O'Reilly logo

Write Great Code, Volume 2 by Randall Hyde

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 1. Thinking Low-Level, Writing High-Level

“If you want to write the best high-level language code, learn assembly language.”

Common programming advice

image with no caption

This book doesn’t teach anything revolutionary. It describes a time-tested, well-proven approach to writing great code—to make sure you understand how the code you write will actually execute on a real machine. Programmers with a few decades of experience will probably find themselves nodding in recognition as they read this book. If they haven’t seen a lot of code written by younger programmers who’ve never really mastered this material, they might even write it off. This book (and Volume ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required