Code Analyzers

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Findbugs: Because it's easy!
Last Release on Mar 12, 2015

Relocated → com.github.spotbugs » spotbugs
Checkstyle is a development tool to help programmers write Java code that adheres to a coding standard
Last Release on Apr 1, 2024
SpotBugs: Because it's easy!
Last Release on Apr 7, 2024
JDepend
Last Release on Nov 8, 2005

Relocated → guru.nidi » jdepend
<p>PMD scans Java source code and looks for potential problems like:</p> <ul> <li>Possible bugs - empty try/catch/finally/switch statements</li> <li>Dead code - unused local variables, parameters and private methods</li> <li>Suboptimal code - wasteful String/StringBuffer usage</li> <li>Overcomplicated expressions - unnecessary if statements, for loops that could be while loops</li> <li>Duplicate code - copied/pasted code means copied/pasted bugs</li> </ul> <p>You can <b><a ...
Last Release on Nov 11, 2011

Relocated → net.sourceforge.pmd » pmd
PMD is a source code analyzer. It finds common programming flaws like unused variables, empty catch blocks, unnecessary object creation, and so forth. It supports many languages. It can be extended with custom rules. It uses JavaCC and Antlr to parse source files into abstract syntax trees (AST) and runs rules against them to find violations. Rules can be written in Java or using a XPath query. It supports Java, JavaScript, Salesforce.com Apex and Visualforce, ...
Last Release on Mar 22, 2024
dependency analysis for specs2
Last Release on Feb 9, 2014
JDiff
Last Release on Nov 8, 2005
The goal of quality-check is to provide a small Java library for basic runtime code quality checks. It provides similar features to org.springframework.util.Assert or com.google.common.base.Preconditions without the need to include big libraries or frameworks such as Spring or Guava. The package quality-check tries to replace these libraries and provide all the basic code quality checks you need. The checks provided here are typically used to validate method parameters and detect errors during runtime. To ...
Last Release on Aug 1, 2013
Clirr is a tool that checks Java libraries for binary compatibility with older releases. Basically you give it two sets of jar files and Clirr dumps out a list of changes in the public api. Clirr provides an Ant task that can be configured to break the build if it detects incompatible api changes. In a continuous integration process Clirr can automatically prevent accidental introduction of binary compatibility problems in Java libraries.
Last Release on Feb 12, 2006