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What is Checkstyle ? A static code analysis tool. 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.

What is Reek? Code smell detector for Ruby. Reek is a tool that examines Ruby classes, modules, and methods and reports any Code Smells it finds.

Checkstyle and Reek belong to "Code Review" category of the tech stack.

Checkstyle and Reek are both open source tools. Checkstyle with 4.71K GitHub stars and 6.95K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Reek with 3.11K GitHub stars and 226 GitHub forks.

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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.

What is Reek?

Reek is a tool that examines Ruby classes, modules, and methods and reports any Code Smells it finds.

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