Both Java and .NET use
the idea of a "virtual machine," or VM. And while VMs
are useful for some purposes, they undermine the security of your source code,
because creation can be reversed, or decompiled. Which makes this one-of-a-kind
book extremely useful: you must understand decompilation,
to properly protect your intellectual property.
For example, how secure
is your code after you run an obfuscator? The book will answer questions like
this, and provide more thorough information about Java byte codes and the Java
Virtual Machine (JVM) than any other book on the market. This book redresses
the imbalance by providing insights into the features and limitations of
today's decompilers and obfuscators, and offering a
detailed look at what JVM's actually do.
Godfrey Nolan - Godfrey Nolan is president of RIIS
LLC, where he specializes in website optimization. He has written numerous
articles for magazines and newspapers in the United
States, the United Kingdom,
Nolan has had a healthy obsession with reverse engineering bytecode
since he wrote Decompile Once, Run Anywhere, which first appeared in Web
Techniques in September 1997.