The SonarQube platform offers numerous features to help you make your Continuous Inspection process a success. Here are the main ones:

At a Glance

Whether you want to manage code quality at the file, module, project or portfolio level, SonarQube’s numerous dashboards offer quick insight. Take a look at Nemo, our public instance of SonarQube to see what to expect.

 

For All Stakeholders

Many dashboards are available out of the box, and the possibilities for new ones are endless, whether you want to focus on measures or issues. Users can create fully customized private dashboards to show only the data most valuable to them. Watch screencasts

 

Seven Deadly Sins

The platform covers the Seven Axes of Quality, also known as Developers’ Seven Deadly Sins: Duplications, Coding standards, Lack of coverage, Potential bugs, Complexity, Documentation and Design.

 

Languages Support

More than 20 different languages, including Java, C#, C/C++, Cobol, PL/SQL, ABAP, Javascript, PHP, Web, XML, etc. are supported. The platform also offers the ability to add your own rules on those languages.

 

Time Machine

Several methods are available to replay the past, showing how your metrics evolved: tables, timelines, dynamic charts, etc. This will ensure progress get tracked over time.

 

Stop the Leak!

When dealing with broken plumbing, common sense says you should fix the leak before mopping the floor. That is why the platform provides the ability to track quality on new code: recently introduced issues, lack of test coverage on new code, etc. Once found, issues can easily be assigned for mop-up.

 

Pre-Commit Check

Source code can be checked before pushing changes to the SCM: either directly in Eclipse or IntelliJ IDEA or through a batch with the Issues Report plugin. Both let you make sure that you are not introducing new quality issues. Watch screencasts

 

Zoom to the Source

Whatever you are looking at, a project, group of projects, and so on, you can break down any metric in a few clicks, and drill down to the source of the information: the source code!

 

Automate

Quality analyses can be easily integrated into any continuous integration server to fully automate the process. This lets you easily put in place a process of Continuous Inspection.

 

Security

A complete mechanism for authentication and authorization is available out of the box, but it is also possible to delegate security to an external system such as LDAP, Active Directory, etc. or to use SSO.

 

Extend

Extensibility is part of the DNA of the platform, which can be extended with the 60+ plugins that are available through the SonarQube plugins library. You can also develop your own plugins.

 

Integrate

Integration comes out of the box with standard ALM components such as Maven, Ant, SVN, Git, Mercurial, JIRA, Mantis, Google Analytics, Piwik, Fortify…

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