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100 Java Static Analysis Tools

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Java is a class-based, object-oriented programming language that is designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible. It is a general-purpose programming language intended to let application developers write once, run anywhere ... meaning that compiled Java code can run on all platforms that support Java without the need for recompilation. Java applications are typically compiled to bytecode that can run on any Java virtual machine (JVM) regardless of the underlying computer…

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What are the best Java analysis tools?

98

Mega-Linter

  • Type: cli
376

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

76

Teamscale

  • Type: service
  • Type: ide-plugin

Static and dynamic analysis tool supporting more than 25 languages and direct IDE integration. Free hosting for Open Source projects available on request. Free academic licenses available.

62

Semgrep

  • Type: cli
  • Type: service
5601

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.

44
32

CogniCrypt

  • Type: cli
53

Checks Java source and byte code for incorrect uses of cryptographic APIs.

18

CodeScene

  • Type: service

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

17

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

Coverity

  • Type: cli

Synopsys Coverity supports 20 languages and over 70 frameworks including Ruby on rails, Scala, PHP, Python, JavaScript, TypeScript, Java, Fortran, C, C++, C#, VB.NET.

15

PVS-Studio

  • Type: service

A ([conditionally free](https://pvs-studio.com/en/order/open-source-license) for FOSS and individual developers) static analysis of C, C++, C# and Java code. For advertising purposes [you can propose a large FOSS project for analysis by PVS employees](https://github.com/viva64/pvs-studio-check-list). Supports CWE mapping, MISRA and CERT coding standards.

14

DeepCode

  • Type: service

DeepCode finds bugs, security vulnerabilities, performance and API issues based on AI. DeepCode's speed of analysis allow us to analyse your code in real time and deliver results when you hit the save button in your IDE. Supported languages are Java, C/C++, JavaScript, Python, and TypeScript. Integrations with GitHub, BitBucket and Gitlab.

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.

11

Infer

  • Type: cli
12772

A static analyzer for Java, C and Objective-C

8

ArchUnit

  • Type: cli
1971

Unit test your Java or Kotlin architecture.

8

checkstyle

  • Type: cli
6456

Checking Java source code for adherence to a Code Standard or set of validation rules (best practices).

7

InsiderSec

  • Type: cli
302

A open source Static Application Security Testing tool (SAST) written in GoLang for Java (Maven and Android), Kotlin (Android), Swift (iOS), .NET Full Framework, C# and Javascript (Node.js).

7

PMD

  • Type: cli
3630

A source code analyzer for Java, Salesforce Apex, Javascript, PLSQL, XML, XSL and others.

6

Semmle QL and LGTM

  • Type: cli

Find security vulnerabilities, variants, and critical code quality issues using queries over source code. Automatic PR code review; free for public GitHub/Bitbucket repo: [LGTM.com](https://LGTM.com).

5

Checker Framework

  • Type: cli
767

Pluggable type-checking for Java.

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

CodeSonar from GrammaTech

  • Type: cli

Advanced, whole program, deep path, static analysis of C, C++, Java and C# with easy-to-understand explanations and code and path visualization.

5

Klocwork

  • Type: service

Quality and Security Static analysis for C/C++, Java and C#.

5

SpotBugs

  • Type: cli
2546

SpotBugs is FindBugs' successor. A tool for static analysis to look for bugs in Java code.

3

Application Inspector

  • Type: service

Commercial Static Code Analysis which generates exploits to verify vulnerabilities.

3

Axivion Bauhaus Suite

  • Type: cli

Tracks down error-prone code locations, style violations, cloned or dead code, cyclic dependencies and more for C/C++, C#/.NET, Java and Ada 83/Ada 95.

3

Find Security Bugs

  • Type: cli
1737

The SpotBugs plugin for security audits of Java web applications and Android applications. (Also work with Kotlin, Groovy and Scala projects)

3

Fortify

  • Type: ide-plugin

A commercial static analysis platform that supports the scanning of C/C++, C#, VB.NET, VB6, ABAP/BSP, ActionScript, Apex, ASP.NET, Classic ASP, VB Script, Cobol, ColdFusion, HTML, Java, JS, JSP, MXML/Flex, Objective-C, PHP, PL/SQL, T-SQL, Python (2.6, 2.7), Ruby (1.9.3), Swift, Scala, VB, and XML.

3

todocheck

  • Type: cli
362

Linter for integrating annotated TODOs with your issue trackers

3

Unibeautify

  • Type: cli
  • Type: service
500

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.

