Java Pesticides

When it comes to programming, bugs are inevitable. PMD is one of the open source java code inspector. It scans the source code and identifies

  • Empty try/catch/finally/switch blocks
  • Unused local variables, parameters and private methods
  • Empty if/while statements
  • Overcomplicated expressions – unnecessary if statements, or loops that could be while loops
  • Classes with high Cyclomatic Complexity measurements


It can just simply plug-in to your favourite IDE, or work together with Ant. The other available options are: