Code Spotter vs Hound by Etsy: What are the differences?
Developers describe Code Spotter as "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. On the other hand, Hound by Etsy is detailed as "Lightning fast code searching made easy". Hound is an extremely fast source code search engine. The core is based on this article (and code) from Russ Cox: Regular Expression Matching with a Trigram Index. Hound itself is a static React frontend that talks to a Go backend. The backend keeps an up-to-date index for each repository and answers searches through a minimal API.
Code Spotter can be classified as a tool in the "Code Review" category, while Hound by Etsy is grouped under "Code Search".
Hound by Etsy is an open source tool with 4.13K GitHub stars and 440 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Hound by Etsy's open source repository on GitHub.