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    Default Javaweb code

    Okay..

    I know there's a way to embed java code into HTML or something like that, sorry i am not the most of tech persons and new to Java.

    I am just wondering if i program something like a forum and embed it into html how secure or protected is the code from being accessed or stolen?? Can its be easily protected

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    Default Re: Javaweb code

    Java Applets can be embedded in HTML. They are kinda overkill for something like a forum. You are better off with traditional web technologies like PHP or Javascript. In fact, for something like a forum just use an existing solution. Good developers don't rewrite code.

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    I am just wondering if i program something like a forum and embed it into html how secure or protected is the code from being accessed or stolen?? Can its be easily protected
    Java is compiled into byte code. It strips your variable names and comments and ends up as something not easily readable. You can obscurify the byte code to make it even harder to read but few people worry about it. Short answer is no, people cannot access your source code once it is compiled. Long answer is yes, if someone is committed enough they can reverse engineer the byte code and reconstruct the source. The same is true for all languages. It's typically easier just to rewrite the entire program than it is to reverse engineer someone else's code which is why it isn't much of a problem.

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    Default Re: Javaweb code

    Thanks,

    I'm looking to setup some form of subscription based private community forum with training modules programmed in Java to begin with anyway. I guess I'll just have to keep my "modules" or Javaapplets as you say really fresh and bespoke. Obviously is I am charging people to access these items then obv if they can reverse engineer it they will at the end of the day to gain unlimited access.... hmmm makes me wonder if its worth it now

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