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The Best PHP Static Analysis Tools (Linters/Formatters)

We rank 116 PHP linters, code analyzers, formatters, and more. Find and compare tools like Mega-Linter, Semgrep, SonarQube, and more. Please rate and review tools that you've used. This helps others find the best tools for their projects.

57 PHP Tools

PHPStan

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

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedPhp
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 94% upvoted

Psalm

Static analysis tool for finding type errors in PHP applications.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedPhp
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 98% upvoted

phan

A modern static analyzer from etsy.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedPhp
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 96% upvoted

PHP Coding Standards Fixer

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

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedPhp
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

composer-dependency-analyser

Fast detection of composer dependency issues.

  • 💪 Powerful: Detects unused, shadow and misplaced composer dependencies
  • ⚡ Performant: Scans 15 000 files in 2s!
  • ⚙️ Configurable: Fine-grained ignores via PHP config
  • 🕸️ Lightweight: No composer dependencies
  • 🍰 Easy-to-use: No config needed for first try
  • ✨ Compatible: PHP >= 7.2
  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedPhp
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

Php Inspections (EA Extended)

A Static Code Analyzer for PHP.

  • DeprecatedDeprecated
  • DeprecatedPhp
  • Deprecatedcli
  • Deprecatedlinter
  • 94% upvoted

deptrac

Enforce rules for dependencies between software layers.

  • MaintainedMaintained
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  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 83% upvoted

EasyCodingStandard

  • MaintainedMaintained
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  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

PHPMD

Finds possible bugs in your code.

  • MaintainedMaintained
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  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

PHP Architecture Tester

Easy to use architecture testing tool for PHP.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedPhp
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 78% upvoted

pdepend

Calculates software metrics like cyclomatic complexity for PHP code.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedPhp
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

PHP Insights

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

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedPhp
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

phpcpd

Copy/Paste Detector for PHP code.

  • DeprecatedDeprecated
  • DeprecatedPhp
  • Deprecatedcli
  • Deprecatedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

phpDocumentor

Analyzes PHP source code to generate documentation.

  • MaintainedMaintained
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  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

PhpMetrics

Calculates and visualizes various code quality metrics.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedPhp
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

GrumPHP

Checks code on every commit.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedPhp
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

PHP-Parser

A PHP parser written in PHP.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedPhp
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

phpca

Finds usage of non-built-in extensions.

  • DeprecatedDeprecated
  • DeprecatedPhp
  • Deprecatedcli
  • Deprecatedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

phpdcd

Dead Code Detector (DCD) for PHP code.

  • DeprecatedDeprecated
  • DeprecatedPhp
  • Deprecatedcli
  • Deprecatedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

phpdoc-to-typehint

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

  • DeprecatedDeprecated
  • DeprecatedPhp
  • Deprecatedcli
  • Deprecatedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

churn-php

Helps discover good candidates for refactoring.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedPhp
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

dephpend

Dependency analysis tool.

  • MaintainedMaintained
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  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

DesignPatternDetector

Detection of design patterns in PHP code.

  • MaintainedMaintained
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  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

Enlightn

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.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedPhp
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

exakat

An automated code reviewing engine for PHP.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedPhp
  • Maintainedservice
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

larastan

Adds static analysis to Laravel improving developer productivity and code quality. It is a wrapper around PHPStan.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedPhp
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

Mondrian

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

  • DeprecatedDeprecated
  • DeprecatedPhp
  • Deprecatedcli
  • Deprecatedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

parallel-lint

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

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedPhp
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

Parse

A Static Security Scanner.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedPhp
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

PHP Assumptions

Checks for weak assumptions.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedPhp
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

PHP Refactoring Browser

Refactoring helper.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedPhp
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

PHP Semantic Versioning Checker

Suggests a next version according to semantic versioning.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedPhp
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

php-speller

PHP spell check library.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedPhp
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

PHP-Token-Reflection

Library emulating the PHP internal reflection.

  • DeprecatedDeprecated
  • DeprecatedPhp
  • Deprecatedcli
  • Deprecatedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

php7cc

PHP 7 Compatibility Checker.

  • DeprecatedDeprecated
  • DeprecatedPhp
  • Deprecatedcli
  • Deprecatedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

php7mar

Assist developers in porting their code quickly to PHP 7.

  • DeprecatedDeprecated
  • DeprecatedPhp
  • Deprecatedcli
  • Deprecatedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

PHPArkitect

PHPArkitect helps you to keep your PHP codebase coherent and solid, by permitting to add some architectural constraint check to your workflow. You can express the constraint that you want to enforce, in simple and readable PHP code.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedPhp
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

PhpDependencyAnalysis

Builds a dependency graph for a project.

