There is http://checkstyle.sourceforge.net/config_coding.html#ExplicitInitialization Thanks From: Glenn Adams [mailto:gl...@skynav.com] Sent: 29 October 2013 19:25 To: FOP Developers; Adrian Cumiskey Subject: Re: Java Programming Basics Right now, we are only using Checkstyle and Findbugs. I'm not sure if there are Checkstyle rules that could catch these cases. If there are, they aren't enabled at present. On Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 9:16 AM, Adrian Cumiskey <adrian.cumis...@gmail.com <mailto:adrian.cumis...@gmail.com> > wrote: My mistake, I spoke too soon before checking first. PMD is available but the pmd target is not run as part of the build.