PMD VS SonarQube

Compare PMD vs SonarQube and see what are their differences.

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PMD SonarQube
22 66
4,737 8,784
0.8% 1.5%
9.9 9.9
3 days ago 4 days ago
Java Java
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PMD

Posts with mentions or reviews of PMD. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2024-05-06.
  • We Have Code Quality At Home: Open Source Java Code Quality Tools
    4 projects | dev.to | 6 May 2024
    PMD is a source code static analysis tool. It inspects your Java files for any issues, and has a configurable set of rules to look at.
  • PMD 7 Is Here
    1 project | news.ycombinator.com | 22 Mar 2024
  • Amazon CodeGuru Reviewer: already time for retirement?
    2 projects | dev.to | 1 Aug 2023
    While the security findings can be pretty elaborate and helpful, the code quality and performance focused findings are not that impressive and can often be detected by more basic or powerful tools like SonarQube (paying) or PMD (free). To see what I mean you can have a look at the list of Java code quality detectors, which is pretty short and contains a lot of simple findings like:
  • Code Review for Flows
    1 project | /r/salesforce | 28 Apr 2023
    Also saw this convo has a couple years worth of ideas going on … https://github.com/pmd/pmd/issues/3413
  • Custom Gradle Plugin for Unified Static Code Analysis
    3 projects | dev.to | 4 Feb 2023
    PMD and Checkstyle are static analysis tools that check your code on each project build. Gradle allows to apply them easily.
  • Spring Boot – Black Box Testing
    9 projects | dev.to | 13 Nov 2022
    The generated classes should be put into .gitignore. Otherwise, if you have Checkstyle, PMD, or SonarQube in your project, then generated classes can violate some rules. Besides, if you don't put them into .gitignore, then each pull request might become huge due to the fact that even a slightest fix can lead to lots of changes in the generated classes.
  • After Java tutorials, now what???
    5 projects | /r/javahelp | 30 Apr 2022
    - PMD Static Code Analysis tool: https://pmd.github.io/
  • Ask HN: What is a modern Java environment?
    22 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 29 Mar 2022
    PMD, Spotbugs, Nullaway: Java linting/static analysis (https://pmd.github.io, https://spotbugs.github.io, https://github.com/uber/NullAway)
  • Code smell plugin
    2 projects | /r/javahelp | 15 Feb 2022
    PMD, and checkstyle as well.
  • Writing Clean and Consistent Code with Static Analysis using PMD and Apex
    6 projects | dev.to | 28 Jan 2022
    Open up the config/ruleset.xml file, and you’ll find an XML document that lists several rules. These rules map to the issues which PMD will report on. Believe it or not, there are hundreds of Apex rules, and you can find the full set at the PMD repo. You have complete control over which rules to enable. Typically, you’d determine which ones are important by agreeing with your teammates on the ones that matter most. After all, their code will be statically analyzed, too!

SonarQube

Posts with mentions or reviews of SonarQube. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2024-05-01.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing PMD and SonarQube you can also consider the following projects:

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

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.

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

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

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

snyk - Snyk CLI scans and monitors your projects for security vulnerabilities. [Moved to: https://github.com/snyk/cli]

ESLint - Find and fix problems in your JavaScript code.

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