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Why Reverse Engineering?
Till now people had been using science, engineering and tools to develop new technologies, newmachines and new equipments. Science and engineering concepts had been put together to lead tothe development of computers, software, hardware etc. But now engineers have become smarterand are using science and engineering to examine the characteristics of the software that alreadyexists. This process is known as reverse engineering because engineering is the application of sciencefor creating something and reverse engineering is using science to examine the fundamentals behindthe creation. Reverse engineering has gained lot of importance in the last few years and hence wewould discuss what the benefits of reverse engineering of software are.Reverse engineering helps in creating an interface between two systems. This is one of the biggestadvantages of using reverse engineering. Interoperability is what people need here and reverseengineering thus helps them in achieving the same. Reverse engineering has also proved to beextremely beneficial for the purpose of carrying out computer and software research. It is a humantendency to try and build something better every time and hence reverse engineering supports inthat, as it makes research an easier process and approach.Software modernization is yet another added advantage of reverse engineering, as software arenothing but a conglomeration of knowledge and ideas that are put together for enhancing customeruse and their application of the software. Using reverse engineering for examining the behavior of different software helps in producing better and enhanced software applications. Reverseengineering is also used for the purposes of fixing a bug or some other issue or problem in software.Since software are nothing but technologies, they are bound to face bug issues at times and that iswhere reverse engineering helps in identifying the source and then solving the problem.