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20-April-2015 - 5.3.1

New/Modified/Deprecated Rules:

  • Language Java, ruleset design.xml: The rule “UseSingleton” has been renamed to “UseUtilityClass”. See also bugs #1059 and #1339.

Pull Requests:

  • #53: Fix some NullPointerExceptions


  • #1332: False Positive: UnusedPrivateMethod
  • #1333: Error while processing Java file with Lambda expressions
  • #1337: False positive “Avoid throwing raw exception types” when exception is not thrown
  • #1338: The pmd-java8 POM bears the wrong parent module version