How to hide your JavaScript code from View Source

How to hide your JavaScript code

If you don't take precautions with your JavaScript code, you're making life easy for anyone who wants to clone it. But if your programming processes are more than one click away, attackers will prefer to clone a competitor's software. Bots and other miscreants combing the internet for AWS or Azure credentials usually do not bother with obfuscated code – the next website's login information can also be used to mine bitcoin and can be harvested with less effort.

Obfuscating JavaScript used to be complex. However, the process has become significantly easier during the last few years. Today, even small companies can and should protect their code from prying eyes. In some cases, getting secure is just an invocation of a Node.js package away. 

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Tam Hanna is a software consultant who specialises in the management of carrier and device manufacturer relationships, mobile application distribution and development, design and prototyping of process computers and sensors. He was a regular contributor to Web Designer magazine in previous years, and now occupies his time as the owner of Tamoggemon Software and Computer Software.