Are there any Maven plugins or stand alone tools available to do static analysis of JSP code? I am handling a very old application with lots of JSPs having badly coded scriplets in them. Getting rid of all the scriplets will take a long time hence next best is to improve the code as much as possible. Need something similiar like FindBugs which does awesome code analysis of .java code.
PMD will look at JSPs. It has a Maven plugin, but PMD only works on well formed JSP files. I recommend writing your own pre-processort to get rid of the HTML code to "simulate" well formedness and then run PMD via the Maven plugin.