Accelerate Products Development at SonarSource

by olivier gaudin|

    We founded SonarSource 8 years ago with a dream to one day provide every developer the ability to measure the code quality of his projects. And we had a motto for this: "Democratize access to code quality tooling". To make this dream come true we invested all our time and energy into developing the SonarQube platform, hiring a great team and building an open source business model to sustain the company growth and keep our freedom. We have also invested a lot in the relationship with our community; giving a lot and also getting back a lot.

    Thanks to this approach, here are some examples of what we were able to deliver in the last few years:

    • on-the-fly Feedback in the IDE with SonarLint
    • analysis of 18 languages
    • deep analysis to cover the reliability and security domains
    • high availability and multi-tenancy of the platform to soon launch sonarqube.com
    • ...

    After 8 years of effort, we believe we have built great products along with an awesome 60-person company, a solid business and a great brand. We are very proud of these, but we do not think our dream has come true yet. Why? Because Continuous Code Quality still isn't a commodity the way SCM, Continuous Integration, and artifacts management are: every developer should benefit from the power of a path-sensitive, context-sensitive data flow analysis engine to detect the nastiest bugs and subtlest security vulnerabilities. sonarqube.com should be a no-brainer for anyone who uses Github.com, VSTS, Travis CI... In other words, everyone writing code should want to benefit from the best analyzers to make sure each line produced is secure, reliable and maintainable.

    To take up this challenge, we have made a choice to partner with Insight Venture Partners, one of the very best VCs in our domain. By leveraging their experience, we strongly believe we will be making our dream come true... way sooner than another 8 years!

    Simon, Freddy & Olivier
    The SonarSource Founders