Static analysis tools for PHP
A curated list of static analysis tools for PHP.
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Tools to report issues in code that are or lead to bugs.
- AppChecker - static analysis tool for finding bugs, weaknesses and vulnerabilities in source code
- Code insight - A tool for analysing other project code bases.
- Churn-PHP - Discover files in need of refactoring.
- Composer-Unused - A Composer tool to show unused Composer dependencies by scanning your code.
- Eir - A static vulnerability analysis tool written in C#.
- Exakat - Smart static analysis.
- jscpd - Copy/paste detector for programming source code.
- Mondrian - A code analysis tool using Graph Theory.
- noverify - Pretty fast linter (code static analysis utility) for PHP.
- Pfff - Tools for code analysis, visualizations, or style-preserving source transformation.
- PHP Analysis - A library for analysing and modifying PHP Source Code in Rascal (PHP AiR).
- PHParch - PHPArch is a work in progress architectural testing library for PHP projects.
- PHP Assumption - Finds weak assumptions in the code, suggest to turn them into stronger validations.
- PhpCodeAnalyzer - Finds usage of non-built-in extensions.
- PHPCodeFixer - Finds usage of deprecated functions, variables and ini directives.
- php-compat-info - Find out the minimum version and the extensions required for a piece of code to run.
- php7mar - PHP 7 Migration Assistant Report.
- phpcallgraph - Generate static call graphs. Such a graph visualizes the call dependencies among methods or functions of an application..
- PHPCPD - Spots copy/pasted code, and help enforcing DRY rule.
- PHPDoctor - Check PHP files or directories for missing types.
- Phan - The static analyzer by Rasmus, PHP Creator.
- Phinder - PHP code piece finder
- Phortress - A PHP static code analyser for potential vulnerabilities.
- PHP Deprecation Detector - PhpDeprecationDetector - analyzer of PHP code to search usages of deprecated functionality in newer interpreter versions.
- PHP Code Static Analysis - PHP Code static analysis program made in nodeJS.
- PHP Inspection - Static analysis plugin for PHPStorm.
- PHP Integrator - Indexes PHP code and performs static analysis for Atom editor.
- Phlint - Phlint is a tool with an aim to help maintain quality of php code by analyzing code and pointing out potential code issues.
- PHP lint - PHP itself, able to detect syntax error from command line.
- PHPlint - A validator and documentator for PHP 5 programs.
- PHP-Parallel-Lint - A parallel php linting tool for PHP 5.4 or newer
- PHP Magic Number Detector - PHP Magic Number Detector
- PHP-malware-finder - Detect potentially malicious PHP files
- PHP Mess Detector - Look for several potential problems within source code.
- PHP Reaper - Scan ADOdb code for SQL Injections.
- PHP SA - A development tool aimed at bringing complex analysis for PHP applications and libraries.
- PHP Stan - Focuses on finding errors in code without actually running it.
- PHP Unlocker - Detect potential, unintended DB table locks for PHP applications using ADOdb. Uses static analysis methods.
- PHP testability - Analyses and produces a report with testability issues of a php codebase.
- PHP vuln hunter - Scan PHP vulnerabilities automatically using static analysis methods.
- Progpilot - A static analysis tool for security purposes.
- Psalm - A static analysis tool for finding errors in PHP applications.
- psecio:parse - Parse : A PHP Security Scanner.
- Qodana PHP by JetBrains – A static analysis tool for PHP projects based on PhpStorm.
- SonarQube - An open platform to manage code quality. It covers PHP code.
- Side Channel Analyzer - Search for side-channel vulnerable code.
- TaintPHP - Static Taint Analyzer.
- Taint'em All - A taint analysis tool for the PHP language, it makes use of Static Taint Analysis + Symbolic Execution.
- Tuli - A static analysis engine.
- Unused-scanner - Detect unused composer dependencies
- WAP - Tool to detect and correct input validation vulnerabilities in PHP (4.0 or higher) web applications and predicts false positives.
- PHP VarDump Check - PHP console application for finding forgotten variable dump.
- 17eyes - PHP static analyzer written in Haskell.
Tools to review the way PHP code was written and more.
- Pahout - A pair programming partner for writing better PHP.
- EasyCodingStandard - An easy to use tool, that allows to use CodeSniffer and PHP-CS-Fixer in simple way.
- PHPas - A tool for format and beautify the style of PHP code with my style.
- PHPArkitect - PHPArkitect helps you to keep your PHP codebase coherent and solid, by permitting to add some architectural constraint check to your workflow.
- PHP Code Sniffer - PHPCS checks the code for a large range of coding standard.
- PHPCheckstyle - A tool to help adhere to certain coding conventions.
- PHP Doc Check - Uses complexity metrics to enforce documentation conventions on non-trivial functions.
- PHP formatter - This PHP formatter aims to provide you some bulk actions for you PHP projects to ensure their consistency.
- TLint - This is an opinionated code linter (with growing support for auto-formatting!) for Tighten flavored code conventions for Laravel and PHP.
Libraries that may be the base for a home-made static analyzer.
