Error Prone VS FindBugs

Compare Error Prone vs FindBugs and see what are their differences.

Error Prone

Catch common Java mistakes as compile-time errors (by google)


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Error Prone FindBugs
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5,956 710
0.9% 0.6%
9.8 0.0
3 days ago 4 days ago
Java Java
Apache License 2.0 -
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Error Prone

Posts with mentions or reviews of Error Prone. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-12-14.


Posts with mentions or reviews of FindBugs. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects.

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Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Error Prone and FindBugs you can also consider the following projects:

Spotbugs - SpotBugs is FindBugs' successor. A tool for static analysis to look for bugs in Java code.

SonarQube - Continuous Inspection

PMD - An extensible multilanguage static code analyzer.

Checkstyle - Checkstyle is a development tool to help programmers write Java code that adheres to a coding standard. By default it supports the Google Java Style Guide and Sun Code Conventions, but is highly configurable. It can be invoked with an ANT task and a command line program.

infer - A static analyzer for Java, C, C++, and Objective-C

Lombok - Very spicy additions to the Java programming language.

SonarJava - :coffee: SonarSource Static Analyzer for Java Code Quality and Security

NullAway - A tool to help eliminate NullPointerExceptions (NPEs) in your Java code with low build-time overhead