Apex-specific features and guidance
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Apex is a strongly typed, object-oriented programming language that allows developers to execute flow and transaction control statements on the Salesforce Platform server, in conjunction with calls to the API.

Language Info for Apex

Metrics framework

In order to use code metrics in Apex, use the metrics constants in ApexMetrics, together with MetricsUtil.

Multifile Analysis

Integration happens in ApexMultifileAnalysis. It uses ApexLink. For detailed information, see also Apexlink POC #2830.

Used for rule UnusedMethod

Language Properties

See Apex language properties


We use Jorje, the Apex parsers that is shipped within the Apex Language Server. This is part of the Salesforce Extensions for VS Code.

We take the binary from https://github.com/forcedotcom/salesforcedx-vscode/tree/develop/packages/salesforcedx-vscode-apex/out and provide it as a maven dependency (see pmd-apex-jorje).