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What is Checkstyle ?

It is a development tool to help programmers write Java code that adheres to a coding standard. It automates the process of checking Java code to spare humans of this boring (but important) task. This makes it ideal for projects that want to enforce a coding standard.
Checkstyle is a tool in the Code Review category of a tech stack.
Checkstyle is an open source tool with 5.1K GitHub stars and 7.2K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Checkstyle 's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Checkstyle ?

Companies
8 companies reportedly use Checkstyle in their tech stacks, including CarGurus, JustChunks, and Kide Systems.

Developers
19 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Checkstyle .

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Checkstyle Reviews

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Joshua Dean K√ľpper
Joshua Dean K√ľpper
CEO at Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt) · | 6 upvotes · 17.4K views
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Checkstyle
Checkstyle

We use Checkstyle for all of our Java projects to perform the linting. The setup was very easy and there are amazing integrations into all IDEs. What also came in very handy was that we could start off with just a basic set of rules and tighten the linting-rules step-by-step, continously improving the readability and uniformity of our codebase.

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Joshua Dean K√ľpper
Joshua Dean K√ľpper
CEO at Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt) · | 1 upvotes · 78.3K views
atScrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt)Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
Checkstyle
Checkstyle
FindBugs
FindBugs

We use PMD alongside Checkstyle and FindBugs (Spotbugs) for our static code analysis, as a standard stage in all of our pipelines. PMD offers us insight into various optimization possibilities, best-practice alignment, coding convention compliance and general problems with our code.

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Checkstyle Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Checkstyle ?
PMD
It is a source code analyzer. It finds common programming flaws like unused variables, empty catch blocks, unnecessary object creation, and so forth. It includes CPD, the copy-paste-detector.
Checkstyle
It is a development tool to help programmers write Java code that adheres to a coding standard. It automates the process of checking Java code to spare humans of this boring (but important) task. This makes it ideal for projects that want to enforce a coding standard.
FindBugs
It detects possible bugs in Java programs. Potential errors are classified in four ranks: scariest, scary, troubling and of concern. This is a hint to the developer about their possible impact or severity.
Checkmarx
It is a provider of state-of-the-art application security solution: static code analysis software, seamlessly integrated into development process.
ESLint
A pluggable and configurable linter tool for identifying and reporting on patterns in JavaScript. Maintain your code quality with ease.
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Checkstyle 's Followers
13 developers follow Checkstyle to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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