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77 Go Static Analysis Tools

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What is Go?

Go is a statically typed, compiled programming language designed at Google by Robert Griesemer, Rob Pike, and Ken Thompson. Go is syntactically similar to C, but with memory safety, garbage collection, structural typing, and CSP-style concurrency. The language is often referred to as "Golang" because of its domain name, golang.org, but the proper name is Go.

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What are the best Go analysis tools?

98

Mega-Linter

  • Type: cli
304

Mega-Linter can handle any type of project thanks to its 70+ embedded Linters, its advanced reporting, runnable on any CI system or locally, with assisted installation and configuration, able to apply formatting and fixes

59

Semgrep

  • Type: cli
  • Type: service
5290

A fast, open-source, static analysis tool for finding bugs and enforcing code standards at editor, commit, and CI time. Its rules look like the code you already write; no abstract syntax trees or regex wrestling. Supports 17+ languages.

49

go vet

  • Type: cli

Examines Go source code and reports suspicious.

43
34

GolangCI-Lint

  • Type: cli
8587

Alternative to `Go Meta Linter`: GolangCI-Lint is a linters aggregator.

27

staticcheck

  • Type: cli
4144

Go static analysis that specialises in finding bugs, simplifying code and improving performance.

15

gofmt -s

  • Type: cli

Checks if the code is properly formatted and could not be further simplified.

14

CodeScene

  • Type: service

CodeScene is a quality visualization tool for software. Prioritize technical debt, detect delivery risks, and measure organizational aspects. Fully automated.

14

ShiftLeft

  • Type: service

Identify vulnerabilities that are unique to your code base before they reach production. Leverages the Code Property Graph (CPG) to run its analyses concurrently in a single graph of graphs. Automatically finds business logic flaws in dev like hardcoded secrets and logic bombs

13

Better Code Hub

  • Type: service

Better Code Hub checks your GitHub codebase against 10 engineering guidelines devised by the authority in software quality, Software Improvement Group.

12

DeepSource

  • Type: service

In-depth static analysis to find issues in verticals of bug risks, security, anti-patterns, performance, documentation and style. Native integrations with GitHub, GitLab and Bitbucket. Less than 5% false positives.

9

goimports

  • Type: cli

Checks missing or unreferenced package imports.

9

golint

  • Type: cli
3919

Prints out coding style mistakes in Go source code.

7

errcheck

  • Type: cli
1740

Check that error return values are used.

5

Codeac

  • Type: service

Automated code review tool integrates with GitHub, Bitbucket and GitLab (even self-hosted). Available for JavaScript, TypeScript, Python, Ruby, Go, PHP, Java, Docker, and more. (open-source free)

4

deadcode

  • Type: cli
40

Finds unused code.

3

go tool vet --shadow

  • Type: cli

Reports variables that may have been unintentionally shadowed.

3

go/ast

  • Type: cli

Package ast declares the types used to represent syntax trees for Go packages.

3

gosec (gas)

  • Type: cli
5422

Inspects source code for security problems by scanning the Go AST.

3

ineffassign

  • Type: cli
310

Detect ineffectual assignments in Go code.

3

misspell

  • Type: cli
1077

Finds commonly misspelled English words.

3

Sider

  • Type: service

An automated code reviewing tool. Improving developers' productivity.

3

Unibeautify

  • Type: cli
  • Type: service
490

Universal code beautifier with a GitHub app. Supports HTML, CSS, JavaScript, TypeScript, JSX, Vue, C++, Go, Objective-C, Java, Python, PHP, GraphQL, Markdown, and more.

2

aligncheck

  • Type: cli

Find inefficiently packed structs.

2

bodyclose

  • Type: cli
204

Checks whether HTTP response body is closed.

2

dupl

  • Type: cli
255

Reports potentially duplicated code.

2

go-critic

  • Type: cli
988

Go source code linter that maintains checks which are currently not implemented in other linters.

2

Kiuwan

  • Type: service

Identify and remediate cyber threats in a blazingly fast, collaborative environment, with seamless integration in your SDLC. Python, C\C++, Java, C#, PHP and more.

2

ocular

  • Type: service

Enables code auditors and security teams to interactively investigate their unique code bases to find business logic flaws and technical vulnerabilities that traditional SASTs cannot. This is done by enabling the analyst to write their own custom queries. Can find hard-coded secrets, authentication issues, and malicious code like rootkits and backdoors.

2

structcheck

  • Type: cli

Find unused struct fields.

2

todocheck

  • Type: cli
353

Linter for integrating annotated TODOs with your issue trackers

2

unconvert

  • Type: cli
310

Detect redundant type conversions.

1

errwrap

  • Type: cli
331

Wrap and fix Go errors with the new %w verb directive. This tool analyzes fmt.Errorf() calls and reports calls that contain a verb directive that is different than the new %w verb directive introduced in Go v1.13. It's also capable of rewriting calls to use the new %w wrap verb directive.

