What is Checkstyle ?
It is a development tool to help programmers write Java code that adheres to a coding standard. It automates the process of checking Java code to spare humans of this boring (but important) task. This makes it ideal for projects that want to enforce a coding standard.
Checkstyle is a tool in the Code Review category of a tech stack.
Checkstyle is an open source tool with 7.6K GitHub stars and 8.5K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Checkstyle 's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Checkstyle ?
13 companies reportedly use Checkstyle in their tech stacks, including doubleSlash, JustChunks, and CarGurus.
66 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Checkstyle .
Decisions about Checkstyle
Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Checkstyle in their tech stack.
Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
We use PMD alongside Checkstyle and FindBugs (Spotbugs) for our static code analysis, as a standard stage in all of our pipelines. PMD offers us insight into various optimization possibilities, best-practice alignment, coding convention compliance and general problems with our code.
Checkstyle Alternatives & Comparisons
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