Java News from Thursday, April 27, 2006

Brian Cole has posted FindBugs 0.9.7, an automated open source tool for finding potential bugs in Java code. This release adds a detector for uncallable methods in anonymous classes. I tested this out on XOM. It didn't find anything new, though if I hadn't used this tool frequently in the past, it would have found more.

BlueJ 2.1.3, a free integrated development environment (IDE) for Java aimed at education, has been released. "This version of BlueJ provides some small improvements and a number of fixes for minor bugs, including terminal encoding issues, interface responsiveness in infinite loops and improvements in dealing with firewall conflicts."