ktlint VS detekt

Compare ktlint vs detekt and see what are their differences.

ktlint

An anti-bikeshedding Kotlin linter with built-in formatter (by pinterest)
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ktlint detekt
5 2
5,182 4,845
0.8% 1.4%
9.6 9.5
5 days ago 5 days ago
Kotlin Kotlin
MIT License Apache License 2.0
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ktlint

Posts with mentions or reviews of ktlint. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-03-29.
  • Ask HN: What is a modern Java environment?
    22 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 29 Mar 2022
    Ktlint + Detekt: Kotlin linting/static analysis (https://ktlint.github.io, https://detekt.github.io/detekt)
  • Supercharge your Kotlin Project
    5 projects | dev.to | 20 Oct 2021
    apply plugin: "org.jlleitschuh.gradle.ktlint" ktlint { // https://github.com/pinterest/ktlint/releases version = "0.42.1" reporters { reporter "plain" reporter "checkstyle" reporter "html" } outputColorName = "RED" }
    5 projects | dev.to | 20 Oct 2021
    Linting is the process of analyzing code for potential errors and one of the ways we can do that in Kotlin is using Ktlint. As per the documentation:

detekt

Posts with mentions or reviews of detekt. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-20.
  • Supercharge your Kotlin Project
    5 projects | dev.to | 20 Oct 2021
    ext { // https://github.com/detekt/detekt/releases detektVersion = "1.17.0" } dependencies { classpath 'com.android.tools.build:gradle:7.0.0' classpath "org.jetbrains.kotlin:kotlin-gradle-plugin:1.4.32" ## DETEKT DEPENDENCY classpath "io.gitlab.arturbosch.detekt:detekt-gradle- plugin:$detektVersion" }
  • Android Style Guide
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/androiddev | 24 Mar 2021
    I haven't looked through it completely, but have you considered adhering to detekt and ktlint as well?

What are some alternatives?

When comparing ktlint and detekt you can also consider the following projects:

sonarlint-intellij - SonarLint for IntelliJ

ktfmt-gradle - A Gradle plugin to apply ktfmt to your builds, and reformat you Kotlin source code like a glimpse 🧹🐘

dokka - Documentation Engine for Kotlin

ktlint-gradle - A ktlint gradle plugin

keplin - Secure Kotlin scripting and binary lambda-scripts

CrunchyCalendar — awesome calendar widget for android apps - A beautiful material calendar with endless scroll, range selection and a lot more!

KotlinW - A small wrapper for the Kotlin compiler that can be used to execute .kts scripts

kotlin-android-template - Android + Kotlin + Github Actions + ktlint + Detekt + Gradle Kotlin DSL + buildSrc = ❤️