[clug] java tools

Sam Couter sam at couter.dropbear.id.au
Tue Mar 2 20:37:38 GMT 2004

On Tue, 2 Mar 2004 21:32 pm, Eyal Lebedinsky wrote:
> At work, we want to improve our java code. Sun jdk does not give enough
> warnings (like unused vars and what not).
> We want tools to inform us of bad programming, suspect code and
> evenplain unusuak constructs.

I fully recommend PMD:


It has plugins for various IDEs and build systems. I've used it with
Eclipse and think it integrates very nicely.

Brad Hards <bhards at bigpond.net.au> responded:
> Perhaps you should get better programmers, not better tools, but [...]

This is a very poor attitude. No matter how good your programmers are,
automated code checking tools can help.

Do you also advocate against unit testing in favour of hiring better
programmers? What about revision control?
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