Arm instructions and control-flow patterns essential for reverse engineering software compiled for the Arm architecture. Providing an in-depth introduction into reverse-engineering for engineers and security researchers alike, this book:  Offers an introduction to the Arm architecture, covering both AArch32 and AArch64 instruction set states, as well as ELF file format internals     Presents in-depth information on Arm assembly internals for reverse engineers analyzing malware and auditing software for security vulnerabilities, as well as for developers seeking detailed knowledge of the Arm assembly language   Covers the A32/T32 and A64 instruction sets supported by the Armv8-A architecture with a detailed overview of the most common instructions and control flow patterns  Introduces known reverse engineering tools used for static and dynamic binary analysis  Describes the process of disassembling and debugging Arm binaries on Linux, and using disassembly and debugging tools including Ghidra and GDB.  Blue Fox: Arm Assembly Internals and Binary Analysis of Mobile and IoT Devices  is a vital resource for security researchers and reverse engineers who analyze software applications for IoT and mobile devices at the assembly level.

  • Author: Maria Markstedter
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1st edition (May 3, 2022)
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Programming Languages
  • ISBN: 978-1119745303

                 

8. RISC-V Assembly Language


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Assembly Language Programming - August 2021

Presents RISC-V assembly language with emphasis on system concepts. You will learn not only assembly language programming but also the system concepts necessary to fully understand at the machine level a RISC-V computer that supports RV32I and RV32M. The software package for the book includes a RISC-V assembler/linker/debugger/ interpreter that runs on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and Raspbian. It is easy to install (simply unzip the distribution file) and easy to use.

  • Author: Anthony J. Dos Reis
  • Publisher: Independently published (August 12, 2019)
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Programming Languages
  • ISBN: 978-1088462003
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.35 x 11 inches

                 

9. xchg rax,rax


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Assembly Language Programming - August 2021

; 0x40 assembly riddles "xchg rax,rax" is a collection of assembly gems and riddles I found over many years of reversing and writing assembly code. The book contains 0x40 short assembly snippets, each built to teach you one concept about assembly, math or life in general. Be warned - This book is not for beginners. It doesn't contain anything besides assembly code, and therefore some x86_64 assembly knowledge is required. How to use this book? Get an assembler (Yasm or Nasm is recommended), and obtain the x86_64 instruction set. Then for every snippet, try to understand what it does. Try to run it with different inputs if you don't understand it in the beginning. Look up for instructions you don't fully know in the Instruction sets PDF. Start from the beginning. The order has meaning. As a final note, the full contents of the book could be viewed for free on my website (Just google "xchg rax,rax").

  • Author: xorpd
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1st edition (December 9, 2014)
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Programming Languages
  • ISBN: 978-1502958082
  • Dimensions: 5 x 0.16 x 8 inches

                 

10. HTML5 and CSS3 All-in-One For Dummies


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Assembly Language Programming - August 2021

A new edition of a bestseller covers the latest advances in web development! HTML5 and CSS3 are essential tools for creating dynamic websites and boast updates and enhanced features that can make your websites even more effective and unique. This friendly, all-in-one guide covers everything you need to know about each of these technologies and their latest versions so that you can use them together. Building on the bestselling formats of the first two editions, this new edition teaches you the fundamentals of HTML5 and CSS3, and then presents ways for using them with JavaScript, MySQL, and Ajax to create websites that work. Covers using JavaScript, PHP, MySQL, and Ajax in the context of programming dynamic web pages with CSS3 and HTML5 Includes self-contained minibooks that review HTML, CSS, design and layout, client-side JavaScript, Ajax and server-side, and putting it all together Examines new web development advancements including new technologies and changes to the standards Features a website that contains supporting materials including code and several valuable programs that are useful for web development HTML5 and CSS3 All-in-One For Dummies, 3rd Edition serves as the perfect reference for both web development beginners and seasoned professionals looking to learn more about how to get the most out of the powerful combination of HTML5 and CSS3.

  • Author: Andy Harris
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 3rd edition (January 8, 2014)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Computers & Technology