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Analyses your Java applications for open-source dependencies with known vulnerabilities, using both static analysis and testing to determine code context and usage for greater accuracy.

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Checker Framework

Pluggable type-checking for Java.

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checkstyle

Checking Java source code for adherence to a Code Standard or set of validation rules (best practices).

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ck

Calculates Chidamber and Kemerer object-oriented metrics by processing the source Java files.

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ckjm

Calculates Chidamber and Kemerer object-oriented metrics by processing the bytecode of compiled Java files.

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CogniCrypt

Checks Java source and byte code for incorrect uses of cryptographic APIs.

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DesigniteJava

DesigniteJava supports detection of various architecture, design, and implementation smells along with computation of various code quality metrics.

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Doop

Doop is a declarative framework for static analysis of Java/Android programs, centered on pointer analysis algorithms. Doop provides a large variety of analyses and also the surrounding scaffolding to run an analysis end-to-end (fact generation, processing, statistics, etc.).

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Error-prone

Catch common Java mistakes as compile-time errors.

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fb-contrib

A plugin for FindBugs with additional bug detectors.

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forbidden-apis

Detects and forbids invocations of specific method/class/field (like reading from a text stream without a charset). Maven/Gradle/Ant compatible.

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HuntBugs

Bytecode static analyzer tool based on Procyon Compiler Tools aimed to supersede FindBugs.

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JArchitect

Measure, query and visualize your code and avoid unexpected issues, technical debt and complexity.

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JBMC

Bounded model-checker for Java (bytecode), verifies user-defined assertions, standard assertions, several coverage metric analyses.

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Mariana Trench

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.

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NullAway

Type-based null-pointer checker with low build-time overhead; an Error Prone plugin.

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OWASP Dependency Check

Checks dependencies for known, publicly disclosed, vulnerabilities.

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qulice

Combines a few (pre-configured) static analysis tools (checkstyle, PMD, Findbugs, ...).

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RefactorFirst

Identifies and prioritizes God Classes and Highly Coupled classes in Java codebases you should refactor first.

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Soot

A framework for analyzing and transforming Java and Android applications.

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SpotBugs

SpotBugs is FindBugs' successor. A tool for static analysis to look for bugs in Java code.

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Violations Lib

Java library for parsing report files from static code analysis. Used by a bunch of Jenkins, Maven and Gradle plugins.

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Java PathFinder

An extensible software model checking framework for Java bytecode programs.

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Parasoft Jtest

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.

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AppChecker

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

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ApplicationInspector

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

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ArchUnit

Unit test your Java or Kotlin architecture.

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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.

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Bearer

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Open-Source static code analysis tool to discover, filter and prioritize security risks and vulnerabilities leading to sensitive data exposures (PII, PHI, PD). Highly configurable and easily extensible, built for security and engineering teams.

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CAST Highlight

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

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Checkmarx CxSAST

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

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ClassGraph

A classpath and module path scanner for querying or visualizing class metadata or class relatedness.

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coala

Language independent framework for creating code analysis - supports over 60 languages by default.

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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.

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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.

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Depends

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

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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.

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Find Security Bugs

The SpotBugs plugin for security audits of Java web applications and Android applications. (Also work with Kotlin, Groovy and Scala projects)

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Goodcheck

Regexp based customizable linter.

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graudit

Grep rough audit - source code auditing tool.

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Hopper

A static analysis tool written in scala for languages that run on JVM.

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Infer

A static analyzer for Java, C and Objective-C

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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.

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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

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OpenStaticAnalyzer

OpenStaticAnalyzer is a source code analyzer tool, which can perform deep static analysis of the source code of complex systems.

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PMD

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

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pre-commit

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

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Pronto

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

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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.

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relint

A static file linter that allows you to write custom rules using regular expressions (RegEx).

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RIPS

A static source code analyser for vulnerabilities in PHP scripts.

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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.

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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.

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shipshape

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

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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.

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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.

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SourceMeter

Static Code Analysis for C/C++, Java, C#, Python, and RPG III and RPG IV versions (including free-form).

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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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Svace

Static code analysis tool for Java,C,C++,C#,Go.

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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).

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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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todocheck

Linter for integrating annotated TODOs with your issue trackers

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trunk

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.

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Undebt

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

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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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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.

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WALA

Static analysis capabilities for Java bytecode and related languages and for JavaScript.

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WhiteHat Application Security Platform

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

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Code Pulse

Code Pulse is a free real-time code coverage tool for penetration testing activities by OWASP and Code Dx (GitHub).

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