I had never considered that there could be legitimate, professional programmers out there, that did not know what assembly language was, until I met one. A programmer I respect, and who is a professional in the user interface and web industry simply had no need for it, and thus was never trained nor had the drive to find out. There will be many programming professions like this.
I, on the other hand, work in a field where there may not even be a compiler for the device you wish to use! So I though a quick video on the nature of assembly language and some examples was in order.
I’ve also taken a little self-indulgent couple of minutes (well it’s my blog after all) to reflect on the tragic events in Manchester recently. I’m very close to that city in more than just location, and it felt like a bomb had been detonated in my back garden.