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The Best XML Static Analysis Tools (Linters/Formatters)

We rank 15 XML linters, code analyzers, formatters, and more. Find and compare tools like Mega-Linter, SonarQube, Codacy, and more. Please rate and review tools that you've used. This helps others find the best tools for their projects.

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WhiteHat Sentinel Dynamic

Part of the WhiteHat Application Security Platform. Dynamic application security scanner that covers the OWASP Top 10.

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  • MaintainedSql
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  • Maintainedlinter
  • 0% upvoted

14 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

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.

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  • Maintainedlinter
  • 70% upvoted

Codacy

Code Analysis to ship Better Code, Faster.

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  • Maintainedlinter
  • 72% upvoted

PMD

A source code analyzer for Java, Salesforce Apex, Javascript, PLSQL, XML, XSL and others.

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  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 79% upvoted

Offensive 360

Sponsor

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

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  • MaintainedMulti-Language
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  • Maintainedlinter
  • 86% 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.

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  • MaintainedMulti-Language
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  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% 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.

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  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedide-plugin
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 51% 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.

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  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedservice
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 56% 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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  • MaintainedlinterMaintainedformatter
  • 0% upvoted

OpenRewrite

OpenRewrite fixes common static analysis issues reported through Sonar and other tools using a Maven and Gradle plugin or the Moderne CLI.

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  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • MaintainedlinterMaintainedformatter
  • 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
  • 50% upvoted

Super-Linter

Combination of multiple linters to install as a GitHub Action.

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  • Maintainedlinter
  • 50% 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.

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

Understand

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

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

Frequently Asked Questions

What are XML tools?

XML is a markup language that defines a set of rules for encoding documents in a format that is both human-readable and machine-readable. It is defined in the XML 1.0 Specification produced by the W3C, and several other related specifications, all of which are free open standards. The design goals of XML emphasize simplicity, generality, and usability across the Internet. It is a textual data format with strong support via Unicode for the languages of the world. Although the design of XML focuses on documents, it is widely used for the representation of arbitrary data structures, for example in web services. It is a W3C Recommendation and is maintained by the XML Activity.

What are the best XML static analysis tools and linters?

The most popular XML tools ranked by user votes are: Mega-Linter, SonarQube, Codacy, PMD, Offensive 360.

Which XML services are free for open source projects?

Commercial services with a free plan for open source include Mega-Linter, SonarQube, Codacy, PMD, TencentCodeAnalysis, SonarCloud, autocorrect, OpenRewrite, Super-Linter, SonarLint.

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