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Macker

Macker is an architectural rule-checking utility for Java. It's meant to model the architectural ideals programmers always dream up for their projects, and then break. It is not a lint checker--it operates on a more global, more logical level, focusing on class dependencies rather than source code formatting. Macker has no default set of rules; it's flexible, and writing a rules file is part of the development process for each unique project. You can tailor a rules file to suit a specific project's structure, or write some general "good practice" rules for your code. Macker typically runs as an Ant task, but can also be invoked with a shell script.

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  •  30 Aug 2003 05:55

    Release Notes: This release added many features, including filter-based patterns, rule severity levels, a new XML reporting feature, and several important bugfixes.

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