Internets most efficient javascript compression tool

2007-01-05 New site
Today this compression tool got its own domain, new design, nice statistics, cleaned up code and some more. Well needed.


Seb Frost says:
great utility, better compression and better reliability than other JS minimisers I've used. I like the monkey too :)

Any plans to release the source in PHP etc to enhance it's usability?
Posted Jan 9th 2007 at 17:04.

wildcard says:
I'm glad you like it. :)
I haven't really thought much about releasing the source yet. I've got many ideas about improvements and new features for this tool and I kind of want to see how far I can take it on my own first.
Posted Jan 10th 2007 at 15:54.

David says:
Doesn't seem to be working today. Spits out binary characters.
Posted Jan 11th 2007 at 03:45.

wildcard says:
How do you mean? Is it when you click to download that the problem occurs? Does the downloaded file open in the browser instead of popping up a file download dialog? The file itself can contain "binary" characters so that is no problem.
What browser and OS are you using? I need more details, since everything works fine here.
Posted Jan 11th 2007 at 08:49.

David says:
When I view the file it doesn't look like ASCII characters. It does appear to still work for the most part. Why did this change. I just used the compressor a few days ago and the ouput didn't look the way it does now.

Browsers: Mozilla, IE
OS: Windows MCE
Posted Jan 11th 2007 at 20:57.

wildcard says:
Actually, nothing has changed. Characters that are not present in your original file are inserted to replace longer recurring bytesequences. The compression has always been done this way and the compressed files are supposed to look the way they do.
And since the compressed files are selfextracting, they will be "converted" back to their original form before they are run (without the comments and whitespaces of course).
Posted Jan 12th 2007 at 08:44.

Michael Geary says:
Don't take this the wrong way, but until you release the source code, this is only good for experimental use. No one could use it for a serious project - what if they need to get an urgent bug fix out and your site is down?
Posted Feb 15th 2007 at 00:27. Link

wildcard says:
For that reason I am planning a Windows application version of the tool.
Posted Feb 16th 2007 at 08:34.

Thomas Frank says:
Will the app be freeware?
Posted Feb 20th 2007 at 12:50. Link

Thomas Frank says:
Oh crap, entered my emailaddress in the link feel. :-/
Please remove if you have the time :-)
Posted Feb 20th 2007 at 12:51. Link

wildcard says:
Yes, it will be freeware.

However, the first version might not be a pretty one. I don't normally make windows applications and should probably convert my PHP code to some other language better suited for this like C++. But since I don't know C++ well enough I will problably take a shortcut for the first version and release an application based on PHP and WinBinder, then compiled with phc-win.

Removed your email address :)
Posted Feb 20th 2007 at 13:27.

seb says:
In reply to Michael Geary:

i'd just remove the minimised file and put the uncompressed one back into the site - doesn't sound like that big a deal to me?
Posted Feb 27th 2007 at 13:02.

La Blogueria says:
Hi, thanks for the wonderful tool!

I have a question: I compressed one file and (silly me, I know) deleted the original. Now, I need to do some changes on it but need to uncompress the file first... is there anyway I can do that?

Many thanks!
Posted May 10th 2009 at 16:19. Link

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Average compression:76.1%
Highest compression:100.0%
Files compressed:101914
Bytes uploaded:4183681599
Bytes removed:3181726050
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