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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?

Companies
3 companies reportedly use ProGuard in their tech stacks, including Biting Bit, DCINDONESIA, and Embrace.

Developers
5 developers on StackShare have stated that they use ProGuard.
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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?
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.
RxJava
A library for composing asynchronous and event-based programs by using observable sequences for the Java VM.
guava
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.
Thymeleaf
It is a modern server-side Java template engine for both web and standalone environments. It is aimed at creating elegant web code while adding powerful features and retaining prototyping abilities.
JSF
It is used for building component-based user interfaces for web applications and was formalized as a standard through the Java Community
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ProGuard's Followers
2 developers follow ProGuard to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
Rodrigo Souza
Phong DO