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100 Java Static Analysis Tools

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What is Java?

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?

97

Mega-Linter

  • Type: cli
250

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

77

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.

54

Semgrep

  • Type: cli
  • Type: service
5023

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.

42
29

CogniCrypt

  • Type: cli
53

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

15

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.

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

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

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

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.

9

Infer

  • Type: cli
12460

A static analyzer for Java, C and Objective-C

8

checkstyle

  • Type: cli
6130

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

8

InsiderSec

  • Type: cli
264

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

ArchUnit

  • Type: cli
1841

Unit test your Java or Kotlin architecture.

7

PMD

  • Type: cli
3492

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
740

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.

4

Klocwork

  • Type: service

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

4

SpotBugs

  • Type: cli
2407

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

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
1661

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

3

Soot

  • Type: cli
1866

A framework for analyzing and transforming Java and Android applications.

3

Unibeautify

  • Type: cli
  • Type: service
485

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

Atom-Beautify

  • Type: ide-plugin
1486

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

2

CodeFlow

  • Type: service

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

2

Error-prone

  • Type: cli
5652

Catch common Java mistakes as compile-time errors.

2

google-java-format

  • Type: cli
4048

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

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

Spoon

  • Type: cli
1164

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

todocheck

  • Type: cli
345

Linter for integrating annotated TODOs with your issue trackers

2

Xanitizer

  • Type: cli

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

1

ckjm

  • Type: cli
78

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

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
127

A plugin for FindBugs with additional bug detectors.

1

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.

1

graudit

  • Type: cli
817

Grep rough audit - source code auditing tool.

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
2983

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

1

pre-commit

  • Type: cli
6288

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

1

ShiftLeft Scan

  • Type: cli
  • Type: service
305

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.

1

Snyk

  • Type: service

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

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

Android Studio

  • Type: ide-plugin

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

0

AppChecker

  • Type: cli

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

0

Application Inspector

  • Type: service

Commercial Static Code Analysis which generates exploits to verify vulnerabilities.

0

ApplicationInspector

  • Type: cli
3824

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

0

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.

0

ck

  • Type: cli
216

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

0

ClassGraph

  • Type: cli
2055

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

0

coala

  • Type: cli
3215

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

0

Code Inspector

  • Type: service

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

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

codeql

  • Type: service
  • Type: ide-plugin

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

0

Depends

  • Type: cli
113

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

DevSkim

  • Type: ide-plugin
609

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

0

forbidden-apis

  • Type: cli
230

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
119

Regexp based customizable linter.

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
1183

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
3219

Checks dependencies for known, publicly disclosed, vulnerabilities.

0

Pronto

  • Type: cli
2416

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
252

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

0

relint

  • Type: cli
28

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
603

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

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

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

SourceMeter

  • Type: cli

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

0

Undebt

  • Type: cli
1644

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

0

Understand

  • Type: cli

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

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
98

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

0

WALA

  • Type: cli
442

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

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

CAST Highlight

  • Type: cli

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

-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).

-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

pfff

  • Type: cli
122

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
252

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

-1

HuntBugs

  • Type: cli
304

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

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