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9.6 9.7 L3 Spotbugs 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 7.0 Spotbugs VS SourcetrailSourcetrail - free and open-source interactive source explorer
7.6 8.6 Spotbugs VS NullAwayA tool to help eliminate NullPointerExceptions (NPEs) in your Java code with low build-time overhead
6.6 9.7 Spotbugs VS SonarJava:coffee: SonarSource Static Analyzer for Java Code Quality and Security
6.4 9.7 L2 Spotbugs VS SpoonSpoon is a metaprogramming library to analyze and transform Java source code. :spoon: is made with :heart:, :beers: and :sparkles:. It parses source files to build a well-designed AST with powerful analysis and transformation API.
6.0 8.2 Spotbugs VS dotenv-linter⚡️Lightning-fast linter for .env files. Written in Rust 🦀
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They vary from L1 to L5 with "L5" being the highest.
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SpotBugs is licensed under the GNU LESSER GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE.
SpotBugs is built using Gradle. The recommended way to obtain it is to simply run the
gradlew.bat) wrapper, which will automatically download and run the correct version as needed (using the settings in
To see a list of build options, run
gradle tasks (or
gradlew tasks). The
build task will perform a full build and test.
To build the SpotBugs plugin for Eclipse, you'll need to create the file
eclipsePlugin/local.properties, containing a property
eclipseRoot.dir that points to an Eclipse installation's root directory (see
.travis.yml for an example), then run the build.
To prepare Eclipse environment only, run
./gradlew eclipse. See also detailed steps.
SpotBugs can be used standalone and through several integrations, including:
You can contact us using GitHub Discussions.
*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the Spotbugs README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.