Here’s a simple practice exercise to get you started with Assembly Language:
- Choose a platform and an assembler: Select a platform, such as x86 or ARM, and an assembler, such as NASM or GAS, that supports that platform.
- Write a program that reads two integers from user input, adds them together, and outputs the result to the screen.
- Use the basic instructions you have learned, such as
sub, to implement the program.
- Use the input and output instructions of your chosen platform to read and write values to and from the keyboard and display.
- Use a debugger to step through your program and verify that it is working as expected.
- Modify the program to handle negative numbers and to perform other basic arithmetic operations, such as subtraction and multiplication.
- Experiment with different instructions and programming concepts, such as branching and looping, to create more complex programs.
Remember, learning Assembly Language requires a lot of practice and experimentation. Don’t be discouraged if you run into challenges along the way. With persistence and dedication, you can become proficient in Assembly Language and gain a deeper understanding of low-level programming and computer architecture.