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What is 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.
FindBugs is a tool in the Code Review category of a tech stack.

Who uses FindBugs?

9 companies reportedly use FindBugs in their tech stacks, including JustChunks, Business Filemanager, and CICD.

53 developers on StackShare have stated that they use FindBugs.

FindBugs Integrations

Java, Jenkins, IntelliJ IDEA, Eclipse, and NetBeans IDE are some of the popular tools that integrate with FindBugs. Here's a list of all 5 tools that integrate with FindBugs.
Decisions about FindBugs

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

Joshua Dean Küpper
CEO at Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt) · | 1 upvote · 336.9K 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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FindBugs's Features

  • static analysis of the Java bytecode
  • early feedback about potential errors in the code

FindBugs Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to FindBugs?
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 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.
It is an IDE extension that helps you detect and fix quality issues as you write code. Like a spell checker, it squiggles flaws so that they can be fixed before committing code.
SonarQube provides an overview of the overall health of your source code and even more importantly, it highlights issues found on new code. With a Quality Gate set on your project, you will simply fix the Leak and start mechanically improving.
A flexible framework for rules, rule sets and custom rules means it's easy to configure it to fit into your project. Build tool, framework support, and report generation are all enterprise ready.
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