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Original author(s) Anton Kovalyov, forked from original code by Douglas Crockford
Initial release December 16, 2010 (2010-12-16)
Stable release 2.5.4 / August 18, 2014; 13 months ago (2014-08-18)
Development status Active
Written in JavaScript
Operating system Cross-platform
Available in English
Type Static code analysis
License Modified MIT license
Website jshint.com

JSHint is a static code analysis tool used in software development for checking if JavaScript source code complies with coding rules.[1] It was forked from Douglas Crockford's JSLint project, as it was felt that the original did not allow enough customization options. There is also an internet version available at its official website in which users can paste code to run the application online.[1] A command-line version of JSHint, distributed as a Node.JS module, makes it possible to automate one's "linting" process and integrate JSHint into the website's development workflow.[2]


JSHint is distributed under an MIT license, except for one file still under the JSLint License which is a slightly modified version of the MIT license. The additional clause specifies that the software shall be used for Good and not Evil and makes the Software proprietary[3]

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  1. ^ a b Graham, Wayne (2012). Beginning Facebook Game Apps Development. Apress. ISBN 9781430241706. 
  2. ^ Kovalyov, Anton. "JSHint - a JavaScript Code Quality Tool". Retrieved 22 January 2013. 
  3. ^ https://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.en.html#JSON see the comment about the JSON license

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