Web developers and programmers often obfuscate code for two reasons – one, the code becomes smaller thus reducing the overall time it takes to download a web page. Second, obfuscated code is difficult to understand and thus the programming logic is hidden, well sort-of, from prying eyes.
It is however extremely easy to de-obfuscate, or you can also say reverse-engineer, any piece of obfuscated code and make it more human-readable. Here’s how:
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Amit Agarwal is a Google Developer Expert in Google Workspace and Google Apps Script. He holds an engineering degree in Computer Science (I.I.T.) and is the first professional blogger in India.