infer VS Spotbugs

Compare infer vs Spotbugs and see what are their differences.

infer

A static analyzer for Java, C, C++, and Objective-C (by facebook)

Spotbugs

SpotBugs is FindBugs' successor. A tool for static analysis to look for bugs in Java code. (by spotbugs)
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infer Spotbugs
24 15
13,291 2,721
1.2% 1.5%
9.7 9.0
6 days ago about 13 hours ago
OCaml Java
MIT License GNU Lesser General Public License v3.0 only
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infer

Posts with mentions or reviews of infer. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-03-28.

Spotbugs

Posts with mentions or reviews of Spotbugs. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-03-29.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing infer and Spotbugs you can also consider the following projects:

SonarQube - Continuous Inspection

FindBugs - The new home of the FindBugs project

PMD - An extensible multilanguage static code analyzer.

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

Error Prone - Catch common Java mistakes as compile-time errors

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.

semgrep - Lightweight static analysis for many languages. Find bug variants with patterns that look like source code.