von Zitzewitz said that version 6.0 makes it easier for newcomers to start using the tool, thanks to handlers that can import an application’s structural information from popular development tools.

“Creating a new system is now easier than ever,” he said. “A wizard guides you through all the needed steps, and you can directly import software systems not only from Eclipse, but also from Maven.”

For existing SonarJ users, version 6.0 is a free upgrade, provided those licenses are already up to date. It is available for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows.