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What is ProGuard?

It makes your Java and Android applications up to 90% smaller and up to 20% faster. It also provides minimal protection against reverse engineering by obfuscating the names of classes, fields and methods.
ProGuard is a tool in the Java Tools category of a tech stack.

Who uses ProGuard?

6 companies reportedly use ProGuard in their tech stacks, including Biting Bit, Balnc Care, and Embrace.

10 developers on StackShare have stated that they use ProGuard.

ProGuard's Features

  • Obfuscates Java applications and pre-verifies the processed code for Java Micro Edition and for Java 6 and higher
  • Optimizes and obfuscates Java applications for cell phones, Blu-ray players, set-top boxes and other constrained devices
  • Reduces the download and startup time of Android applications and improves their performance on mobile devices

ProGuard Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to ProGuard?
The Guava project contains several of Google's core libraries that we rely on in our Java-based projects: collections, caching, primitives support, concurrency libraries, common annotations, string processing, I/O, and so forth.
Java 8
It is a revolutionary release of the world’s no 1 development platform. It includes a huge upgrade to the Java programming model and a coordinated evolution of the JVM, Java language, and libraries. Java 8 includes features for productivity, ease of use, improved polyglot programming, security and improved performance.
Apache FreeMarker
It is a "template engine"; a generic tool to generate text output (anything from HTML to auto generated source code) based on templates. It's a Java package, a class library for Java programmers.
A library for composing asynchronous and event-based programs by using observable sequences for the Java VM.
It is a suite of data-processing tools for Java (and the JVM platform), including the flagship streaming JSON parser / generator library, matching data-binding library (POJOs to and from JSON) and additional data format modules to process data encoded in Avro, BSON, CBOR, CSV, Smile, (Java) Properties, Protobuf, XML or YAML; and even the large set of data format modules to support data types of widely used data types such as Guava, Joda.
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ProGuard's Followers
6 developers follow ProGuard to keep up with related blogs and decisions.