Today's computing industry moves so rapidly, many programmers do not receive adequate training. This book teaches important concepts of machine organization in a language-independent fashion, so that users can become accomplished assembly programmers without going through the time-intensive process of mastering assembly language.
Chapter 3 explores arithmetic, logical and bit operations on binary data.
Excerpted from Write Great Code: Understanding the Machine by Randall Hyde (ISBN: 1-59327-003-8). Copyright 2004, No Starch Press. All rights reserved.