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Write Great Code: Volume 1

Today’s programmers are often narrowly trained because the industry moves too fast. That’s where Write Great Code, Volume 1: Understanding the Machine comes in. This, the first of four volumes by author Randall Hyde, teaches important concepts of machine organization in a language-independent fashion, giving programmers what they need to know to write great code in any language, without the usual overhead of learning assembly language to master this topic. A solid foundation in software engineering, The Write Great Code series will help programmers make wiser choices with respect to programming statements and data types when writing software.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. What You Need to Know to Write Great Code
Chapter 2. Numeric Representation
Chapter 3. Binary Arithmetic and Bit Operations
Chapter 4. Floating Point Representation
Chapter 5. Character Representation
Chapter 6. Memory Organization and Access
Chapter 7. Composite Data Types and Memory Objects
Chapter 8. Boolean Logic and Digital Design
Chapter 9. CPU Architecture
Chapter 10. Instruction Set Architecture
Chapter 11. Memory Architecture and Organization
Chapter 12. Input and Output (I/O)

Book Details

  • Paperback: 440 pages
  • Publisher: No Starch Press (October 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1593270038
  • ISBN-13: 978-1593270032
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