3

Soot

  • Type: cli
2014

A framework for analyzing and transforming Java and Android applications.

2

CodeFlow

  • Type: service

Automated code analysis tool to deal with technical depth. Integrates with Bitbucket and Gitlab. (free for Open Source Projects)

2

Codiga

  • Type: service

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

2

Error-prone

  • Type: cli
5773

Catch common Java mistakes as compile-time errors.

2

google-java-format

  • Type: cli
4228

Google Style Reformat.

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

Spoon

  • Type: cli
1247

Spoon is a metaprogramming library to analyze and transform Java source code (incl Java 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14). It parses source files to build a well-designed AST with powerful analysis and transformation API. Can be integrated in Maven and Gradle.

2

Xanitizer

  • Type: cli

Xanitizer finds security vulnerabilities in web applications. It supports Java, Scala, JavaScript and TypeScript.

1

Android Studio

  • Type: ide-plugin

Based on IntelliJ IDEA, and comes bundled with tools for Android including Android Lint.

1

Atom-Beautify

  • Type: ide-plugin
1502

Beautify HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Python, Ruby, Java, C, C++, C#, Objective-C, CoffeeScript, TypeScript, Coldfusion, SQL, and more in Atom editor.

1

ckjm

  • Type: cli
81

Calculates Chidamber and Kemerer object-oriented metrics by processing the bytecode of compiled Java files.

1

codeql

  • Type: service
  • Type: ide-plugin

Deep code analysis - semantic queries and dataflow for several languages with VSCode plugin support.

1

Doop

  • Type: cli

Doop is a declarative framework for static analysis of Java/Android programs, centered on pointer analysis algorithms. Doop provides a large variety of analyses and also the surrounding scaffolding to run an analysis end-to-end (fact generation, processing, statistics, etc.).

1

fb-contrib

  • Type: cli
129

A plugin for FindBugs with additional bug detectors.

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

NullAway

  • Type: cli
3028

Type-based null-pointer checker with low build-time overhead; an [Error Prone](http://errorprone.info/) plugin.

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

pre-commit

  • Type: cli
6923

A framework for managing and maintaining multi-language pre-commit hooks.

1

Sonatype

  • Type: service

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

1

Undebt

  • Type: cli
1642

Language-independent tool for massive, automatic, programmable refactoring based on simple pattern definitions.

1

Veracode

  • Type: cli

Find flaws in binaries and bytecode without requiring source. Support all major programming languages: Java, .NET, JavaScript, Swift, Objective-C, C, C++ and more.

0

AppChecker

  • Type: cli

Static analysis for C/C++/C#, PHP and Java.

0

ApplicationInspector

  • Type: cli
3867

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

0

ck

  • Type: cli
228

Calculates Chidamber and Kemerer object-oriented metrics by processing the source Java files.

0

ClassGraph

  • Type: cli
2128

A classpath and module path scanner for querying or visualizing class metadata or class relatedness.

0

coala

  • Type: cli
3274

Language independent framework for creating code analysis - supports [over 60 languages](https://coala.io/languages) by default.

0

codeburner

  • Type: cli
83

Provides a unified interface to sort and act on the issues it finds.

0

Code Intelligence

  • Type: service

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

0

CodePatrol

  • Type: service

Automated SAST code reviews driven by security, supports 15+ languages and includes security training.

0

Depends

  • Type: cli
125

Analyses the comprehensive dependencies of code elements for Java, C/C++, Ruby.

0

DesigniteJava

  • Type: cli

DesigniteJava supports detection of various architecture, design, and implementation smells along with computation of various code quality metrics.

0

forbidden-apis

  • Type: cli
243

Detects and forbids invocations of specific method/class/field (like reading from a text stream without a charset). Maven/Gradle/Ant compatible.

0

Goodcheck

  • Type: cli
126

Regexp based customizable linter.

0

graudit

  • Type: cli
933

Grep rough audit - source code auditing tool.

0

IntelliJ IDEA

  • Type: ide-plugin

Comes bundled with a lot of inspections for Java and Kotlin and includes tools for refactoring, formatting and more.

0

JArchitect

  • Type: cli

Measure, query and visualize your code and avoid unexpected issues, technical debt and complexity.

0

JBMC

  • Type: cli

Bounded model-checker for Java (bytecode), verifies user-defined assertions, standard assertions, several coverage metric analyses.

