14 Jan 2011 12:33 AM #11
14 Jan 2011 7:49 AM #12
In other words, a developer's time is worth more when the code is written from scratch because it will take less time to put into production.
But you're right @joeri - web developers are greatly under-appreciated.
14 Jan 2011 10:04 AM #13
14 Jan 2011 10:10 AM #14
14 Jan 2011 10:18 AM #15
Actually I don't think like u said.. U can see many many great extensions/plugins from "Extensions" forum. I'm an open source supporter and also developer who tries his best to use only open source technologies. It's OK to share them here or at any other OS community; but it's not OK that people from other companies directly take and use them. If u read my previous message, I explained the reasons; this is also something that wanted by both my company and also our customers. They want an unique projects both as a screen and mentally.. So I opened this topic to take advices from experienced people.. Anyway thanks again for your reply..
14 Jan 2011 11:11 AM #16
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Your recourse is legal, not technical.
As long as anyone gets the code downloaded to them, they're going to be able to do something to it you aren't going to be happy with.
If you copyright the code, you can sue.
17 Jan 2011 2:21 AM #17
However, there is a difference between having the code in readable format and having it in minified format. Readable code gets ripped off, because it's just too easy. Minified code is a different matter. The sort of people that would steal code aren't competent enough (on the average) to be able to reconstruct things from minified code. I don't think any extra obfuscation step is necessary beyond yuicompressor or some similar tool.
17 Jan 2011 3:54 AM #18
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If you really want unreadable code then I would recommend Base62 encoding it (e.g. using packer).
Like all minifiers this isn't secure at all and it requires an extra step to decode the script, which can slow down loading.
26 Jul 2012 12:25 AM #19
Hello to everyone,
In my project, I need to obfuscate my scripts. While I was searching I found some useful tools except YUI Compressor that does this but I just want to learn how can I also hide my script code from Firebug? Are there anyone who knows a way to do this?
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