JCrypTool is an extensive open source development project, separated into two parts: JCrypTool Core and JCrypTool Crypto.

The JCrypTool Core Project takes care of the JCrypTool platform itself. This contains the bare runtime, editors, crypto providers as well as core functionality like the Crypto Explorer view or the Actions view. About half a dozen experienced team members are working on the core project. Constant communication with the members of the crypto project is our most important job, e.g. to integrate new extensions for crypto plug-ins in the platform or the develop new extension points.

The JCrypTool Crypto Project is open to anybody and already has an active and growing community. Its aim is to develop new crypto plug-ins (algorithms, analysis, games, visualizations and others) and integrate them into the JCrypTool project. The plug-in projects team members’ change frequently; not everybody stays in the team after finishing a plug-in (although everybody is very welcome to do so).

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