Additional Checkstyle Checks
Checkstyle Addons provides additional detectors for the Checkstyle
static code analysis tool for Java. It integrates with a large number of standard software,
and is distributed through Bintray jcenter and Maven Central. It is well tested and stable.
Checkstyle Addons is free software under the GNU General Public License, version 3
Mar 18, 2017 - v4.1.1 released
This release fixes a problem where the new option introduced in the previous release was not
properly reflected in the configuration data for the Eclipse and SonarQube plugins.
This release introduces a new flag called
failQuietly to the ModuleDirectoryLayout check.
When this new flag is set, set check disables itself when it does not find its directory configuration.
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Checkstyle Addons is packaged as a JAR file which is used in most situations, but for Eclipse and SonarQube, dedicated plugins are provided.
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The Checkstyle static code analysis tool is the foundation of a small ecosystem of tools, of which Checkstyle Addons is only a part.
The most notable Checkstyle-related projects are: Checkstyle
(the main project),
(IDE plugin for IntelliJ),
(IDE plugin for Eclipse),
the Gradle Checkstyle Plugin
the Maven Checkstyle Plugin
(additional checks; our humble selves),
(additional checks, focused on Eclipse),
the SonarQube Checkstyle Plugin
the Jenkins Checkstyle Plugin
A professional Checkstyle setup will often run several of the above together, which may require some planning. Refer to the
Checkstyle Compatibility Matrix
to find out which versions to combine.