Code Querying Made Easy!

This free Eclipse plugin seems quite intersting. I think I remember some other approaches in this direction, but none went so far. According to their front page the following features are supported:

  • Search and Navigate code – search semantic properties of code (both source and bytecode), and define customized tree-views.
  • Find bugs – use SemmleCode’s standard library to detect common bugs; adjust existing code queries to search for bug patterns that are specific to your projects and frameworks.
  • Compute metrics – do change impact analysis, spot bad code smells and explore dependencies, all with the library of metrics queries.
  • Enforce coding conventions – introduce your own checks with intuitive custom queries; show violations as errors or warnings in Eclipse.
  • Generate charts and graphs – view analysis results in no less than seven different ways, including charts and graphs; navigation is further simplified as each view is linked back to the source code.

You can read more here. I really hope to have the time to try it out.


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  1. Just a quick note to say that SemmleCode Professional has now been released on

    It’s a much streamlined successor to the tool described above: it now provides even more analyses, visualizations and yet smoother integration with Eclipse.

    The improvements were inspired by extensive feedback from 100s of early adopters.



    [Disclosure: I’m the CEO of Semmle]

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