[Phpwm] [phpwm] PHP Obfuscation - good or bad?

David Goodwin david at codepoets.co.uk
Wed Aug 19 17:58:44 UTC 2009

Gavin Kimpson wrote :
> Hi guys,
> I am considering using Obfuscation with some of my code that I will
> deploying on servers not under my sole-control, what are your views on this,
> does anyone use it for their web applications and if so which tool would you
> recommend?
> Thanks in advance

If the client explicitly never gets ownership of the code, I can see a
reasoning for it (however much I dislike the idea/notion).

Zend Optimizer (stupid name) used to be what you'd use; at least to
run encoded code. Perhaps it's changed it's name to something more

There's also IonEncoder (i think).

Both are commercial products which make your source code unreadable.
To humans anyway.


David Goodwin 

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