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Static analysis techniques provide a means to detect software errors early in the development process, without actually having to run the software that is being analyzed. These techniques are common for statically typed languages and have found their way into IDEs such as Eclipse and Visual Studio. However, applying the same techniques to dynamically typed languages is much less common. Tool support is less mature and the amount of published research is relatively small.