Findbugs is a tool that looks for bugs in Java code. Findbugs finds the bugs by analyzing computer software without actually executing programs. Using this software allows for easy debugging and repairing broken script. Besides possible bugs, Findbugs also finds any design flaws or code vulnerabilities. The way the program finds these bugs is by looking for bug patterns. Examples of these patterns could be typos, using the wrong Boolean operator, misunderstood invariants, or API methods, or difficult language features. The software allows users to create their own new bug detectors and is able to customize to the needs of the user. The Findbugs website also offers two mailing lists for interested users to sign up with. One mailing list is used for announcements of any new releases of the software and one mailing list for discussion of any planned program features, any bugs, and development issues, and so on. Findbugs aims to create a quick and easy solution to locating bugs for developers to correct or remove altogether. Findbugs is an easy to use, convenient, and economical option for any programmer looking to easily find and resolve potential bugs in their programs. Findbugs is free and super easy to download directly from the website and install for quick use. Once Findbugs is installed, bugs can start to be found within just a few moments. Findbugs' efficiency is undeniable as it located problem areas almost instantly. On the downside, Findbugs will give false warnings every now and then which can eat away at the efficiency. The time saved by Findbugs finding the bugs in your file can be eaten up by you looking to fix a problem that does not exist because Finbugd misreported a bug in the system software. At the end of it all, Findbugs deems itself to be an actually great free tool. It does exactly what it means to do by finding the bugs in your script and does it fairly fast minus the issue with misreporting errors.
- Uses Statistic Analysis to Locate Bugs
- Supports Plug-In Architecture
- Easy to Install and Use
- Finds Errors for You
- Hard to Write and Maintain
- False Warning Reporting