Resource Hacker is an open source tool for Windows development, written in C++. It is a reverse engineering tool for Windows, which inspects, modifies, and recompile the program code. The reverse engineering tools can be used to locate security holes in the application, and can repair these holes with relative ease. This makes Resource Hacker a great piece of software for Windows programmers, and beginners who would like to learn to program from the start, without worrying about getting into too much technical detail. If you have some basic programming experience under your belt though, you will be happy to know that this tool is very easy to understand, and you can get started with it in just a few minutes.
Resource Hacker was created by Angus McAfee, a professional computer engineer. His aim was to create a resource programmer that could also be a decompiler. He achieved his goal with Resource Hacker, as it is a simple tool which allows Windows programmers to easily modify and extend the functionality of Windows, while also compiling any DLL or executable file.
One example of a tool that closely resembles Resource Hacker is Dump Fix. However, unlike Resource Hacker, Dump Fix does not modify any binary resources but instead just replaces the file indicated by the WinMD. Another example of a similar utility is Freeze Burn, which is also created by Angus McAfee. This utility burns a copy of your PC screen onto an image file, saving the image to disk. This can be helpful if you want to restore a desktop or other system that you want to preserve, and is a great method of backing up your data so that you can always restore to a previous date.