Spotbugs VS FindBugs

Compare Spotbugs vs FindBugs and see what are their differences.

Spotbugs

SpotBugs is FindBugs' successor. A tool for static analysis to look for bugs in Java code. (by spotbugs)

FindBugs

The new home of the FindBugs project (by findbugsproject)
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Spotbugs FindBugs
15 0
2,742 711
1.3% 0.4%
9.3 0.0
9 days ago about 1 month ago
Java Java
GNU Lesser General Public License v3.0 only -
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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.

FindBugs

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

We haven't tracked posts mentioning FindBugs yet.
Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.

What are some alternatives?

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

SonarQube - Continuous Inspection

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.

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.