0

lizard

  • Type: cli
1250

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

Offensive 360

  • Type: web

Commercial Static Code Analysis system doesn't require building the source code or pre-compilation.

0

OWASP Dependency Check

  • Type: cli
3475

Checks dependencies for known, publicly disclosed, vulnerabilities.

0

Pronto

  • Type: cli
2444

Quick automated code review of your changes. Supports more than 40 runners for various languages, including Clang, Elixir, JavaScript, PHP, Ruby and more.

0

qulice

  • Type: cli
267

Combines a few (pre-configured) static analysis tools (checkstyle, PMD, Findbugs, ...).

0

relint

  • Type: cli
29

A static file linter that allows you to write custom rules using regular expressions (RegEx).

0

Reshift

  • Type: service

A source code analysis tool for detecting and managing Java security vulnerabilities.

0

RIPS

  • Type: cli

A static source code analyser for vulnerabilities in PHP scripts.

0

Scrutinizer

  • Type: service

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

0

Security Code Scan

  • Type: ide-plugin
654

Security code analyzer for C# and VB.NET. Detects various security vulnerability patterns: SQLi, XSS, CSRF, XXE, Open Redirect, etc. Integrates into Visual Studio 2015 and newer. Detects various security vulnerability patterns: SQLi, XSS, CSRF, XXE, Open Redirect, etc.

0

Similarity Tester

  • Type: service

A tool that finds similarities between or within files to support you encountering DRY principle violations.

0

Snyk

  • Type: service

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

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

SourceMeter

  • Type: cli

Static Code Analysis for C/C++, Java, C#, Python, and RPG III and RPG IV versions (including free-form).

0

Upsource

  • Type: service

Code review tool with static code analysis and code-aware navigation for Java, PHP, JavaScript and Kotlin.

0

Violations Lib

  • Type: cli
103

Java library for parsing report files from static code analysis. Used by a bunch of Jenkins, Maven and Gradle plugins.

0

WALA

  • Type: cli
467

Static analysis capabilities for Java bytecode and related languages and for JavaScript.

0

Soto Platform

  • Type: cli

Suite of static analysis tools consisting of the three components Sotoarc (Architecture Analysis), Sotograph (Quality Analysis), and Sotoreport (Quality report). Helps find differences between architecture and implementation, interface violations (e.g. external access of private parts of subsystems, detection of all classes, files, packages and subsystems which are strongly coupled by cyclical relationships and more. The Sotograph product family runs on Windows and Linux.

0

WhiteHat Application Security Platform

  • Type: cli

WhiteHat Scout (for Developers) combined with WhiteHat Sentinel Source (for Operations) supporting WhiteHat Top 40 and OWASP Top 10.

-1

APPscreener

  • Type: cli

Static code analysis for binary and source code - Java/Scala, PHP, Javascript, C#, PL/SQL, Python, T-SQL, C/C++, ObjectiveC/Swift, Visual Basic 6.0, Ruby, Delphi, ABAP, HTML5 and Solidity.

-1

CAST Highlight

  • Type: cli

Commercial Static Code Analysis which runs locally, but uploads the results to its cloud for presentation.

-1

DevSkim

  • Type: ide-plugin
643

Regex-based static analysis tool for Visual Studio, VS Code, and Sublime Text - C/C++, C#, PHP, ASP, Python, Ruby, Java, and others.

-1

Synopsys

  • Type: cli

A commercial static analysis platform that allows for scanning of multiple languages (C/C++, Android, C#, Java, JS, PHP, Python, Node.JS, Ruby, Fortran, and Swift).

-1

Understand

  • Type: cli

Code visualization tool that provides code analysis, standards testing, metrics, graphing, dependency analysis and more for Ada, VHDL, and others.

-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

ShiftLeft Scan

  • Type: cli
  • Type: service
387

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

1

pfff

  • Type: cli
149

Facebook's tools for code analysis, visualizations, or style-preserving source transformation for many languages.

0

Hopper

  • Type: cli
54

A static analysis tool written in scala for languages that run on JVM.

0

PT.PM

  • Type: cli
58

An engine for searching patterns in the source code, based on Unified AST or UST. At present time C#, Java, PHP, PL/SQL, T-SQL, and JavaScript are supported. Patterns can be described within the code or using a DSL.

0

shipshape

  • Type: cli
257

Static program analysis platform that allows custom analyzers to plug in through a common interface.

-1

HuntBugs

  • Type: cli
303

Bytecode static analyzer tool based on Procyon Compiler Tools aimed to supersede FindBugs.

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