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ARM Assembly guide online reprint

By Chris Williams. Published: 1st Jul 2003, 20:05:16 | Permalink | Printable

Gentle tutorial

Just today, we stumbled across a comprehensive ARM assembley primer for anyone interested in breaking into assembly programming.

Peter Cockerell's book ARM Assembly Language Programming was initially published in 1987 by Compuer Concepts and covers the ARM 3 processor. Although we're onto much more recent processors, Peter's material should be enough to introduce developers to low level ARM assembley. However, the source code in the book will not be 32 bit compatible - you should check the Castle 32 bit guide and Rick Murray's guide for more details.

Writing assembly code means writing in the simplest programming language the ARM processor can execute. Although the language is 'low level' and initially daunting, software written in assembly is useful in many cases, namely developing modules and code that needs to run as fast as possible.

The book is available in HTML and PDF form and happens to have an interesting history - from raiding the Xara vaults to tracking down Icon Technology's Mike Glover to convert files created on an 1980s Apple Mac. Good stuff.

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The original book was great (I still have it at home, dog-eared granted from much use - a good thing surely).

Much thanks to all involved for making this truly useful resource available to all. -- Annraoi McShane,

 is a RISC OS UserAMS on 5/7/03 2:20PM
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Being a minimalist, I do like having the option of online reading material (though a book is often more convenient).

Perhaps someone could revamp it with the author's permission, to be more 32bit friendly? -- Gavin Smith

 is a RISC OS UserSparkY on 6/7/03 1:44PM
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I have sent Peter an all in one PDF file version with bookmarks, should be on the site shortly...

 is a RISC OS Userskock on 10/7/03 12:37PM
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