bed is an adjustable data format binary editor. Data formats are ASCII, unsigned and signed integers, float, bit-flags, bit-fields, labels, EBCDIC, and time_t. Different sizes and byte orderings are possible. Data types can be used in structures. Other data formats, filters, and procedures can be defined in plugins. It features copy, paste, undo, redo, search, replace, marks, record/play, and context sensitive help. bed can be used to edit raw hard drives. Under Linux and FreeBSD it is even usable without the X Window System.
Gow (GNU On Windows) is a lightweight alternative to Cygwin. It uses a convenient Windows installer that installs about 130 extremely useful open source Unix applications compiled as native Win32 binaries. It is designed to be as small as possible, about 10 MB, as opposed to Cygwin which can run well over 100 MB depending upon options.
Signsrch is a tool that searches for signatures inside raw files and executables. It can recognize a large number of compression, multimedia, and encryption algorithms and many other things like known strings and portions of anti-debugging code. Definitions can be manually added, since they are based on an ease-to-modify text signature file that is read at runtime. It also supports the scanning of processes, conversion of executable memory offsets, 8, 16, 32 and 64 bits, float and double, plus automatic CRC table creation and C style strings.
PICI-NMS is an object oriented middleware which makes possible sending messages in a networked environment or on a single host between applications using the library provided. The supported message sending mechanism is "publish/subscribe" and this is backed up by a very easy-to-use and intuitive C++ API which hides the underlying socket interface to make the message sending as transparent to the client as possible.