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JAD (software)

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Developer(s)Pavel Kouznetsov
Initial releaseBefore 1999; 25 years ago (1999)
Stable release
1.5.8g / 2006; 18 years ago (2006)
Written inC++
Operating systemCross-platform
Available inEnglish
TypeSoftware engineering
LicenseFree for non-commercial use (Copyright: Pavel Kouznetsov)
WebsiteOriginal Jad site, including downloads at the Wayback Machine (archived 14 February 2008)

Jad (Java Decompiler) is, as of August 2011, an unmaintained decompiler for the Java programming language.[1] Jad provides a command-line user interface to extract source code from class files.

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  1. ^ Hamilton, James; Danicic, Sebastian (2009). An Evaluation of Current Java Bytecode Decompilers (PDF). Source Code Analysis and Manipulation, 2009. SCAM '09. Ninth IEEE International Working Conference on. pp. 129–136. doi:10.1109/SCAM.2009.24.
  • Naeem, N.A.; Batchelder, M.; Hendren, L. (2007). Metrics for Measuring the Effectiveness of Decompilers and Obfuscators (PDF). Program Comprehension, 2007. ICPC '07. 15th IEEE International Conference on. pp. 253–258. doi:10.1109/ICPC.2007.27.
  • Kuo, Jong-Yih; Chu, Louisa (2005). Intelligent code analyzer for online course management system. Software Engineering Research, Management and Applications, 2005. Third ACIS International Conference on. pp. 228–234. doi:10.1109/SERA.2005.47.
  • Miecznikowski, J.; Hendren, L. (2001). Decompiling Java using staged encapsulation. Reverse Engineering, 2001. Proceedings. Eighth Working Conference on. pp. 368–374. doi:10.1109/WCRE.2001.957845.
  • Tam, V.; Gupta, R.K. (2000). Using class decompilers to facilitate the security of Java applications!. Web Information Systems Engineering, 2000. Proceedings of the First International Conference on. Vol. 1. pp. 153–158. doi:10.1109/WISE.2000.882387.