  • DeprecatedDeprecated
  • DeprecatedPhp
  • Deprecatedcli
  • Deprecatedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

phploc

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

  • MaintainedMaintained
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  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

phpmnd

Helps to detect magic numbers.

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  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

PHPQA

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

  • DeprecatedDeprecated
  • DeprecatedPhp
  • Deprecatedcli
  • Deprecatedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

phpqa - jakzal

Many tools for PHP static analysis in one container.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedPhp
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

phpqa - jmolivas

PHPQA all-in-one Analyzer CLI tool.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedPhp
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

phpsa

Static analysis tool for PHP.

  • DeprecatedDeprecated
  • DeprecatedPhp
  • Deprecatedcli
  • Deprecatedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

Progpilot

A static analysis tool for security purposes.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedPhp
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

Qafoo Quality Analyzer

Visualizes metrics and source code.

  • DeprecatedDeprecated
  • DeprecatedPhp
  • Deprecatedcli
  • Deprecatedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

Tuli

A static analysis engine.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedPhp
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

twig-lint

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

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedPhp
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

CakeFuzzer

Web application security testing tool for CakePHP-based web applications. CakeFuzzer employs a predefined set of attacks that are randomly modified before execution. Leveraging its deep understanding of the Cake PHP framework, Cake Fuzzer launches attacks on all potential application entry points.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedPhp
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 0% upvoted

deprecation-detector

Finds usages of deprecated (Symfony) code.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedPhp
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 50% upvoted

Nitpick CI

Automated PHP code review.

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  • MaintainedPhp
  • Maintainedservice
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 0% upvoted

PHP_CodeSniffer

Detects violations of a defined set of coding standards.

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  • MaintainedPhp
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 0% upvoted

PhpDeprecationDetector

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).

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedPhp
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 0% upvoted

rector

Instant Upgrades and Automated Refactoring of any PHP 5.3+ code. It upgrades your code for PHP 7.4, 8.0 and beyond. Rector promises a low false-positive rate because it looks for narrowly defined AST (abstract syntax tree) patterns. The main use-case are tackling technical debt in your legacy code and removing dead code. Rector provides a set of special rules for Symfony, Doctrine, PHPUnit, and many more.

  • MaintainedMaintained
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  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 0% upvoted

Reflection

Reflection library to do Static Analysis for PHP Projects

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedPhp
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 0% upvoted

Symfony Insight

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

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  • Maintainedservice
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 0% upvoted

WAP

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.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedPhp
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 50% upvoted

59 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
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • MaintainedcliMaintainedservice
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 81% upvoted

SonarQube

SonarQube empowers development teams with a code quality and security solution that deeply integrates into your enterprise environment; enabling you to deploy clean code consistently and reliably. SonarQube provides a free and open source Community Edition.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedservice
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 70% upvoted

Sonatype

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

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedservice
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 77% upvoted

ThreatMapper

Vulnerability Scanner and Risk Evaluation for containers, serverless and hosts at runtime. ThreatMapper generates runtime BOMs from dependencies and operating system packages, matches against multiple threat feeds, scans for unprotected secrets, and scores issues based on severity and risk-of-exploit.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedservice
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 91% upvoted

CodeScene

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

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedservice
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 65% upvoted

Coverity

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.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 65% upvoted

Better Code Hub

Better Code Hub checks your GitHub codebase against 10 engineering guidelines devised by the authority in software quality, Software Improvement Group.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedservice
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 77% upvoted

callGraph

Statically generates a call graph image and displays it on screen.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 84% upvoted

Codacy

Code Analysis to ship Better Code, Faster.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedservice
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 72% upvoted

Codeac

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)

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedservice
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 89% upvoted

Checkmarx CxSAST

Commercial Static Code Analysis which doesn't require pre-compilation.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 56% upvoted

Axivion Bauhaus Suite

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.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 73% upvoted

Offensive 360

Sponsor

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

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedservice
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 86% upvoted

Application Inspector

Commercial Static Code Analysis which generates exploits to verify vulnerabilities.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedservice
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 75% upvoted

Atom-Beautify

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

  • DeprecatedDeprecated
  • DeprecatedMulti-Language
  • Deprecatedide-plugin
  • Deprecatedlinter
  • 64% upvoted

Codiga

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

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedservice
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 80% upvoted

Kiuwan

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.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedservice
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 67% upvoted

TencentCodeAnalysis

Tencent Cloud Code Analysis (TCA for short, code-named CodeDog inside the company early) is a comprehensive platform for code analysis and issue tracking. TCA consist of three components, server, web and client. It integrates of a number of self-developed tools, and also supports dynamic integration of code analysis tools in various programming languages.

