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MVS Assembler Language

by Kevin McQuillen and Anne Prince
19 chapters, 528 pages, 244 illustrations
Published 1987
ISBN 978-0911625-34-9
eBook: $36.00
List Price: $44.50 Save 19%

This is our classic, all-time best-selling, assembler language book for IBM mainframes running the MVS operating system. We only published two editions of this book: the first edition in 1975 and this edition in 1987. In fact, the first edition was the second book we ever published.

By the 1990s, very few programmers needed to know assembler language so it no longer made sense to update this book. But if you want to know what’s going on at the machine level when your COBOL programs get compiled, this is still an interesting book.

Got your assembler language text yesterday and stayed up half the night reading it. The book is great!"

This is one of Mike’s favorite comments ever, although we have lost the name of the writer. It came to us shortly after this book was published.

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Who this book is for

On an IBM mainframe, all programming code eventually gets reduced to assembler language. So knowing some assembler language gives you a better understanding of what's going on.

That's why the first 8 chapters in this book teach you enough about assembler language to give you that understanding. After the first 8 chapters, if you want to know more, you can go on to any of the remaining chapters. They cover advanced subjects like table handling, bit manipulation, translation, macros, floating-point arithmetic, and disk access methods.

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