Write Great Code, Volume 2, 2nd Edition Book Free Download
Thinking Low-Level, Writing High-Level, the second volume in the landmark Write Great Code series by Randall Hyde, covers high-level programming languages (such as Swift and Java) as well as code generation on 64-bit CPUsARM, the Java Virtual Machine, and the Microsoft Common Runtime.
Write Great Code, Volume 2, 2nd Edition Description
From the Back Cover
In the beginning, most software was written in assembly, the CPUs low-level language, in order to achieve acceptable performance on relatively slow hardware. Early programmers were sparing in their use of high-level language code, knowing that a high-level language compiler would generate crummy, low-level machine code for their software.
Today, however, many programmers write in high-level languages like C, C++, Pascal, Java, or BASIC. The result is often sloppy, inefficient code. You dont need to give up the productivity and portability of high-level languages in order to produce more efficient software.
In this second volume of the Write Great Code series, you wll learn:
- How to analyze the output of a compiler to verify that your code does, indeed, generate good machine code
- The types of machine code statements that compilers typically generate for common control structures, so you can choose the best statements when writing HLL code
- Just enough 80×86 and PowerPC assembly language to read compiler output
- How compilers convert various constant and variable objects into machine data, and how to use these objects to write faster and shorter programs
With an understanding of how compilers work, you wll be able to write source code that they can translate into elegant machine code. That understanding starts right here, with Write Great Code, Volume 2: Thinking Low-Level, Writing High-Level.
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NEW TO THIS EDITION, COVERAGE OF:
- Programming languages like Swift and Java
- Code generation on modern 64-bit CPUs
- ARM processors on mobile phones and tablets
- Stack-based architectures like the Java Virtual Machine
- Modern language systems like the Microsoft Common Language Runtime
Write Great Code, Volume 2, 2nd Edition Free Download
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