A wide variety of open source and commercial third-party tools and technologies are available to assist you with developing Java-based applications.
The sample set of resources listed here are both effective and popular, or at least many that we have used frequently. Remember to check the licensing agreements of the open source tools you are using for commercial environment restrictions.
Apache Ant is an XML-based tool for building and deploying Java applications. It’s similar to the well-known Unix make utility.
Apache Bloodhound is an open source web-based project management and bug tracking system.
CruiseControl is a framework for a continuous build process.
Enterprise Architect is a commercial computer-aided software engineering (CASE) tool that provides forward and reverse Java code engineering with UML.
FindBugs is a program that looks for bugs in Java code.
Git is an open source distributed version control system.
Gradle is a build system that provides testing, publishing, and deployment support.
Hudson is an extensible continuous integration server.
Apache Ivy is a transitive relation dependency manager. It is integrated with Apache Ant.
Javacc is a tool that reads a grammar specification and converts it to a Java application that can recognize grammar matches.
Jalopy is a source code formatter ...