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A tool to detect bugs in Android and iOS apps before they ship, by Facebook
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What is Infer?

Facebook Infer is a static analysis tool - if you give Infer some Objective-C, Java, or C code, it produces a list of potential bugs. Anyone can use Infer to intercept critical bugs before they have shipped to people's phones, and help prevent crashes or poor performance.
Infer is a tool in the Code Review category of a tech stack.
Infer is an open source tool with 10.6K GitHub stars and 1.4K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Infer's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Infer?

7 companies reportedly use Infer in their tech stacks, including Facebook, ThanhPho, and immmr.

5 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Infer.

Why developers like Infer?

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Infer's Features

  • Android and Java - Infer reports null pointer exceptions and resource leaks in Android and Java code.
  • iOS - In addition to this, it reports memory leak problems in iOS and C code.

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Infer's Followers
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