JD-GUI Decompile Java to Display Source Code
March 24, 2010 | Filed under Software;
Java is the most universal programming language that can be compiled and run on all operating system including Windows, Mac and Linux. Some example of popular software that can support on multiple platform are JDownloader and LimeWire. One of the best and useful learning method is by looking at other source code and learn the examples from there. Java applications are typically compiled to bytecode (class file) that can run on any Java Virtual Machine (JVM) regardless of computer architecture.
For some Java that has been compile, you can use JD-GUI to decompile and get the source code of the Java. JD-GUI is a standalone graphical utility that displays Java source codes of “.class” files. You can browse the reconstructed source code with the JD-GUI for instant access to methods and fields. JD-GUI is free for non-commercial use.
To use JD-GUI, just run the executable, go to File > Open File and you can select either class, jar, zip or log files. Simple and easy to use which is a good alternative to Cavaj, Mocha and DJ Java Compiler.