Java theory and practice, Testing with leverage, Part 1

Don't just write tests, write bug detectors

From the developerWorks archives

Brian Goetz

Date archived: February 27, 2017 | First published: June 20, 2006

Back in June 2004, veteran exterminator Brian Goetz introduced the FindBugs static code analysis tool, which can detect bugs even in well-tested software. This month, he revisits that topic and looks at how static analysis tools can change the way you manage software quality by aiming development resources at entire classes of bugs rather than specific instances.

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