Common coding and design practices in software projects are a good thing. To support them, there is a number of helpful tools around, such as static code analyzers, test coverage tools, code formatters and so on.
The goal of this project is to provide Eclipse Plug-Ins that help to integrate common compiler and formatter settings in the Eclipse workspace and apply some object-oriented design metrics to find and possibly eliminate weak spots in the code.
These settings and metrics reflect the "usus" (common practice) in projects we've worked in and have proven useful; we want to integrate them in order to have them handy at all times.
For further information, please see http://www.projectusus.org.