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22 Alternatives to checkstyle
Pluggable type-checking for Java.
Checks Java source and byte code for incorrect uses of cryptographic APIs.
DesigniteJava supports detection of various architecture, design, and implementation smells along with computation of various code quality metrics.
Catch common Java mistakes as compile-time errors.
A plugin for FindBugs with additional bug detectors.
Detects and forbids invocations of specific method/class/field (like reading from a text stream without a charset). Maven/Gradle/Ant compatible.
Measure, query and visualize your code and avoid unexpected issues, technical debt and complexity.
Our security focused static analysis tool for Android and Java applications. Mariana Trench analyzes Dalvik bytecode and is built to run fast on large codebases (10s of millions of lines of code). It can find vulnerabilities as code changes, before it ever lands in your repository.
Type-based null-pointer checker with low build-time overhead; an Error Prone plugin.
OWASP Dependency Check
Checks dependencies for known, publicly disclosed, vulnerabilities.
Java library for parsing report files from static code analysis. Used by a bunch of Jenkins, Maven and Gradle plugins.
An extensible software model checking framework for Java bytecode programs.
Jtest is an automated Java software testing and static analysis product that is made by Parasoft. The product includes technology for Data-flow analysis Unit test-case generation and execution, static analysis, regression testing, code coverage, and runtime error detection.
45 Multi-Language Tools
Static analysis for C/C++/C#, PHP and Java.
Creates reports of over 400 rule patterns for feature detection (e.g. the use of cryptography or version control in apps).
Unit test your Java or Kotlin architecture.
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.
Commercial Static Code Analysis which runs locally, but uploads the results to its cloud for presentation.
Commercial Static Code Analysis which doesn't require pre-compilation.
A classpath and module path scanner for querying or visualizing class metadata or class relatedness.
Language independent framework for creating code analysis - supports over 60 languages by default.
CodeSonar from GrammaTech
Advanced, whole program, deep path, static analysis of C, C++, Java and C# with easy-to-understand explanations and code and path visualization.
Analyses the comprehensive dependencies of code elements for Java, C/C++, Ruby.
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.
Find Security Bugs
The SpotBugs plugin for security audits of Java web applications and Android applications. (Also work with Kotlin, Groovy and Scala projects)
Regexp based customizable linter.
Grep rough audit - source code auditing tool.
A static analysis tool written in scala for languages that run on JVM.
A static analyzer for Java, C and Objective-C
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.
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
OpenStaticAnalyzer is a source code analyzer tool, which can perform deep static analysis of the source code of complex systems.
A framework for managing and maintaining multi-language pre-commit hooks.
A static file linter that allows you to write custom rules using regular expressions (RegEx).
A static source code analyser for vulnerabilities in PHP scripts.
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.
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.
Static program analysis platform that allows custom analyzers to plug in through a common interface.
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.
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.
Static Code Analysis for C/C++, Java, C#, Python, and RPG III and RPG IV versions (including free-form).
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.
Static code analysis tool for Java,C,C++,C#,Go.
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).
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.
Linter for integrating annotated TODOs with your issue trackers
Modern repositories include many technologies, each with its own set of linters. With 30+ linters and counting, Trunk makes it dead-simple to identify, install, configure, and run the right linters, static analyzers, and formatters for all your repos.
Language-independent tool for massive, automatic, programmable refactoring based on simple pattern definitions.
Code visualization tool that provides code analysis, standards testing, metrics, graphing, dependency analysis and more for Ada, VHDL, and others.
WhiteHat Application Security Platform
WhiteHat Scout (for Developers) combined with WhiteHat Sentinel Source (for Operations) supporting WhiteHat Top 40 and OWASP Top 10.
Code Pulse is a free real-time code coverage tool for penetration testing activities by OWASP and Code Dx (GitHub).
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