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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 8.1K GitHub stars and 3.6K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Checkstyle 's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Checkstyle ?

14 companies reportedly use Checkstyle in their tech stacks, including doubleSlash, JustChunks, and CarGurus.

75 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Checkstyle .

Checkstyle Integrations

Decisions about Checkstyle

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Checkstyle in their tech stack.

Joshua Dean Küpper
CEO at Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt) · | 1 upvote · 371.7K views

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 ?
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.
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.
It is a provider of state-of-the-art application security solution: static code analysis software, seamlessly integrated into development process.
A pluggable and configurable linter tool for identifying and reporting on patterns in JavaScript. Maintain your code quality with ease.
Prettier is an opinionated code formatter. It enforces a consistent style by parsing your code and re-printing it with its own rules that take the maximum line length into account, wrapping code when necessary.
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Checkstyle 's Followers
106 developers follow Checkstyle to keep up with related blogs and decisions.