Static analysis tools help developers locate potential problems in their code. Static analysis is an inspection of code without executing it, looking for problems as varied as misunderstood APIs to use of the wrong boolean operators. This post summarizes the six of the leading tools and discusses the current trends in static analysis tools.
Jetbrains has released version 6.0 of their IntelliJ IDE and version 1.0 of their new TeamCity continuous integration server product. IntelliJ 6.0 improves support for EJB 3.0 and adds support for several new frameworks such as GWT. TeamCity includes pre-commit testing to ensure that incoming code changes do not break the build.
Jetbrains has just announced the full featureset for the upcoming IntelliJ IDEA 6.0. Included are JEE, Swing, and refactoring enhancements as well as integration with their new team enviroment product TeamCity.