Revapi is a tool for API analysis and change tracking.
INFO: Revapi requires Java8 update 40 (1.8.0_40) or later to run. Older versions may produce wrong results.
While Revapi is designed to be extensible and in theory should support API checks in other languages than Java (not just programming languages but anything that can be decomposed to a tree structure) the only extension in existence today is the Java API checker.
The main distinguishing features of the Java API checker include:
large number of API checks
categorized by their influence on source, binary and "semantical" compatibility
support for computing the API "surface" by tracking usages of types across the checked library and also its dependencies (ability to report type "leakage" from deps)
support for Java8 constructs (default methods in particular)
powerful filtering stuff to check and reclassification of found problems
ability to filter by annotation presence
Maven plugin automatically includes depenendcies in the check
This is a maven project, so to build you simply:
Revapi can be invoked in a couple of ways. It can be used as a standalone program, as a maven plugin or it can also be embedded in your application and used as a library.
Download the standalone distribution zip and
unzip revapi-XXX-standalone.zip cd revapi-XXX-standalone ./revapi.sh
Read the usage info and go.
<build> <plugins> <plugin> <groupId>org.revapi</groupId> <artifactId>revapi-maven-plugin</artifactId> <version>...</version> <dependencies> <dependency> <groupId>org.revapi</groupId> <artifactId>revapi-java</artifactId> <version>...</version> </dependency> <dependency> <groupId>com.acme</groupId> <artifactId>my-extension</artifactId> <version>...</version> </dependency> ... </dependencies> <configuration> ... </configuration> <executions> <execution> <id>api-check</id> <goals><goal>check</goal></goals> ... </execution> ... </executions> </plugin> ... </plugins> ... </build>
Revapi revapi = Revapi.builder().withAllExtensionsFromThreadContextClassLoader().build(); AnalysisContext analysisContext = AnalysisContext.builder() .withOldAPI(API.of(...)) .withNewAPI(API.of(...)) .withConfigurationFromJSON("json").build(); revapi.analyze(analysisContext);
See the site for more info.