Code Recommenders goes Bug Detection?
Bug detection tools like FindBugs offer rule sets for common Java coding issues only. Hence, they fail to detect misuses of your own APIs. But API constraints (or API contracts) on how to use an API can be inferred from code in a similar way how Code Recommenders learns which methods you are likely to call next.

So, why not develop a bug detection tool that learns API usage constraints (fully automatically) from your code, and uses this knowledge to spot bugs in your code other tools can't find?

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