After weeks of speaking with my boss, I’ve finally convinced him to
allow me to switch our in-house PHP application (for inventory
control, employee monitoring, etc.) to Ruby on Rails.
He told me that once the application was running smoothly, he plans to
commercialize it for our specific industry. However, he asked if there
was some sort of way to encode the source code so that if he sells it,
no one can modify it, for obvious reasons.
I know that PHP has some programs that encode the source code of the
application, making the application usable, but it cannot be modified
(Using Google to search for “PHP Encoder” brings up many different
results). I was wondering, is there something similar for Rails?
Searching Google didn’t get me much information. If such a thing
exists, I’ll be working on Rails full time, which is what I’ve wanted
for a long time!
Any information will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!