Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software by Charles Petzold

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By Charles Petzold

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What do flashlights, the British invasion, black cats, and seesaws need to do with desktops? In CODE, they express us the creative methods we manage language and invent new technique of speaking with one another. and during CODE, we see how this ingenuity and our very human compulsion to speak have pushed the technological suggestions of the prior centuries.

Using daily items and known language platforms reminiscent of Braille and Morse code, writer Charles Petzold weaves an illuminating narrative for somebody who’s ever puzzled in regards to the mystery internal lifetime of pcs and different shrewdpermanent machines.

It’s a cleverly illustrated and eminently understandable story—and alongside the way in which, you’ll observe you’ve won a true context for figuring out today’s international of desktops, electronic media, and the web. it doesn't matter what your point of technical savvy, CODE will attraction you—and maybe even wake up the technophile within.

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Charles Petzold's newest booklet, Code: The Hidden Language of computing device and software program, crosses over into general-interest nonfiction from his traditional programming style. It's a delicately written, conscientiously researched gem that would entice a person who desires to comprehend laptop expertise at its essence. Readers find out about quantity structures (decimal, octal, binary, and all that) via Petzold's sufferer (and usually unique) prose after which notice the logical platforms which are used to strategy them. There's a great deal of historic info too. From Louis Braille's improvement of his eponymous raised-dot code to Intel Corporation's liberate of its early microprocessors, Petzold offers tales of individuals attempting to converse with (and by way of) mechanical and electric units. It's a desirable development of applied sciences, and Petzold provides a transparent assertion of ways they healthy together.

The genuine price of Code is in its rationalization of applied sciences which have been obscured for years in the back of fancy person interfaces and programming environments, which, within the identify of speedy software improvement, insulate the programmer from the desktop. In a bit on desktop language, Petzold dissects the guideline units of the genre-defining Intel 8080 and Motorola 6800 processors. He walks the reader in the course of the technique of acting a variety of operations with every one chip, explaining which opcodes poke which values into which registers alongside the way in which. Petzold is aware that the hidden language of pcs indicates actual attractiveness. In Code, he is helping readers enjoy it. --David Wall

Topics covered
Mechanical and electric representations of phrases and numbers, quantity structures, good judgment gates, acting mathematical operations with common sense gates, microprocessors, laptop code, reminiscence and programming languages.

About the Author
Charles Petzold has been writing approximately home windows programming for 25 years. A home windows Pioneer Award winner, Petzold is writer of the vintage Programming home windows, the commonly acclaimed Code: The Hidden Language of desktop and software program, Programming home windows cellphone 7, and greater than a dozen different books.

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