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Why people don’t know FindBugs?

Posted in Java by plunchete on August 1, 2008

During last weeks I talked with some people who has been developing in Java for a long time, I’m really surprised because they didn’t know FindBugs or other static analyzer, of course all of them think that is really useful and they have started or have plans to use it.

If you don’t know what is FindBugs, FindBugs uses static analisis to look for bugs in Java code. FindBugs is licensed under the Lesser General Public License.

Other Java analyzers:

PMD: Similar to FindBugs.

Checkstyle: Help programmers write Java code that adheres to a coding standard.

Do you use any static analyzer when you program?

Which one?

What is your opion about these tools?

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  1. Freddy Mallet said, on August 5, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    If you are interested by java analyzers like PMD and Checkstyle, perhaps you could give a try to Sonar (http://sonar.codehaus.org) which is an Open Source quality management tool which uses JavaNCSS, Cobertura, PMD, Checkstyle. Findbugs is planned for integration before the end of 2008.

  2. plunchete said, on August 6, 2008 at 12:06 am

    Sounds great! I will try to use it, thanks for the recomendation🙂


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