Code Spotter vs Hound: What are the differences?
What is Code Spotter? Cloud-based Static Code Analysis for Java. Boolean satisfiability. Interprocedural data flow. Statistical analysis. We’ve got them all. Plus false path pruning, which understands the data dependencies in your code and eliminates infeasible paths from the analysis so you don’t waste time triaging non issues.
What is Hound? A hosted service that comments on Ruby style guide violations in your GitHub pull requests. Take care of pesky code reviews with a trusty Hound. Hound reviews GitHub pull requests for style guide violations.
Code Spotter and Hound can be primarily classified as "Code Review" tools.
Some of the features offered by Code Spotter are:
- Accurate Java source code analysis
- Easy to understand results
- Uncover issues faster with deep source code analysis – find that needle in the haystack.
On the other hand, Hound provides the following key features:
- Open source
- Free for public repos
- Automated reviews of GitHub pull requests for style guide violations
Hound is an open source tool with 1.72K GitHub stars and 393 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Hound's open source repository on GitHub.