Sonar in the news

Welcome to the roundup of blog posts and pages that mentioned Sonar last month…

5 Java powered open source tools for your team
By Alex Collins, 27 August 2010
If you’re a Java shop and want to ensure you can support your team’s toolset, here are some pointers for the must-have tools we modern developers use day-to-day.

Killer tool: Sonar
By Erwin Vervaet, 27 August 2010
Today a colleague at work showed Sonar to me, and I must say that I was really impressed! Sonar is an open source code quality analysis tool that uses a number of popular Java code analyzers like PMD, CheckStyle, FindBugs and Cobertura under the hood, …

Cross-referencing plugins in Sonar 2.2
By Josh Cummings, 19 August 2010
Formerly, we had three Sonar plugins, two “mavenly” dependent on the other. The parent plugin held the common code for uploading non-Java files into Sonar for reporting. The other two took care of analyzing xml and css, respectively, and tying violations to those files.

Integration Tests in Sonar
By Josh Cummings, 19 August 2010
Integration tests are another important aspect of analyzing a project’s overall health that Sonar does not yet support out of the box. To get this functionality, you’ll need to build a couple of Sonar plugins (or try using the ones that I built) that will instrument your integration test code, run the integration tests, and collect the integration test results as well as the new coverage data.

Architecture Analysis Tool SonarJ 6.0 Supports Structural Debt Index and Quality Model
By Srini Penchikala, 16 August 2010
The latest version of software architecture analysis and quality governance tool SonarJ supports structural debt index metrics and architecture quality model. The company behind the product, hello2morrow, last month announced the release of version 6.0 of the tool.

Maven 3 and Sonar
By Anders Hammar, 16 August 2010
Another step towards a final release of Maven 3.0 was made the other day when version 3.0-beta-2 was released. I’ve been using Maven 3 since its alpha days, and despite the alpha/beta moniker, I find it to be superior to any Maven 2.x version. If you are starting a new project, I strongly recommend using Maven 3.

Reporting more than Java code in Sonar (Part I)
By Josh Cummings, 3 August 2010
Of course, anyone that has done static analysis on their project in the past has found certain bad practices that are out of their tools reach to spot. Some examples are…

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