1

goconst

  • Type: cli
207

Finds repeated strings that could be replaced by a constant.

1

gokart

  • Type: cli
1735

Golang security analysis with a focus on minimizing false positives. It is capable of tracing the source of variables and function arguments to determine whether input sources are safe.

1

gotype

  • Type: cli

Syntactic and semantic analysis similar to the Go compiler.

1

Hound CI

  • Type: cli
1895

Comments on style violations in GitHub pull requests. Supports Coffeescript, Go, HAML, JavaScript, Ruby, SCSS and Swift.

1

LGTM.com

  • Type: service

Deep code analysis for GitHub and Bitbucket to find security vulnerabilities and critical code quality issues (using Semmle QL). Automatic code review for pull requests; free for public repositories.

1

lll

  • Type: cli
60

Report long lines.

1

maligned

  • Type: cli
436

Detect structs that would take less memory if their fields were sorted.

1

nargs

  • Type: cli
80

Finds unused arguments in function declarations.

1

shisho

  • Type: cli
  • Type: service
182

A lightweight static code analyzer designed for developers and security teams. It allows you to analyze and transform source code with an intuitive DSL similar to sed, but for code.

1

Snyk

  • Type: service

Vulnerability scanner for dependencies of node.js apps (free for Open Source Projects).

1

unparam

  • Type: cli
331

Find unused function parameters.

0

ApplicationInspector

  • Type: cli
3839

Creates reports of over 400 rule patterns for feature detection (e.g. the use of cryptography or version control in apps).

0

Code Inspector

  • Type: service

Code quality and technical debt management platform that supports 10+ languages.

0

Code Intelligence

  • Type: service

CI/CD-agnostic DevSecOps platform which combines industry-leading fuzzing engines for finding bugs and visualizing code coverage

0

dingo-hunter

  • Type: cli
282

Static analyser for finding deadlocks in Go.

0

dogsled

  • Type: cli
63

Finds assignments/declarations with too many blank identifiers.

0

flen

  • Type: cli
49

Get info on length of functions in a Go package.

0

go-consistent

  • Type: cli
297

Analyzer that helps you to make your Go programs more consistent.

0

gocyclo

  • Type: cli
830

Calculate cyclomatic complexities of functions in Go source code.

0

goone

  • Type: cli
32

Finds N+1 queries (SQL calls in a for loop) in go code

0

goreporter

  • Type: cli
2913

Concurrently runs many linters and normalises their output to a report.

0

goroutine-inspect

  • Type: cli
283

An interactive tool to analyze Golang goroutine dump.

0

lizard

  • Type: cli
1210

Lizard is an extensible Cyclomatic Complexity Analyzer for many programming languages including C/C++ (doesn't require all the header files or Java imports). It also does copy-paste detection (code clone detection/code duplicate detection) and many other forms of static code analysis. Counts lines of code without comments, CCN (cyclomatic complexity number), token count of functions, parameter count of functions.

0

nakedret

  • Type: cli
72

Finds naked returns.

0

prealloc

  • Type: cli
435

Finds slice declarations that could potentially be preallocated.

0

Reviewdog

  • Type: cli
4259

A tool for posting review comments from any linter in any code hosting service.

0

revive

  • Type: cli
2961

Fast, configurable, extensible, flexible, and beautiful linter for Go. Drop-in replacement of golint.

0

safesql

  • Type: cli
561

Static analysis tool for Golang that protects against SQL injections.

0

Scrutinizer

  • Type: service

A proprietary code quality checker that can be integrated with GitHub.

0

ShiftLeft Scan

  • Type: cli
  • Type: service
345

Scan is a free open-source DevSecOps platform for detecting security issues in source code and dependencies. It supports a broad range of languages and CI/CD pipelines.

0

SonarCloud

  • Type: service

Multi-language cloud-based static code analysis. History, trends, security hot-spots, pull request analysis and more. Free for open source.

0

test

  • Type: cli

Show location of test failures from the stdlib testing module.

0

varcheck

  • Type: cli

Find unused global variables and constants.

0

Viezly

  • Type: service

Code review tool with dependency diagrams. Improve your team's code reviews with better navigation and code analysis

0

wsl

  • Type: cli
125

Enforces empty lines at the right places.

-1

gochecknoglobals

  • Type: cli
46

Checks that no globals are present.

-2

Embold

  • Type: service

Intelligent software analytics platform that identifies design issues, code issues, duplication and metrics. Supports Java, C, C++, C#, JavaScript, TypeScript, Python, Go, Kotlin and more.

-2

Sonatype

  • Type: service

Reports known vulnerabilities in common dependencies and recommends updated packages to minimize breaking changes

Deprecated/unmaintained tools

0

Go Meta Linter

  • Type: cli
3559

Concurrently run Go lint tools and normalise their output. Use `golangci-lint` for new projects.

-1

interfacer

  • Type: cli
702

Suggest narrower interfaces that can be used.

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