Sonarqube Alternatives

We know — there are a lot of options to pick from when you’re looking for an automated coding review platform. You might have already heard of SonarQube, tried it out or turned into an active user of the platform. While it’s not bad by any means, it’s worth considering other options.

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We Care about our UI

The ease-of-use of our competitor’s products often leaves something to be desired. We don’t get it — if you’re a developer relying on products every day, they just needs to work incredibly well. At Codacy, we’ve managed to wrap up a powerful feature set into an accessible, beautifully designed UI. It doesn’t matter where you are in the app, it’s always easy to get to the most important information. It’s also easy to configure — it only takes a couple of clicks to set up a dashboard that’s tailor-made to show the stats you care about the most.

Gone are the days of complex interfaces — SonarQube might have been one of the first to offer code analysis as a service, but its usability has become dated in recent years.

  • Tackle technical debt Tackle technical debt
  • Prevent security issues Prevent security issues
  • Configuration file support Configuration file support
  • Setup quality standards Setup quality standards
  • Keep track of Code coverage Keep track of Code coverage
  • Autocomments on GH/BB Autocomments in your provider

Smart and powerful features

Our product might look good, but we’re not just a pretty face — behind the scenes there’s powerful technology that helps you write better code without getting in the way.

For example, track your code quality without ever missing a beat by taking a quick look at the line graph in the middle of your dashboard – at a glance you’ll see the evolution of all relevant metrics over the last month, including all commits that have been made and the hotspots in your source code. On top of that, you can set up metrics that represent code quality — for example by limiting the project to under 15% issues and over 80% coverage.

With built-in security and performance checks, your code will be looking and running better than ever before. It’s also possible to totally customize your analysis by picking and choosing from the hundreds of rules we offer — or just upload your own configuration file, and we’ll take it from there.

Also, it’s extremely easy to include Codacy in your workflow. Everything about the platform is made to be flexible and effortlessly adapts to your code review process. Results can be pushed as comments to your pull requests or can be set to automatically pop up in your Slack channels, so you can easily keep track of them.

The best part? you’ll be able to get all of this regardless of your code language of choice. We officially support Scala, Java, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, PHP, Apex, JSP, XML, Velocity, VisualForce, C#, JSON and Kotlin. Thanks to our active community, we also offer languages that were added by our users — CoffeeScript, CSS, C/C++, Dockerfile, SASS, Shell Script, Swift, TypeScript, LESS, Go and SQL all work — and more are being added all the time.

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SonarQube might have been around for a bit longer, but due to its pricing it’s also much less accessible. We believe in creating a platform that’s accessible for everyone who wants to ship high quality code, not just those with deep pockets. That’s why Codacy is free to use for anyone building an open source project. It’s not a watered-down version either — you get access to all features.

We don’t put a limit on the lines of code you’re able to analyze, and our top of the line customer support is always free of charge. If you need unlimited private repositories, priority support and faster analysis, there’s the option to upgrade to our Pro plan for a low monthly fee. If your needs are even bigger, our Enterprise solution makes it possible to host the product on your own servers for first-class security.

Small team, big benefits

Even though we create a highly secure and incredibly competent product, as a company we’re relatively small. Unlike SonarQube, we don’t have hundreds of employees around the world, but instead prefer to keep our overhead limited. This means that we’re constantly pushing out improvements to the platform, adding new features and security updates on a regular basis, without being held back by a corporate structure. Then there’s our impeccable customer service that quickly replies to any question you might have. And we don’t just give you the perfect answer, we do it in a friendly, personal and human way.

All in all, there’s a whole world out there besides SonarQube — why not explore it? At Codacy, we want you to deploy better code in a faster and more efficient way — that’s why we’re being used by leading companies like Adobe and PayPal. It’s perfect for everything from large-scale corporate projects to small open source projects.

It’s easy to get started — just sign up with your GitHub account and take us for a spin. It’s free!

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