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Great introduction to ARM assembler (on the Pi w/ RiscOS)
on February 26, 2013
This book is an excellent introduction to coding in ARM assembler on the Raspberry Pi with RiscOS. The focus is more on the assembler than on the Pi or on RiscOS, but I believe that if you want to get started using ARM assembler there is probably no easier platform to do that than the Pi with RiscOS.
The author assumes no specific low-level knowledge and does a great job explaining the basics. Fortunately he does so in a way that an experienced old hack like myself can skip over the introductions and get straight to the meat. I was able to read the book in one flight from Zurich to San Francisco, although the problem with that is that my hands were itching all the time to get some coding done with my newly acquired knowledge :-)
Do *not* buy this book if you want to know how to code in Python under Linux on the Pi.
*Do* buy this book if you want a great introduction to the ARM architecture, instruction set and assembler.
The author promised a follow-up book with more advanced topics which I will surely buy.