PMD alternatives and similar libraries
Based on the "Code Analysis" category.
Alternatively, view PMD alternatives based on common mentions on social networks and blogs.
9.5 9.9 L3 PMD VS CheckstyleCheckstyle 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.
9.2 6.8 PMD VS SourcetrailSourcetrail - free and open-source interactive source explorer
7.6 7.4 PMD VS NullAwayA tool to help eliminate NullPointerExceptions (NPEs) in your Java code with low build-time overhead
7.5 9.3 PMD VS SpotbugsSpotBugs is FindBugs' successor. A tool for static analysis to look for bugs in Java code.
6.4 9.7 PMD VS SonarJava:coffee: SonarSource Static Analyzer for Java Code Quality and Security
6.3 9.5 L2 PMD VS SpoonSpoon is a metaprogramming library to analyze and transform Java source code (up to Java 15). :spoon: is made with :heart:, :beers: and :sparkles:. It parses source files to build a well-designed AST with powerful analysis and transformation API.
5.8 7.0 PMD VS dotenv-linter⚡️Lightning-fast linter for .env files. Written in Rust 🦀
* Code Quality Rankings and insights are calculated and provided by Lumnify.
They vary from L1 to L5 with "L5" being the highest.
Do you think we are missing an alternative of PMD or a related project?
PMD - source code analyzer
PMD is a source code analyzer. It finds common programming flaws like unused variables, empty catch blocks, unnecessary object creation, and so forth. It supports many languages. It can be extended with custom rules. It uses JavaCC and Antlr to parse source files into abstract syntax trees (AST) and runs rules against them to find violations. Rules can be written in Java or using a XPath query.
In the future we hope to add support for data/control flow analysis and automatic (quick) fixes where it makes sense.
🚀 Installation and Usage
Download the latest binary zip from the releases and extract it somewhere.
bin/run.sh pmd or
See also Getting Started
This shows how PMD can detect for loops, that can be replaced by for-each loops.
There are plugins for Maven and Gradle as well as for various IDEs. See Tools / Integrations
ℹ️ How to get support?
- How do I? -- Ask a question on StackOverflow or on discussions.
- I got this error, why? -- Ask a question on StackOverflow or on discussions.
- I got this error and I'm sure it's a bug -- file an issue.
- I have an idea/request/question -- create a new discussion.
- I have a quick question -- ask on our Gitter chat.
- Where's your documentation? -- https://pmd.github.io/latest/
Pull requests are welcome. For major changes, please open an issue first to discuss what you would like to change.
Our latest source of PMD can be found on GitHub. Fork us!
- [How to build PMD](BUILDING.md)
- [How to contribute to PMD](CONTRIBUTING.md)
💵 Financial Contributors
Become a financial contributor and help us sustain our community. Contribute
This project follows the all-contributors specification. Contributions of any kind welcome!
See [credits](docs/pages/pmd/projectdocs/credits.md) for the complete list.
*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the PMD README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.