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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?

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37

Psalm

  • Type: cli
3601

Static analysis tool for finding type errors in PHP applications.

17

phan

  • Type: cli
4958

A modern static analyzer from etsy.

16

PHP Coding Standards Fixer

  • Type: cli
9542

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

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.

12

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

PHP_CodeSniffer

  • Type: cli
8136

Detects violations of a defined set of coding standards.

11

CodeScene

  • Type: service

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

11

Php Inspections (EA Extended)

  • Type: cli
1172

A Static Code Analyzer for PHP.

6

deptrac

  • Type: cli
1370

Enforce rules for dependencies between software layers.

5

PHPMD

  • Type: cli
1813

Finds possible bugs in your code.

4

EasyCodingStandard

  • Type: cli
639

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

3

pdepend

  • Type: cli
696

Calculates software metrics like cyclomatic complexity for PHP code.

3

PHP Insights

  • Type: cli
3832

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
2010

Copy/Paste Detector for PHP code.

3

SensioLabs Insight

  • Type: service

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

2

Atom-Beautify

  • Type: ide-plugin
1467

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

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
3357

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
443

Easy to use architecture testing tool for PHP.

2

PHP-Parser

  • Type: cli
13869

A PHP parser written in PHP.

2

phpdoc-to-typehint

  • Type: cli
229

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

2

phpDocumentor

  • Type: cli
2766

Analyzes PHP source code to generate documentation.

2

PhpMetrics

  • Type: cli
2043

Calculates and visualizes various code quality metrics.

2

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).

2

Unibeautify

  • Type: cli
  • Type: service
455

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.

1

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.

1

dephpend

  • Type: cli
440

Dependency analysis tool.

1

deprecation-detector

  • Type: cli
390

Finds usages of deprecated (Symfony) code.

1

DesignPatternDetector

  • Type: cli
101

Detection of design patterns in PHP code.

1

exakat

  • Type: service
337

An automated code reviewing engine for PHP.

1

Mondrian

  • Type: cli
371

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

1

parallel-lint

  • Type: cli
60

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

1

Parse

  • Type: cli
304

A Static Security Scanner.

1

PHP Assumptions

  • Type: cli
142

Checks for weak assumptions.

1
1

PHP Semantic Versioning Checker

  • Type: cli
412

Suggests a next version according to semantic versioning.

1

php-speller

  • Type: cli
47

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

phpcf

  • Type: cli
255

Finds usage of deprecated PHP features.

1

PhpDependencyAnalysis

  • Type: cli
491

Builds a dependency graph for a project.

1

phploc

  • Type: cli
2040

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

1

phpmnd

  • Type: cli
422

Helps to detect magic numbers.

1

phpqa - jakzal

  • Type: cli
806

Many tools for PHP static analysis in one container.

1

phpqa - jmolivas

  • Type: cli
338

PHPQA all-in-one Analyzer CLI tool.

1

PHPQA

  • Type: cli
492

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

1

phpsa

  • Type: cli
649

Static analysis tool for PHP.

1

pre-commit

  • Type: cli
5137

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

1

Progpilot

  • Type: cli
205

A static analysis tool for security purposes.

1

Qafoo Quality Analyzer

  • Type: cli
490

Visualizes metrics and source code.

1

todocheck

  • Type: cli
301

Linter for integrating annotated TODOs with your issue trackers

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.

1

twig-lint

  • Type: cli
107

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

1

Tuli

  • Type: cli
178

A static analysis engine.

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
3721

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

0

Code Inspector

  • Type: service

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

0

codeburner

  • Type: cli
84

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
91

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

0

DevSkim

  • Type: ide-plugin
500

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
112

Regexp based customizable linter.

0

graudit

  • Type: cli
695

Grep rough audit - source code auditing tool.

0

Lumnify

  • Type: cli

Benchmark against thousands of projects, and analyse code for structural quality with focus on maintainability.

0

Nitpick CI

  • Type: service

Automated PHP code review.

0

Pronto

  • Type: cli
2331

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
498

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
157

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

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.

0

Snyk

  • Type: service

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

0

Undebt

  • Type: cli
1637

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

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

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

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
398

Dead Code Detector (DCD) for PHP code.

1

churn-php

  • Type: cli
1017

Helps discover good candidates for refactoring.

1

php7cc

  • Type: cli
1544

PHP 7 Compatibility Checker.

1

php7mar

  • Type: cli
780

Assist developers in porting their code quickly to PHP 7.

0

pfff

  • Type: cli
71

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
248

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

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