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Can Static Analysis replace Code Reviews?

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In my last post, I explained how to do code reviews properly. I recommended taking advantage of static analysis tools like Findbugs, PMD, Klocwork or Fortify to check for common mistakes and bad code before passing the code on to a reviewer, to make the reviewer’s job easier and reviews more effective. Some readers asked whether static analysis tools can ...

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Findbugs Warnings By Sample

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The FindBugs™ bug descriptions of the online documentation are concise and well written. Unfortunately, some parts of the descriptions are not easy to understand (even for experienced Java developers). It can be difficult to understand the exact root cause for a warning and/or to find the correct way of fixing. To be honest – at least I had problems with ...

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Code Forensics

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How do you know if using code metrics really does help to produce code with fewer bugs. I am convinced they do, but how can I possibly prove it? All projects have historic data. This is usually stored in your bug tracking and source code control tools. We can use the data stored in these systems to perform ‘code forensics’. ...

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Can you get more out of Static Analysis?

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When it comes to static analysis, Bill Pugh, software researcher and the father of Findbugs (the most popular static analysis tool for Java), is one of the few experts who is really worth listening to. He’s not out to hype the technology for commercial gain (Findbugs is a free, Open Source research project), and he provides a balanced perspective based ...

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