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The Best JSON Static Analysis Tools (Linters/Formatters)

We rank 12 JSON linters, code analyzers, formatters, and more. Find and compare tools like Mega-Linter, Semgrep, Codacy, and more. Please rate and review tools that you've used. This helps others find the best tools for their projects.

1 JSON Tools

jsonlint

A JSON parser and validator with a CLI. Standalone version of jsonlint.com

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  • MaintainedMulti-Language
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  • Maintainedlinter
  • 0% upvoted

11 Multi-Language Tools

Mega-Linter

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

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 68% upvoted

Semgrep

Sponsor

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.

  • MaintainedMaintained
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  • MaintainedcliMaintainedservice
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 80% upvoted

Codacy

Code Analysis to ship Better Code, Faster.

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  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedservice
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 60% upvoted

Bearer

Sponsor

Open-Source static code analysis tool to discover, filter and prioritize security risks and vulnerabilities leading to sensitive data exposures (PII, PHI, PD). Highly configurable and easily extensible, built for security and engineering teams.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

Putout

Pluggable and configurable code transformer with built-in eslint, babel plugins support for js, jsx typescript, flow, markdown, yaml and json.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

CodeQue

Ecosystem for structural matching JavaScript and TypeScript code. Offers search tool that understands code structure. Available as CLI tool and Visual Studio Code extension. It helps to search code faster and more accurately making you workflow more effective. Soon it will offer ESLint plugin to create your own rules in minutes to help with assuring codebase quality.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • MaintainedcliMaintainedide-plugin
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

autocorrect

A linter and formatter to help you to improve copywriting, correct spaces, words, punctuations between CJK (Chinese, Japanese, Korean).

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  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • MaintainedlinterMaintainedformatter
  • 0% upvoted

Spectral

A flexible JSON/YAML linter, with out-of-the-box support for OpenAPI v2/v3 and AsyncAPI v2.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 0% upvoted

StaticReviewer

Static Reviewer executes code checks according to the most relevant Secure Coding Standards, OWASP, CWE, CVE, CVSS, MISRA, CERT, for 40+ programming languages, using 1000+ built-in validation rules for Security, Deadcode & Best Practices Available a module for Software Composition Analysis (SCA) to find vulnerabilities in open source and third party libraries.

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  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 0% upvoted

Super-Linter

Combination of multiple linters to install as a GitHub Action.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 50% upvoted

ShiftLeft Scan

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.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • MaintainedcliMaintainedservice
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 42% upvoted

Frequently Asked Questions

What are JSON tools?

JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) is a lightweight data-interchange format. It is easy for humans to read and write. It is easy for machines to parse and generate. It is based on a subset of the JavaScript Programming Language Standard ECMA-262 3rd Edition - December 1999. JSON is a text format that is completely language independent but uses conventions that are familiar to programmers of the C-family of languages, including C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, Perl, Python, and many others. These properties make JSON an ideal data-interchange language.

What are the best JSON static analysis tools and linters?

The most popular JSON tools ranked by user votes are: Mega-Linter, Semgrep, Codacy, Bearer, Putout.

Which JSON services are free for open source projects?

Commercial services with a free plan for open source include Mega-Linter, Semgrep, Codacy, Bearer, Putout, CodeQue, autocorrect, jsonlint, Spectral, Super-Linter, ShiftLeft Scan.

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