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83 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?

104

Mega-Linter

  • Type: cli
626

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

68

Semgrep

  • Type: cli
  • Type: service
6527

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.

47
47

Sonatype

  • Type: service

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

27

staticcheck

  • Type: cli
4679

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

26

GolangCI-Lint

  • Type: cli
10256

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

23

CodeScene

  • Type: service

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

18

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

16

gofmt -s

  • Type: cli

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

15

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.

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.

9

goimports

  • Type: cli

Checks missing or unreferenced package imports.

9

golint

  • Type: cli
3942

Prints out coding style mistakes in Go source code.

7

errcheck

  • Type: cli
1832

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)

5

Scanmycode CE (Community Edition)

  • Type: service
202

Scanmycode - Code Scanning/SAST/Linting using many tools/Scanners with One Report

4

deadcode

  • Type: cli
39

Finds unused code.

4

go-critic

  • Type: cli
1302

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

4

Sider

  • Type: service

An automated code reviewing tool. Improving developers' productivity.

4

trunk

  • Type: cli

Modern repositories include many technologies, each with its own set of linters. With 30+ linters and counting, Trunk makes it dead-simple to identify, install, configure, and run the right linters, static analyzers, and formatters for all your repos.

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
6055

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

3

ineffassign

  • Type: cli
328

Detect ineffectual assignments in Go code.

3

misspell

  • Type: cli
1154

Finds commonly misspelled English words.

3

shisho

  • Type: cli
  • Type: service
336

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.

3

todocheck

  • Type: cli
384

Linter for integrating annotated TODOs with your issue trackers

3

Unibeautify

  • Type: cli
  • Type: service
521

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
220

Checks whether HTTP response body is closed.

2

Codiga

  • Type: service

Automated Code Reviews and Technical Debt management platform that supports 12+ languages.

2

dupl

  • Type: cli
281

Reports potentially duplicated code.

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

structcheck

  • Type: cli

Find unused struct fields.

2

unconvert

  • Type: cli
316

Detect redundant type conversions.

1

errwrap

  • Type: cli
352

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
216

Finds repeated strings that could be replaced by a constant.

1

gokart

  • Type: cli
1974

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
1903

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

lizard

  • Type: cli
1339

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.

1

lll

  • Type: cli
60

Report long lines.

1

maligned

  • Type: cli
478

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

1

nargs

  • Type: cli
81

Finds unused arguments in function declarations.

1

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.

1

Snyk

  • Type: service

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

1

ThreatMapper

  • Type: service
  • Type: web
1527

Vulnerability Scanner and Risk Evaluation for containers, serverless and hosts at runtime. ThreatMapper generates runtime BOMs from dependencies and operating system packages, matches against multiple threat feeds, scans for unprotected secrets, and scores issues based on severity and risk-of-exploit.

1

unparam

  • Type: cli
375

Find unused function parameters.

0

ApplicationInspector

  • Type: cli
3939

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

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
296

Static analyser for finding deadlocks in Go.

0

dogsled

  • Type: cli
64

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
311

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

0

gocyclo

  • Type: cli
946

Calculate cyclomatic complexities of functions in Go source code.

0

goone

  • Type: cli
34

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

0

goreporter

  • Type: cli
2989

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

0

goroutine-inspect

  • Type: cli
405

An interactive tool to analyze Golang goroutine dump.

0

nakedret

  • Type: cli
80

Finds naked returns.

0

prealloc

  • Type: cli
476

Finds slice declarations that could potentially be preallocated.

0

Reviewdog

  • Type: cli
5031

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

0

revive

  • Type: cli
3513

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

0

safesql

  • Type: cli
564

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

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

sqlvet

  • Type: cli
444

Performs static analysis on raw SQL queries in your Go code base to surface potential runtime errors. It checks for SQL syntax error, identifies unsafe queries that could potentially lead to SQL injections makes sure column count matches value count in INSERT statements and validates table- and column names.

0

structslop

  • Type: cli
643

Static analyzer for Go that recommends struct field rearrangements to provide for maximum space/allocation efficiency

0

TencentCodeAnalysis

  • Type: service
  • Type: cli
1116

Tencent Cloud Code Analysis (TCA for short, code-named CodeDog inside the company early) is a comprehensive platform for code analysis and issue tracking. TCA consist of three components, server, web and client. It integrates of a number of self-developed tools, and also supports dynamic integration of code analysis tools in various programming languages.

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

wsl

  • Type: cli
154

Enforces empty lines at the right places.

-1

gochecknoglobals

  • Type: cli
61

Checks that no globals are present.

-3

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.

-4

ShiftLeft Scan

  • Type: cli
  • Type: service
465

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.

Deprecated/unmaintained tools

0

Go Meta Linter

  • Type: cli
3548

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

-1

interfacer

  • Type: cli
697

Suggest narrower interfaces that can be used.

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