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DesigniteJava is a code quality assessment tool for code written in Java. It detects numerous design and implementation smells that show maintainability issues present in the analyzed code. It also computes many commonly used object-oriented metrics. It helps you reduce technical debt and improve maintainability of your software.

DesigniteJava community edition is free and open-source.

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Design smells

DesigniteJava detects 17 design smells violating one of the object-oriented design principles.

Implementation smells

DesigniteJava detects 10 implementation smells to keep your software readable and less complex.


DesigniteJava computes object-oriented design metrics that are helpful to gauge the structural health of a software.

Supported design smells

Supported implementation smells

Supported object-oriented metrics


Download the DesigniteJava.jar and analyze a Java project using the following syntax.

java -jar DesigniteJava.jar -i <path of the input source folder> -o <path of the output folder>

It requires Java 8 or above to work.

DesigniteJava Console
DesigniteJava console
OO Metrics computed by DesigniteJava
OO Metrics computed by DesigniteJava


The associated open-source project can be found on Github. Feel free to clone/fork/contribute to the project.


If you use DesigniteJava in your research work, cite it using the following bibtex.

author = {Sharma, Tushar},
title = {DesigniteJava},
month = dec,
year = 2018,
note = {},
doi = {10.5281/zenodo.2566861},
url = {}


Apart from me, following people generously contributed efforts to this project.