This month, it will be our privilege to hear from Dustin Burkhardt (http://www.meetup.com/DenverDroids/members/34150962/) about how and why (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pirate_Bay) to use Proguard to frustrate the efforts of the world's weirdo black-hatters.
Dustin has a success story. He worked for months and months in 2012 to create the successful Nexus Media Importer (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.homeysoft.nexususb.importer&hl=en). Shortly after publication, he found NMI on a pirate website with as many downloads as it had in the Play Store.
As Dustin imagined what his life would be like if his monthly revenues doubled (and as he remembered the Denver Droids meetup in March 2012 (http://www.meetup.com/DenverDroids/events/52344692/)), he became highly motivated to embrace Proguard in NMI. After many tricks and tweaks, he found a one-two combination that keeps the pirates at bay.
On Wednesday the 18th, Dustin will share with us his his story and his very real lessons-learned. This presentation is not to be missed!
ProGuard (http://developer.android.com/tools/help/proguard.html) is a free generic optimizer and obfuscator for Java bytecode. Over the years, it has become the industry standard in its field. It is the default tool in development environments like Oracle's Wireless Toolkit, Netbeans, EclipseME, Intel's TXE SDK, and Google's Android SDK.
ProGuard detects and removes unused classes, fields, methods, and attributes. It optimizes bytecode and removes unused instructions. It renames the remaining classes, fields, and methods using short meaningless names. Finally, it preverifies the processed code.
About the Droids
Each 3rd Wednesday of the month, the Denver Droids meet at IBM in the DTC. From 5:30-6pm we will socialize and enjoy food and drinks. At 6pm we will either have a presentation about a new/interesting Android topic, or we'll work on a group project. If you are a new or experienced Android developer, or just someone that is curious about Android development, we hope you will join us and become a regular participant.