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Plugin page: http://plugins.netbeans.org/plugin/47589/

Additional Java hints for NetBeans IDE

Supported Hints:

  • "Replace '+' with 'MessageFormat.format()'"
  • "Replace '+' with 'new StringBuilder().append()'"
  • "Replace '+' with 'String.format()'"
  • "Join literals"
  • "Copy joined literals to clipboard"
  • "Split at linebreaks"
  • "Split at caret" (since 1.1)
  • "Convert to assertTrue/assertFalse" (since 1.1)
  • "Support transformation to BigDecimal constants" (since 1.1)
  • "Remove "public abstract" modifiers from method declarations within interfaces" (since 1.1)
  • "Remove public/abstract/final modifiers from field declarations within interfaces" (since 1.2)
  • "Change modifiers" (since 1.2)
  • "Convert char to string and back" (since 1.2)
  • "Convert number in literal to number and back" (since 1.2)
  • "Convert to StringUtils.isBlank()/StringUtils.isNotBlank()/StringUtils.isEmpty()" (since 1.2)
  • "Convert from if/else to ternary and back" (since 1.2)
  • "Invert ternary if/else" (since 1.2)
  • "Report methods that have class name" (since 1.2, no transformation)
  • "Add "this." to methods and variables" (since 1.3, disabled by default)
  • "Replace with Optional.isPresent()/Convert return null to return Optional.empty()" (since 1.5)
  • "Replace with null-assignment to Optional with Optional.empty()| (since 1.6)
  • "Convert return xxx to return Optional.ofNullable(xxx)/Optional.of(xxx)/Optional.empty()| (since 1.6)
  • "Convert to assertNull" (since 1.6)
  • "Replace with org.junit.Assert" (since 1.6)

Example:

Updates

1.6.1:

  • [Bugfix]: Fixed: Hints for converting ternary to if and back are missing

1.6.0:

  • [New Fix]: Replace with null-assignment to Optional with Optional.empty()
  • [New Fix]: Convert return xxx to return Optional.ofNullable(xxx)/Optional.of(xxx)/Optional.empty()
  • [New Fix]: Convert to assertNull
  • [New Fix]: Replace with org.junit.Assert
  • [Updated Fix]: "Replace +..." works for more expressions
  • [Updated Fix]: Fixed false positive result from "Convert to Optional.isEmpty()"
  • [Updated Fix]: Make "Change modifiers" hints non-intrusive
  • [Updated Fix]: Make "Change modifiers" hints work for constructors too
  • [Updated Fix ]: java.lang.NullPointerException in "Report methods that have class name"
  • [Updated Fix ]: java.lang.NullPointerException in ReturnForOptional
  • [Removed Fix]: "dead instanceof" hint has been removed
  • [Task]: Update dependencies to NB 8.1
  • [Task]: Reduce dependencies

1.5.0:

  • [Updated Fix]: "Convert to if/else" now supports assignments to new variables
  • [Updated Fix]: "Invert ternary"/"Convert to ternary" now support conditions without brackets
  • [Updated Fix]: "Replace +..." is not proposed for erroneous conditions anymore
  • [Updated Fix]: "Replace +..." works for more expressions
  • [Updated Fix]: Remove false positive detected by "Detect dead instanceof"
  • [New Fix]: Replace with Optional.isPresent()/Convert return null to return Optional.empty()
  • [Task]: Update requirements JDK7 and NB7.4

1.4.0:

  • [New Hint]: Detect dead instanceof-expressions
  • [Updated Fix]: "Replace +..." hints can now supports chars too
  • [Meta]: Add donation link (for those who want to support this project)

1.3.0:

  • [Updated Fix]: "Invert ternary if/else" now supports more patterns
  • [New Hint]: Add "this." to methods and variables (disabled by default)

1.2.0:

  • [New Fix]: Change the modifier of a class/method/field to public/package protected/protected/private (by rasa-silva)
  • [New Fix]: Remove public/abstract/final modifiers from field declarations within interfaces
  • [New Fix]: Convert from char and string and back
  • [New Fix]: Convert number in literal to number and back
  • [New Fix]: Convert to StringUtils.isBlank()/StringUtils.isNotBlank()/StringUtils.isEmpty()
  • [New Fix]: Convert from if/else to ternary and back
  • [New Fix]: Invert ternary if/else
  • [New Hint]: Report methods that have class name
  • [Updated Fix]: "Convert to assertTrue/assertFalse" now supports junit.framework.Assert too
  • [Updated Fix]: "Replace +..." hints can now be configured

1.1.0:

  • [New Fix]: Support transformation to BigDecimal constants
  • [New Fix]: Split a string at caret
  • [New Fix]: Convert to assertTrue/assertFalse
  • [New Fix]: Remove "public abstract" modifiers from method declarations within interfaces
  • [Bugfix]: Literals with quoted Strings won't be copied properly to clipboard
  • [Refactoring]: Convert to maven based module
  • [Refactoring]: Hints should be proposals instead of errors/warnings

1.0.x:

  • [Bugfix]: Literals with quoted Strings create uncompileable code

Further information:

This plugin is orginally based on code from the "I18N Checker" plugin from Jan Lahoda. The original sourcecode can be found at http://hg.netbeans.org/main/contrib/file/tip/editor.hints.i18n

License remains CDDL-GPL-2-CP - http://www.netbeans.org/cddl-gplv2.html

Provide defects, request for enhancements and feedback at https://github.com/markiewb/nb-additional-hints/issues

Compatible to NetBeans 8.1+

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