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How to jar the application ???

Arjun Karthick
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Joined: Jan 04, 2007
Posts: 77
Hi All,
My application needs to be jarred to an external client. I have stored all the class file of the application in the jar.
I don't want my client to decompile the class file and understand the code. Is there any way to obsticate the code in the class file. Is there any tool available for that. Please advice me in the above case.
What coder usually do in such cases. Is this something that must have been taken into consideration during design phase itself. Please throw some light in this.

Regards
Arjun.
Ulf Dittmer
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Joined: Mar 22, 2005
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You should not do anything differently for code shipped to customers. A good obfuscator is ProGuard (on SourceForge), but be aware that any obfuscation can be reversed. Some further hints of what can be done to make it harder to get at the code can be found here.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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