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I've been looking into other languages and was wondering which one is the best for locking down and protecting your source code.

Is it even possible to encrypt/lock your source code in any language?

I don't want to learn a language, invest years of time developing something, then have someone immediately copy my source and sell a derivative before I can turn a profit on it.
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Distinguished Expert 2018
There is no way to accomplish this at the language level.

Best lockdown method is to package your actual code as an API service. This way your logic is locked down tight.
Top Expert 2016
don't package the source with the binaries and use a code obfuscator on the binaries.


Thanks for the advice!

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