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The IDA Pro Book, 2nd Edition by Chris Eagle

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Chapter 2. Reversing and Disassembly Tools

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With some disassembly background under our belts, and before we begin our dive into the specifics of IDA Pro, it will be useful to understand some of the other tools that are used for reverse engineering binaries. Many of these tools predate IDA and continue to be useful for quick glimpses into files as well as for double-checking the work that IDA does. As we will see, IDA rolls many of the capabilities of these tools into its user interface to provide a single, integrated environment for reverse engineering. Finally, although IDA does contain an integrated debugger, we will not cover debuggers here as ...

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