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100 PHP Static Analysis Tools

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What is PHP?

PHP is a general-purpose scripting language especially suited to web development. It was originally created by Danish-Canadian programmer Rasmus Lerdorf in 1994; (...). PHP originally stood for Personal Home Page, but it now stands for the recursive initialism PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor. (...) PHP code is usually processed on a web server by a PHP interpreter implemented as a module, a daemon or as a Common Gateway Interface (CGI) executable.

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What are the best PHP analysis tools?

93

Mega-Linter

  • Type: cli
83

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

48

PHPStan

  • Type: cli
9621

PHP Static Analysis Tool - discover bugs in your code without running it!

41

Psalm

  • Type: cli
3965

Static analysis tool for finding type errors in PHP applications.

38
18

PHP Coding Standards Fixer

  • Type: cli
9869

Fixes your code according to standards like PSR-1, PSR-2, and the Symfony standard.

17

phan

  • Type: cli
5021

A modern static analyzer from etsy.

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.

13

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.

13

Php Inspections (EA Extended)

  • Type: cli
1198

A Static Code Analyzer for PHP.

13

PHP_CodeSniffer

  • Type: cli
8379

Detects violations of a defined set of coding standards.

12

CodeScene

  • Type: service

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

6

deptrac

  • Type: cli
1447

Enforce rules for dependencies between software layers.

6

PHPMD

  • Type: cli
1861

Finds possible bugs in your code.

5

EasyCodingStandard

  • Type: cli
707

Combine [PHP_CodeSniffer](https://github.com/squizlabs/PHP_CodeSniffer) and [PHP-CS-Fixer](https://github.com/FriendsOfPHP/PHP-CS-Fixer).

3

pdepend

  • Type: cli
720

Calculates software metrics like cyclomatic complexity for PHP code.

3

PHP Insights

  • Type: cli
3916

Instant PHP quality checks from your console. Analysis of code quality and coding style as well as overview of code architecture and its complexity.

3

phpcpd

  • Type: cli
2038

Copy/Paste Detector for PHP code.

3

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).

3

SensioLabs Insight

  • Type: service

Detect security risks, find bugs and provide actionable metrics for PHP projects.

3

Unibeautify

  • Type: cli
  • Type: service
462

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
1476

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

2

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.

2

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)

2

CodeFlow

  • Type: service

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

2

GrumPHP

  • Type: cli
3438

Checks code on every commit.

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

PHP Architecture Tester

  • Type: cli
485

Easy to use architecture testing tool for PHP.

2

PHP-Parser

  • Type: cli
14227

A PHP parser written in PHP.

2

phpdoc-to-typehint

  • Type: cli
230

Add scalar type hints and return types to existing PHP projects using PHPDoc annotations.

2

phpDocumentor

  • Type: cli
2903

Analyzes PHP source code to generate documentation.

2

PhpMetrics

  • Type: cli
2068

Calculates and visualizes various code quality metrics.

1

churn-php

  • Type: cli
1041

Helps discover good candidates for refactoring.

1

dephpend

  • Type: cli
448

Dependency analysis tool.

1

deprecation-detector

  • Type: cli
394

Finds usages of deprecated (Symfony) code.

1

DesignPatternDetector

  • Type: cli
103

Detection of design patterns in PHP code.

1

Enlightn

  • Type: cli
344

A static and dynamic analysis tool for Laravel applications that provides recommendations to improve the performance, security and code reliability of Laravel apps. Contains 120 automated checks.

1

exakat

  • Type: service
346

An automated code reviewing engine for PHP.

1

Mondrian

  • Type: cli
377

A set of static analysis and refactoring tools which use graph theory.

1

parallel-lint

  • Type: cli
77

This tool checks syntax of PHP files faster than serial check with a fancier output.

1

Parse

  • Type: cli
313

A Static Security Scanner.

1

PHP Assumptions

  • Type: cli
145

Checks for weak assumptions.

