We recently released a brand new version of Dotfuscator, Dotfuscator Windows Phone Edition! It is completely free to use and has all of the instrumentation and obfuscation features of the commercial version, but is specifically designed for developers of Windows Phone 7 applications!
Is Microsoft more like Pacquiao or Lebron – and why should we care?
As a longtime Cavaliers season ticketholder, I have spent more time than I should have trying to divine what could possibly have been going through Lebron’s mind when he decided to “take his talents to South Beach.” Popular wisdom tells us that he wanted a ring – he was simply pursuing his longstanding professional goal. Recently though, I have come to believe that Wade did not attract Lebron with the promise of achieving his professional ambition– he actually gave Lebron an excuse to run away from something bigger still – an opportunity to transcend his sport and become a true leader.
Recent communications from Microsoft have resulted in a wave of interest (to put it mildly) in obfuscation. Obfuscation is not new; nor are most of the questions, concerns, and critiques that have started flying around the WP7 dev community – but some are (because there are some unique aspects to the wp7 environment).
This past Monday we released a significant update of Dotfuscator. After introducing BAML support in 4.7.1000, we are proud to announce that starting with version 4.8.1000 you can now also obfuscate embedded XAML resources, allowing significant improvement in protecting Silverlight applications.