Mocha (decompiler)

Mocha is a Java decompiler, which allows programmers to translate a program's bytecode into source code.

Original author(s)Hanpeter van Vliet[1]
Developer(s)Hanpeter van Vliet
Initial releaseJune 1996; 25 years ago (1996-06)[2]
Final release
beta 1 / June 16, 1996; 25 years ago (1996-06-16)
Written inJava
Operating systemCross-platform
PlatformJava virtual machine

A beta version of Mocha was released in 1996, by Dutch developer Hanpeter van Vliet, alongside an obfuscator named Crema. A controversy erupted and he temporarily withdrew Mocha from public distribution.[2] As of 2009 the program is still available for distribution, and may be used freely as long as it is not modified. Borland's JBuilder includes a decompiler based on Mocha. Van Vliet's websites went offline as he died of cancer on December 31, 1996 at the age of 34.[1]

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  1. ^ a b A Tercentennial, By Hanpeter van Vliet
  2. ^ a b Mocha pulled off the Net, August 27, 1996, By CNET, Staff Writer

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