1
1

PHP Semantic Versioning Checker

  • Type: cli
413

Suggests a next version according to semantic versioning.

1

php-speller

  • Type: cli
48

PHP spell check library.

1

PHP-Token-Reflection

  • Type: cli
193

Library emulating the PHP internal reflection.

1

phpca

  • Type: cli
84

Finds usage of non-built-in extensions.

1

PhpDependencyAnalysis

  • Type: cli
503

Builds a dependency graph for a project.

1

phploc

  • Type: cli
2077

A tool for quickly measuring the size and analyzing the structure of a PHP project.

1

phpmnd

  • Type: cli
429

Helps to detect magic numbers.

1

phpqa - jakzal

  • Type: cli
842

Many tools for PHP static analysis in one container.

1

phpqa - jmolivas

  • Type: cli
336

PHPQA all-in-one Analyzer CLI tool.

1

PHPQA

  • Type: cli
507

A tool for running QA tools (phploc, phpcpd, phpcs, pdepend, phpmd, phpmetrics).

1

phpsa

  • Type: cli
651

Static analysis tool for PHP.

1

pre-commit

  • Type: cli
5548

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

1

Progpilot

  • Type: cli
224

A static analysis tool for security purposes.

1

Qafoo Quality Analyzer

  • Type: cli
492

Visualizes metrics and source code.

1

SmartDec Scanner

  • Type: cli

SAST tool which is capable of identifying vulnerabilities and undocumented features. The analyzer scans the source code and executables without debug info (i.e. binaries). Supports: Java/Scala/Kotlin, PHP, C#, JavaScript, TypeScript, VBScript, HTML5, Python, Perl, C/C++, Objective-C/Swift, PL/SQL, T-SQL, ABAP, 1C, Apex, Go, Ruby, Groovy, Delphi, VBA, Visual Basic 6, Solidity, Vyper, COBOL.

1

Snyk

  • Type: service

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

1

Sonatype

  • Type: service

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

1

todocheck

  • Type: cli
319

Linter for integrating annotated TODOs with your issue trackers

1

trivy

  • Type: cli
6528

A Simple and Comprehensive Vulnerability Scanner for Containers and other Artifacts, Suitable for CI. Trivy detects vulnerabilities of OS packages (Alpine, RHEL, CentOS, etc.) and application dependencies (Bundler, Composer, npm, yarn, etc.). Checks containers and filesystems.

1

Tuli

  • Type: cli
177

A static analysis engine.

1

twig-lint

  • Type: cli
108

twig-lint is a lint tool for your twig files.

1

WAP

  • Type: cli

Tool to detect and correct input validation vulnerabilities in PHP (4.0 or higher) web applications and predicts false positives by combining static analysis and data mining.

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
3768

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

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

CodePatrol

  • Type: service

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

0

Depends

  • Type: cli
102

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

0

DevSkim

  • Type: ide-plugin
569

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

0

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.

0

Goodcheck

  • Type: cli
116

Regexp based customizable linter.

0

graudit

  • Type: cli
741

Grep rough audit - source code auditing tool.

0

Nitpick CI

  • Type: service

Automated PHP code review.

0

PhpDeprecationDetector

  • Type: cli
263

Analyzer of PHP code to search issues with deprecated functionality in newer interpreter versions. It finds removed objects (functions, variables, constants and ini-directives), deprecated functions functionality, and usage of forbidden names or tricks (e.g. reserved identifiers in newer versions).

0

Pronto

  • Type: cli
2360

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

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
538

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

ShiftLeft Scan

  • Type: cli
  • Type: service
215

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

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

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

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).

Deprecated/unmaintained tools

2

phpdcd

  • Type: cli
402

Dead Code Detector (DCD) for PHP code.

1

php7cc

  • Type: cli
1545

PHP 7 Compatibility Checker.

1

php7mar

  • Type: cli
783

Assist developers in porting their code quickly to PHP 7.

0

pfff

  • Type: cli
90

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

0

PT.PM

  • Type: cli
57

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
249

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

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