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Bill Pugh

(side note: compiling with "-target jsr14" will allow us to use generics and compile to JDK 1.4 usable code)

Static analysis Analyzes program w/out executing Not a replacement for testing

Find bugs that are one step removed from a syntax error

Finding different categories of problems

"Embrace and fix your dumb mistakes"

Bad method calls: not using return parameters, not throwing newly constructed exceptions, etc.

OpenJPA 38 issues (35 critical)

Checks for null when subsequent actions would cause an NPE (numerous found in OpenJPA)

Bad practices, like hashCode() w/out equals()

Feedback about API-specific findbugs detectors (e.g., for JPA) would be appreciated

OpenJPA is "good" to "average" in the number of bugs found.

OpenJPA:

SimpleDateFormat is not thread-safe

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