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Many Java static analysis tools exist right here, each one focusing on a specific area and each one has its advantages, we can enumerate: Pmd which is a static rule-set based Java source code analyzer that identifies potential problems like: Possible bugs—Empty try/catch/finally/switch blocks. Dead code—Unused local variables, parameters and private methods. Empty if/while statements. Overcomplicated expressions—Unnecessary if statements, for loops that could be while loops. Suboptimal code—Wasteful String/StringBuffer usage. FindBugs which looks for bugs in Java code. It uses static analysis to identify hundreds of different potential types of errors in Java programs. Checkstyle defines a set of available modules, each of which provides rules checking with a configurable level of strictness (mandatory, optional...). Each rule can raise notifications, warnings, and... (more)

Five Years Waiting for JRE 7: Is It Justified? (Part 1)

JRE 6 was released in 2006, five years after a major JRE version was released. For the past few years Java was looking stagnant, and many Java developers began to worry; this concern was amplified when Oracle purchased Sun. We will try to discover if there's a big refactoring or maybe many features were added that can explain the time span between these two releases. In this first part we will focus on design and implementation changes, and the second part will focus on added features and breaking changes. With JavaDepend we can compare two versions and detect any modifications ... (more)

Lessons to Learn from the Hibernate Core Implementation

Hibernate is an open source Java persistence framework project. Perform powerful object relational mapping and query databases using HQL and SQL. In general the widely used libraries are well designed and implemented, and it's very interesting to learn from them some coding best practices. Let's take a look inside the hibernate core library and discover some of its design keys. In this post Hibernate Core is analyzed by JArchitect to go deep inside its design and implementation. Package by Feature Package-by-feature uses packages to reflect the feature set. It places all items re... (more)

Abstractness vs Instability: A Neo4j Case Study

Robert C.Martin wrote an interesting article about a set of metrics that can be used to measure the quality of an object-oriented design in terms of the interdependence between the subsystems of that design. Here's from the article what he said about the interdependence between modules: What is it that makes a design rigid, fragile and difficult to reuse. It is the interdependence of the subsystems within that design. A design is rigid if it cannot be easily changed. Such rigidity is due to the fact that a single change to heavily interdependent software begins a cascade of chang... (more)

Exploring PureMVC

According to the MVC definition from wikipedia: "Model View Controller (MVC) pattern creates applications that separate the different aspects of the application (input logic, business logic, and UI logic), while providing a loose coupling between these elements." But if we search for MVC frameworks we found many variants: MVC1, MVC2, MVC3, MVP, MVVM and PureMVC. The question is which one is the best to use? As with any debate like that, there's no unique solution as it depends on many factors. In this article we try using JavaDepend to discover PureMVC in-depth, and talk about th... (more)