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samwillc
01-05-2013, 03:37 PM
Hi everyone,

I am learning c++ and am still at the very early stages.

I can see the merit of the programming but am really interested about what is actually going on inside my computer.

I want to delve a bit deeper in other words.

Could anyone recommend any good books about assembly language or how the CPU works, something along those lines, but please bear in mind I am quite new to all of this. I'm doing an IT degree but so far we have never touched on anything remotely deeper than the buses/FPU/memory allocation (very basic), and that was only one very small block within one module.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

Sam.

GReaper
01-05-2013, 03:55 PM
Want to really learn what is going inside your computer? Try building an OS. Here's a site with tutorials and advice:
OSDev Wiki (http://wiki.osdev.org/Main_Page)


Prepare yourself for occasional bouts of confusion, discouragement, and for some of us... temporary insanity.
:p

samwillc
01-05-2013, 04:07 PM
That is AWESOME!

Can only write if/else/loop programs so far so I imagine this'll be a nightmare. Can't wait!

Thanks :)

GReaper
01-05-2013, 04:56 PM
That is AWESOME!

Can only write if/else/loop programs so far so I imagine this'll be a nightmare. Can't wait!

Thanks :)

If you're not joking, I was. I seriously don't recommend it! Actually, I suggest you don't even attempt such an endeavour until you have sufficient experience and knowledge.

samwillc
01-05-2013, 05:07 PM
Lol. Never say die! Maybe in a few years though...

Any good book suggestions on assembly/hardware?

Sam.

GReaper
01-05-2013, 06:31 PM
I found a nice online tutorial (http://www.friedspace.com/assembly/intro.php), check it out if you want.

samwillc
01-06-2013, 02:14 PM
I found a nice online tutorial (http://www.friedspace.com/assembly/intro.php), check it out if you want.

Bookmarked, thanks. Will go back to that.

Sam.