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FindBugs is a defect detection tool for Java that uses static analysis to look for more than 200 bug patterns, such as null pointer dereferences, infinite recursive loops, bad uses of the Java libraries and deadlocks. FindBugs can identify hundreds of serious defects in large applications (typically about 1 defect per 1000-2000 lines of non-commenting source statements). FindBugs is open source (LGPL), has been downloaded more than 500,000 times and is used by many major companies and financial institutions.
FindBugs Eclipse Plugin integrates FindBugs seamlessly with the most popular Java IDE and allows to run FindBugs analysis incrementally on changed files or on demand per project. A quick plugin introduction is available at http://andrei.gmxhome.de/findbugs/index.html, and a short video demo is available on YouTube.
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Submitted by Eric Weimer on July 5, 2014 - 04:01
Findbugs has become ubiquitous in Java shops.
Not only is it is run on Java itself, it is used by small startups through large corporations.
It's free and effective. It won't find every bug, but the bugs it finds are all real bugs. EVERY Java shop should be running Findbugs.
Obviously some bugs can exist for years and never cause a problem. If Findbugs identifies thousands of issues, create a plan to identify the top priority defects. That is, the ones the cost the company the most money.
Submitted by Andrey Loskutov on February 17, 2013 - 12:13
I've just added 5 minutes demo of the 2.0.3 plugin version
Submitted by Gilberto Munoz on October 16, 2012 - 10:56
One of the best out there!
Submitted by Nandan Tadahal on March 29, 2012 - 16:24
Very useful plugin. Thanks !
Submitted by Andrey Loskutov on January 18, 2010 - 14:44
You use JUnit to test your code? You perform code reviews?
If yes, then here is the tool which will find test failures and review issues even before you build your application - just as you type. If not, here is the tool which (in few minutes) will give you the proof, that your code is not worth to be deployed at all, and a good reason to start testing your application and to review your code.
FindBugs works similar to the Java compiler: as soon as you hit CTRL+S, Eclipse will compile the code and start incremental bug analysis. FindBugs can find an amazing number of different bug patterns, which are sometimes hard to debug or to reproduce. FindBugs has a very small number of false positives. Even if you think that the code will never run in the highlighted issue, in many cases the tool open your eyes on "dirty" places in your code.
FindBugs is valuable for both beginner and experienced programmers. If you just start to write Java applications, the tool will help you to learn better programming practices by explaining you the reasons why the code should be written in a different way. FindBugs helps experienced developers to keep the code clean and to review other's code by simply running the analysis over the Java projects.
FindBugs uses unique bytecode scanning techniques to analyze compiled Java code. In most cases the critical and medium severity bugs found by FindBugs are real, serious programming errors, and not just coding style issues. This is the main differentiator to other similar tools like PMD and Checkstyle (both are source-code analyzer).
I cannot imagine to seriously develop Java software without FindBugs Eclipse plugin anymore. For those who knows Ant and Hudson: of course, they also have plugins for FindBugs, so that you can use same tool as in your IDE to analyze your software during automated tests.
Submitted by Andrey Loskutov on March 3, 2012 - 07:52
Watch on Google+ oron Youtube.
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