Review of Java Static Analysis Tools

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  • GitHub repo 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.

    You can find a configuration file for Google’s Java Style on the checkstyle repository.

  • GitHub repo PMD

    An extensible multilanguage static code analyzer.

    PMD scans Java source code and looks for potential problems.

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