Winston Prakash Messages: 386 Registered: August 2011 Location: Fremont, CA USA
The plugins basically read the XML results of checkStyle and PMD and display the results in the job dashboard. Also it is capable of displaying the trends over various builds.
In your build scripts you have to first run the CheckStyle and PMD. For example you could use Maven PMD plugin to run PMD (For details see http://maven.apache.org/plugins/maven-pmd-plugin/). Once the PMD result XML is available, you need to specify those locations to the plugin at the post build section of the job configuration.