Asked  7 Months ago    Answers:  5   Viewed   31 times

Actually I'm developing a Chrome extension and a jQuery plugin to upload it and sell it on Codecanyon. When I "Inspect source" of the page and I click on the "Resources" tab, the javascript file looks empty. How does Codecanyon do that? I want to have file theft prevention in my own website too, but I don't know how to do it. I know php and javascript and there's no method to do it, because the browser downloads the file to execute it.

You can see the example here.



You can only try to make it less readable (through minifiaction and obfuscation), but the code is still tranferred and it can be reverse engineered.

The actual code in your example is downloaded with the jquery.js file.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
answered 7 Months ago

No, it doesn't have one. For this reason most popular libraries come with one in their utility packages. Check out jQuery's inArray and Prototype's Array.indexOf for examples.

jQuery's implementation of it is as simple as you might expect:

function inArray(needle, haystack) {
    var length = haystack.length;
    for(var i = 0; i < length; i++) {
        if(haystack[i] == needle) return true;
    return false;

If you are dealing with a sane amount of array elements the above will do the trick nicely.

EDIT: Whoops. I didn't even notice you wanted to see if an array was inside another. According to the PHP documentation this is the expected behavior of PHP's in_array:

$a = array(array('p', 'h'), array('p', 'r'), 'o');

if (in_array(array('p', 'h'), $a)) {
    echo "'ph' was foundn";

if (in_array(array('f', 'i'), $a)) {
    echo "'fi' was foundn";

if (in_array('o', $a)) {
    echo "'o' was foundn";

// Output:
//  'ph' was found
//  'o' was found

The code posted by Chris and Alex does not follow this behavior. Alex's is the official version of Prototype's indexOf, and Chris's is more like PHP's array_intersect. This does what you want:

function arrayCompare(a1, a2) {
    if (a1.length != a2.length) return false;
    var length = a2.length;
    for (var i = 0; i < length; i++) {
        if (a1[i] !== a2[i]) return false;
    return true;

function inArray(needle, haystack) {
    var length = haystack.length;
    for(var i = 0; i < length; i++) {
        if(typeof haystack[i] == 'object') {
            if(arrayCompare(haystack[i], needle)) return true;
        } else {
            if(haystack[i] == needle) return true;
    return false;

And this my test of the above on it:

var a = [['p','h'],['p','r'],'o'];
if(inArray(['p','h'], a)) {
    alert('ph was found');
if(inArray(['f','i'], a)) {
    alert('fi was found');
if(inArray('o', a)) {
    alert('o was found');
// Results:
//   alerts 'ph' was found
//   alerts 'o' was found

Note that I intentionally did not extend the Array prototype as it is generally a bad idea to do so.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
answered 7 Months ago

First, pick your favorite Javascript based Pretty Print/Beautifier. I prefer the one at, because it's what I found first. Downloads its file

Second, download and install The Mozilla group's Java based Javascript engine, Rhino. "Install" is a little bit misleading; Download the zip file, extract everything, place js.jar in your Java classpath (or Library/Java/Extensions on OS X). You can then run scripts with an invocation similar to this

java -cp js.jar name-of-script.js

Use the Pretty Print/Beautifier from step 1 to write a small shell script that will read in your javascript file and run it through the Pretty Print/Beautifier from step one. For example

//original code    
(function() { ... js_beautify code ... }());

//new code

Rhino gives javascript a few extra useful functions that don't necessarily make sense in a browser context, but do in a console context. The function print does what you'd expect, and prints out a string. The function readFile accepts a file path string as an argument and returns the contents of that file.

You'd invoke the above something like

java -cp js.jar beautify.js file-to-pp.js

You can mix and match Java and Javascript in your Rhino run scripts, so if you know a little Java it shouldn't be too hard to get this running with text-streams as well.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021
answered 5 Months ago

You can switch the version here:

1. Press CTRL+ALT+S

2 Search for JavaScript & click the select field. and then select ECMAScript 6

View image.

Sunday, August 22, 2021
RajaReddy PolamReddy
answered 2 Months ago

As per Eric's suggestion, I solved it by checking the key myself. In the code I want to protect, I add the following call,

EnsureAssemblyIsSignedByMyCompany( Assembly.GetCallingAssembly() );

Then the implementation of that method is

  /// <summary>
  /// Ensures that the given assembly is signed by My Company or Microsoft.
  /// </summary>
  /// <param name="assembly"></param>
  private static void EnsureAssemblyIsSignedByMyCompany( Assembly assembly )
     if ( assembly == null )
        throw new ArgumentNullException( "assembly" );

     byte[] pubkey = assembly.GetName().GetPublicKeyToken();
     if ( pubkey.Length == 0 )
        throw new ArgumentException( "No public key token in assembly." );

     StringBuilder builder = new StringBuilder();
     foreach ( byte b in pubkey )
        builder.AppendFormat( "{0:x2}", b );
     string pkString = builder.ToString();
     if ( pkString != "b77a5c561934e089" /* Microsoft */ &&
          pkString != "abababababababab" /* Ivara */ )
        throw new ArgumentException( "Assembly is not signed by My Company or Microsoft. You do not have permission to call this code." );

** Names and keys changed to protect the innocent. Any likeness to real names or companies is merely a coincidence.*

Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Rasmus Puls
answered 2 Weeks ago
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