- Deptrac - A static code analysis tool to enforce rules for dependencies between software layers.
- PHP Architecture Tester - Easy to use architecture testing tool for PHP
- PHPArkitect - A static code analysis tool to enforce architectural rules in your codebase
- PHP-cfg - A Control Flow Graph implementation in PHP. Written by IrcMaxwell.
- PHP coupling detector - Check that code has no unwanted coupled classes.
- PHP Parser - Written in PHP by Nikita Popov and based on actual grammar of PHP.
- PHP Token Reflection - Library emulating the PHP internal reflection using just the tokenized source code.
- PHPSandbox - A full-scale PHP 5.3.2+ sandbox class that utilizes PHPParser to prevent sandboxed code from running unsafe code.
- Reflection - Reflection library to do Static Analysis for PHP Projects.
- Better Reflection - Reflection library with additional features such as parsing docblock type hints, uses nikic's PHP Parser under the hood.
Tools to automatically fix the code they are provided with.
- Rector - AST-based Instant Upgrades of PHP Applications
- FunctionFQNReplacer - provides a way to replace relative references of functions in function calls with absolute references.
- Phpactor - This project aims to provide heavy-lifting refactoring and introspection tools.
- PHP BackSlasher - Tool to add all PHP internal functions and constants to its namespace by adding backslash to them.
- php-refactoring-browser - CLI refactoring tool.
- PHP CS Fixer - Analyzes and tries to fix coding standards issues (PSR-1 and PSR-2 compatible).
- phpdoc to typehint - Turn phpdocs comments to actual Typehint (arguments and return).
- php-scoper - Prefixes all PHP namespaces in a file/directory to isolate the code bundled in PHARs.
- Transphpile - Write PHP 7, run PHP 5.6, with feature backport.
- PHP Weaver - Analysing parameter types at runtime and generate the appropriate phpdocs.
Tools to measure the code complexity, line of codes, etc.
- churn-php - Helps discover good candidates for refactoring.
- Design Pattern Detector - detection of design patterns in PHP code.
- dePHPend - dePHPend helps analyze dependencies & architecture and allows you to define constraints for both.
- Dissect - A set of tools for lexical and syntactical analysis.
- php-arguments-detector - Keep control over the complexity of your methods by checking that they do not have too many arguments.
- PHPLOC - Utility to measures PHP application size and count various structures.
- PHP Metrics - Calculates all sorts of metrics, and display them in a gorgeous interface.
- PHP Semantic Versioning Checker - Compares two source sets and determines the appropriate semantic versioning to apply.
- PhpStats - Tool for collecting statistics, metrics, dependencies, and building various graphs for large projects to find bottlenecks.
- PhpDependencyAnalysis - Static code analysis to provide and verify a dependency graph against a defined architecture.
- Quality Analyzer - Quality Analyzer is a tool to visualize metrics and source code.
Tools that display PHP code in graphical way
- PHPcity - PHPCity is an implementation of city metaphor visualization and provides visualization of PHP projects which are implemented in the object-oriented fashion.
Online services for PHP code, provide dashboards. They may use the previous tools or offer their own.
- Bliss - Automatically reviews code in real-time and shows how much it's worth in lines of code.
- Checkmarx - Get a full PHP static security code analysis and prevent security vulnerabilities.
- Codacy - Codacy: Automated Code Review.
- CodeBeaat - Decrease technical debt. Find refactoring opportunities.
- Codegrip - Smarter & Secure way to Code Review
- Deepsource - DeepSource is a modern static analysis platform, built for engineering teams who move fast and don’t break things.
- Insight - A SensioLabs tool to analyzes source code to find problems that degrade the overall quality of your projects.
- Insphpect - Insphpect is an automated code review tool which identifies inflexibilities in PHP code and helps you write better software.
- RIPS - The superior security software for PHP applications. Source code static analyser for vulnerabilities.
- Scrutinizer - Improve code quality and find bugs before they hit production with our continuous inspection platform.
- Sourcegraph - Understand and search across your entire codebase
- SideCI - CI for automated code review by code analysis.
- Laravelshift - the automated way to upgrade Laravel applications. Upgrade Laravel applications all the way from Laravel 4.2 to the latest version of Laravel.
- HHVM - Hack Language from Facebook. Add a SCA until version 3.3.8, newer version doesn't have anymore.
- PHP Manipulator - A library for analysing and modifying PHP Source Code.
- PHP Parser - A NodeJS library for parsing PHP and extracting tokens and AST.
- PHPQA - A Wrapper to a lot of PHP tools reported into a single HTML file.
- Fixtro - A wrapper that allow to run in each precommit. It install itself all the dependencies for the runners with a lot of them (phpunit, phpmd, php-cs-fixer, etc..)
- Coverage Checker - A tool which allows some of the tools here to be enforced on changed code only. Good for moving towards new standards
- Composer Require Checker - A CLI tool to check whether a specific composer package uses imported symbols that aren't part of its direct composer dependencies
- phpstaticanalysis.com - A website that lets you try some PHP static analysis command-line tools online
- Static Analysis Results Baseliner - A tool for generating a baseline from static analysis tools.