Re: findbugs and IDV 1.2
Hi all, I'm not really an IDV developer, more of a very interested
party in the use and future of IDV, and a software engineer primarily
and not a meteorologist.
I have been playing with findbugs, a sourceforge hosted application
which statically scans java .class files (and archives) looking for
potential bugs. Its beta quality but very promising. I ran the
latest cvs snapshot on the idv.jar from IDV 1.2 (the latest officially
released findbugs, version 0.9.1, hangs on IDV??) and found 274
potential problems in the "Correctness" category, which to me is the
category which will uncover most real problems. Findbugs takes about
30 mins to learn so this could easily be replicated by the 'real IDV
dev team'. With Ant integration is can even become a build process
I thought this would be worth bringing to light. I think IDV is a
great product, don't me wrong. I'm shifting my effort to making my
data IDV readable (which is essence is converting to CF convention
Netcdf files), as I can see that so much work has gone into IDV.
Thanks for looking into this. I am unfamiliar with findbugs but it
sounds very interesting. Can you send me the report you generated?