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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?

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

7 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?
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ProGuard's Followers
3 developers follow ProGuard to keep up with related blogs and decisions.