What is Checkstyle ?
Who uses Checkstyle ?
Why developers like Checkstyle ?
Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Checkstyle in their tech stack.
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.
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.