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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?
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.
A library for composing asynchronous and event-based programs by using observable sequences for the Java VM.
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.
It tailors your application for GraalVM and HotSpot. Amazingly fast boot time, incredibly low RSS memory (not just heap size!) offering near instant scale up and high density memory utilization in container orchestration platforms like Kubernetes. We use a technique we call compile time boot.
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.
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ProGuard's Followers
6 developers follow ProGuard to keep up with related blogs and decisions.