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

trivy

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.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 80% upvoted

Unibeautify

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.

  • DeprecatedDeprecated
  • DeprecatedMulti-Language
  • DeprecatedcliDeprecatedservice
  • Deprecatedformatter
  • 67% upvoted

Fortify

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.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedide-plugin
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 52% upvoted

lizard

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.

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

pre-commit

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

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

Scrutinizer

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

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

Synopsys

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).

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 75% upvoted

todocheck

Linter for integrating annotated TODOs with your issue trackers

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 67% upvoted

Undebt

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

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

AppChecker

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

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

Betterscan CE

Sponsor

Checks your code and infra (various Git repositories supported, cloud stacks, CLI, Web Interface platform, integrationss available) for security and quality issues. Code Scanning/SAST/Linting using many tools/Scanners deduplicated with One Report (AI optional).

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

pfff

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

  • DeprecatedDeprecated
  • DeprecatedMulti-Language
  • Deprecatedcli
  • Deprecatedformatter
  • 60% upvoted

RIPS

A static source code analyser for vulnerabilities in PHP scripts.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 67% upvoted

Security Code Scan

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.

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

Snyk Code

Snyk Code finds security vulnerabilities based on AI. Its 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, JavaScript, Python, PHP, C#, Go and TypeScript. Integrations with GitHub, BitBucket and Gitlab. It is free to try and part of the Snyk platform also covering SCA, containers and IaC.

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

SonarCloud

SonarCloud enables your team to deliver clean code consistently and efficiently with a code review tool that easily integrates into the cloud DevOps platforms and extend your CI/CD workflow. SonarCloud is free for open source projects.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedservice
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 56% upvoted

Soto Platform

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.

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

Upsource

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

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

Veracode

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

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 57% upvoted

WhiteHat Application Security Platform

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

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

ApplicationInspector

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

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

CAST Highlight

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

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

codeburner

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

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

CodeFactor

Automated Code Analysis for repos on GitHub or BitBucket.

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

CodeFlow

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

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

CodePatrol

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

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

Depends

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

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

Goodcheck

Regexp based customizable linter.

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

PT.PM

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.

  • DeprecatedDeprecated
  • DeprecatedMulti-Language
  • Deprecatedcli
  • Deprecatedlinter
  • 0% upvoted

shipshape

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

  • DeprecatedDeprecated
  • DeprecatedMulti-Language
  • Deprecatedcli
  • Deprecatedlinter
  • 0% upvoted

Sigrid

Sigrid helps you to improve your software by measuring your system's code quality, and then compares the results against a benchmark of thousands of industry systems to give you concrete advice on areas where you can improve.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • MaintainedcliMaintainedservice
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 50% 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.

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

emerge

Emerge is a source code and dependency visualizer that can be used to gather insights about source code structure, metrics, dependencies and complexity of software projects. After scanning the source code of a project it provides you an interactive web interface to explore and analyze your project by using graph structures.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • MaintainedcliMaintainedservice
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 33% upvoted

graudit

Grep rough audit - source code auditing tool.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 40% upvoted

HCL AppScan Source

Commercial Static Code Analysis.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedservice
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 44% upvoted

Pronto

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

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

SonarLint

SonarLint is a free IDE extension available for IntelliJ, VS Code, Visual Studio, and Eclipse, to find and fix coding issues in real-time, flagging issues as you code, just like a spell-checker. More than a linter, it also delivers rich contextual guidance to help developers understand why there is an issue, assess the risk, and educate them on how to fix it.

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

DevSkim

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

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedide-plugin
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 40% 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
  • 43% upvoted

Understand

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

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 45% upvoted

Frequently Asked Questions

What are PHP tools?

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.

What are the best PHP static analysis tools and linters?

The most popular PHP tools ranked by user votes are: Mega-Linter, Semgrep, SonarQube, PHPStan, Psalm.

Which PHP tools are free to use?

Tools with a free plan include Better Code Hub, Codiga. On top of that, there are also a number of open source like Mega-Linter, Semgrep, SonarQube, PHPStan, Psalm, Sonatype, ThreatMapper, phan, PHP Coding Standards Fixer, composer-dependency-analyser.

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