Benefits of using SonarQube for Code Reviews

SonarQube is an open-source platform for code analysis! Want to know more about it? Take a look at Vizteck’s guide to know about SonarQube and learn all you need to know.

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Technology

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June 28, 2016

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Asif Saeed

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SonarQube is a web-based open-source platform used to measure and analyze source code quality. Code quality analysis makes your code more reliable and readable.

SonarQube is written in java but it can analyze and manage code of more than 20 programming languages, including C/C++, PL/SQL, Cobol, etc. through plugins. Plugins extend the functionality of SonarQube. More than 50 plugins are available.

SonarQube is maintained by SonarSource. 

 

Sonar Covers the 7 sections of code quality

  • Architecture and Design
  • Unit tests
  • Duplicated code
  • Potential bugs
  • Complex code
  • Coding standards
  • Comments

 

SonarQube receives files as input and analyzes them along with barriers. Then calculates a set of metrics, stores them in a database, and shows them on a dashboard. This recursive implementation helps in the analysis of code quality and how code improves over time.

Well, let’s have a look at the benefits of using SonarQube.

 

Detects and Alerts

SonarQube reduces the risk of software development within a very short amount of time. It detects bugs in the code automatically and alerts developers to fix them before rolling it out for production.

SonarQube also highlights the complex areas of code that are less covered by unit tests. It reduces the risk of misinterpretation by detecting and alerting developers.

 

Sustainability

SonarQube platform significantly increases the lifetime of applications by reducing complexities, duplications, and potential bugs in the code, keeping neat and clean code architecture, and increasing unit tests. SonarQube increases the maintainability of the software. It also can handle changes.

 

Productivity

SonarQube increases productivity by enabling development teams to detect and muzzle duplication and redundancy of code. SonarQube facilitates the team members to reduce the size of the application, code complexity, maintenance time, and cost and makes code easy to read and understand. SonarQube decreases the risk of extra cost and time when changing the application code.

 

Raise Quality

SonarQube can perform as a multi-dimensional analyst and inform on seven code quality sections, For better quality, it avoids duplicate code, keeps code complexity low and increases coverage by units.

It can determine code standards violations and helps the software development team abolish bugs. It maintains high-quality architecture, enforces coding standards, and documents APIs.

This platform also facilitates developers to create a customizable dashboard and filters to focus on key areas. These tools help in monitoring the code quality and also keep track of issues. It helps in the on-time delivery of quality products.

 

Increase Developer Skills

The development teams as a part of their development process can adopt it quickly because SonarQube provides enormous value to the development teams.

The development teams receive regular feedback on quality issues and it helps them increase their programming skills.SonarQube helps developers to understand the quality of their software and ensures the transparency of code.

 

Scale with Business Needs

SonarQube is designed to scale with business needs. There has been no limit discovered to its scalability yet. SonarQube has been tested in environments. It performs daily analysis on more than five thousand projects with more than four million lines of code and twenty developers. 

 

Enable Continuous Code Quality Management

With SonarQube, analysis of code becomes easier and developers receive valuable insights to ensure that this is broadly adopted. Code quality becomes a part of the development process and development teams. By enabling continuous code quality management, the software quality is raised, and decreases the cost and risk of software management are. 

 

Define And Increment Requirements

SonarQube has a set of predefined standards that enable developers and software managers to get immediate insight into application quality. To adapt to the organization or team-specific requirements, it can be configured easily.

 

Foster Innovation

As more companies migrate to the SonarQube platform, they increase in size as well as in diversity. This platform enables these companies to customize and extend their functionality. Companies can get an increasing number of plugins and an extensive developers network. 

 

Reduce Risk with Vendor Support and Services

To enable customers to get maximum value from their investment, SonarQube provides additional value and professional support. Services including development, technical support, consulting, and training are designed to help companies get long-term benefits.

In Vizteck Solutions, we used peer-based code reviews. However, after integrating SonarQube with our Continuous Integration Process with Jenkin. SonarQube facilitates our developers by identifying most of the things and reducing the time required by the developers for code reviews.

We also provide SonarQube setup and integration services with Jenkins and complete automation of your development pipeline.

Contact Us to set up your sonarQube for your development pipeline.