Protecting Rails code with Excelsior and JRuby


Thought you might be interested in what may become a viable way to
your Rails code from reverse engineering in the future.

Two of my (brief) write ups on the subject.

I own a copy of Excelsior, so my next free-time project is to compile
JRuby with it and see how I fair.

The possibility is pretty exciting…I’ve had to pass on a few Rails
projects because we couldn’t afford to distribute our IP along with the
product, and the application was not feasible in a hosted environment.
I’ve used Excelsior quite a bit in the past, and not only did it protect
my code, it sped it up significantly.

As an afterthought…I wonder how well an Excelsior-compiled JRuby
interpreter would fair against c ruby? That could be a very interesting

Food for thought.


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