Title: Java Coding Guidelines  
Author: Joe McManus MGR Jan 12, 2007
Last Changed by: Sandy Shrum Mar 05, 2015
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SEI CERT Oracle Coding Standard for Java (81)
    Page: DCL51-J. Do not shadow or obscure identifiers in subscopes
    Page: IDS52-J. Prevent code injection
    Page: OBJ52-J. Write garbage-collection-friendly code
    Page: ERR54-J. Use a try-with-resources statement to safely handle closeable resources
    Page: IDS51-J. Properly encode or escape output
    Page: DCL60-J. Avoid cyclic dependencies between packages
    Page: MSC56-J. Detect and remove superfluous code and values
    Page: FIO51-J. Identify files using multiple file attributes
    Page: MSC51-J. Do not place a semicolon immediately following an if, for, or while condition
    Page: DCL54-J. Use meaningful symbolic constants to represent literal values in program logic
    Page: SEC51-J. Minimize privileged code
    Page: 5. Programmer Misconceptions
    Page: DCL58-J. Enable compile-time type checking of variable arity parameter types
    Page: MET53-J. Ensure that the clone() method calls super.clone()
    Page: DCL50-J. Use visually distinct identifiers
    Page: NUM52-J. Be aware of numeric promotion behavior
    Page: ERR53-J. Try to gracefully recover from system errors
    Page: IDS55-J. Understand how escape characters are interpreted when strings are loaded
    Page: MET55-J. Return an empty array or collection instead of a null value for methods that return an array or collection
    Page: EXP54-J. Understand the differences between bitwise and logical operators
    Page: IDS56-J. Prevent arbitrary file upload
    Page: MET50-J. Avoid ambiguous or confusing uses of overloading
    Page: IDS54-J. Prevent LDAP injection
    Page: OBJ57-J. Do not rely on methods that can be overridden by untrusted code
    Page: CON52-J. Document thread-safety and use annotations where applicable
    Page: DCL53-J. Minimize the scope of variables
    Page: NUM50-J. Convert integers to floating point for floating-point operations
    Page: MET56-J. Do not use Object.equals() to compare cryptographic keys
    Page: MSC53-J. Carefully design interfaces before releasing them
    Page: NUM51-J. Do not assume that the remainder operator always returns a nonnegative result for integral operands
    Page: MSC59-J. Limit the lifetime of sensitive data
    Page: DCL59-J. Do not apply public final to constants whose value might change in later releases
    Page: MSC50-J. Minimize the scope of the @SuppressWarnings annotation
    Page: FIO50-J. Do not make assumptions about file creation
    Page: MET51-J. Do not use overloaded methods to differentiate between runtime types
    Page: MSC63-J. Ensure that SecureRandom is properly seeded
    Page: SEC55-J. Ensure that security-sensitive methods are called with validated arguments
    Page: MSC61-J. Do not use insecure or weak cryptographic algorithms
    Page: MSC60-J. Do not use assertions to verify the absence of runtime errors
    Page: SEC50-J. Avoid granting excess privileges
    Page: 1. Security
    Page: OBJ50-J. Never confuse the immutability of a reference with that of the referenced object
    Page: OBJ55-J. Remove short-lived objects from long-lived container objects
    Page: DCL57-J. Avoid ambiguous overloading of variable arity methods
    Page: 00. Input Validation and Data Sanitization (IDS)
    Page: MSC52-J. Finish every set of statements associated with a case label with a break statement
    Page: OBJ51-J. Minimize the accessibility of classes and their members
    Page: Rec.: All Guidelines with Classification
    Page: SEC53-J. Define custom security permissions for fine-grained security
    Page: SEC54-J. Create a secure sandbox using a security manager
    Page: MSC55-J. Use comments consistently and in a readable fashion
    Page: FIO53-J. Use the serialization methods writeUnshared() and readUnshared() with care
    Page: ERR50-J. Use exceptions only for exceptional conditions
    Page: ERR52-J. Avoid in-band error indicators
    Page: MET52-J. Do not use the clone() method to copy untrusted method parameters
    Page: SEC57-J. Do not let untrusted code misuse privileges of callback methods
    Page: EXP52-J. Use braces for the body of an if, for, or while statement
    Page: EXP50-J. Do not confuse abstract object equality with reference equality
    Page: MSC62-J. Store passwords using a hash function
    Page: IDS53-J. Prevent XPath Injection
    Page: SEC52-J. Do not expose methods that use reduced-security checks to untrusted code
    Page: 4. Program Understandability
    Page: MSC58-J. Prefer using iterators over enumerations
    Page: MET54-J. Always provide feedback about the resulting value of a method
    Page: MSC54-J. Avoid inadvertent wrapping of loop counters
    Page: EXP55-J. Use the same type for the second and third operands in conditional expressions
    Page: SEC56-J. Do not serialize direct handles to system resources
    Page: CON51-J. Do not assume that the sleep(), yield(), or getState() methods provide synchronization semantics
    Page: EXP51-J. Do not perform assignments in conditional expressions
    Page: 2. Defensive Programming
    Page: MSC57-J. Strive for logical completeness
    Page: DCL56-J. Do not attach significance to the ordinal associated with an enum
    Page: 3. Reliability
    Page: EXP53-J. Use parentheses for precedence of operation
    Page: DCL52-J. Do not declare more than one variable per declaration
    Page: FIO52-J. Do not store unencrypted sensitive information on the client side
    Page: OBJ56-J. Provide sensitive mutable classes with unmodifiable wrappers
    Page: CON50-J. Do not assume that declaring a reference volatile guarantees safe publication of the members of the referenced object
    Page: OBJ53-J. Do not use direct buffers for short-lived, infrequently used objects
    Page: ERR51-J. Prefer user-defined exceptions over more general exception types
    Page: DCL55-J. Properly encode relationships in constant definitions
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