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  • AWS Introduces AWS Bugbust - a Global Competition to Fix One Million Bugs

    Recently, AWS announced a global challenge to fix one million bugs and reduce technical debt by over $100 million with AWS BugBust. The solution utilizes ML-powered developer tools - Amazon CodeGuru Reviewer and Amazon CodeGuru Profiler - to automatically scan code to weed out bugs, and gamifies fixing and eliminating them.

  • ThreadSafe Concurrency Static Analysis Tool Announces First Public Release

    UK based Contemplate Ltd. has announced the first public release of their flagship product ThreadSafe, a static analysis tool for locating concurrency bugs and inefficiencies in Java code. InfoQ applied ThreadSafe and FindBugs to a multithreaded project and reports the results.

  • Bill Pugh Releases FindBugs 1.3.9

    Bill Pugh has released FindBugs 1.3.9, the latest update to the popular Java static analysis tool. The latest release adds 12 new bug detectors and continues to work on improving the effectiveness of FindBugs as a tool for developers working with large code bases, a trend which will continue with the 2.0 release expected later this year.

  • Book Excerpt and Interview: Effective Java, Second Edition

    Effective Java, Second Edition by Joshua Bloch is an updated version of the classic first edition, which was the winner of a 2001 Jolt Award. The book's publisher, Addison-Wesley, made an excerpt available to InfoQ which includes the contents of the fifth chapter, entitled 'Generics'. InfoQ asked Bloch several questions about the areas that the new edition covers.

  • Continuous Integration and Code Inspection with Hudson and FindBugs

    A recent article published in IBM developerWorks talks about automating Continuous Integration and Code Inspection tasks in a build process using open source tools. It explains how to install and configure Hudson server with Subversion, Ant, and software inspection tools like FindBugs and PMD to create a build process with continuous feedback on test results and defects.

  • Current Status of Java Static Analysis Tools

    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.