Doing More with Less in Uncertain Times

by bruce herbert|

    Even though efficiency of all work processes is a goal of any business striving for success, it is even more of a challenge given the current economic climate. This bar shifts higher every day.

    Tackling time is especially relevant to software development. Over the last several years, software developers across industries have reported growing workloads and resource constraints, leading to frequent failures to meet project deadlines.

    Now, more than ever, when development teams are trying to manage the same amount of work with fewer resources (due to things like layoffs), technologies can and should be utilized to address the problem of overburdened development teams..

    To better maximize time, software developers will benefit from better tooling that makes their jobs easier, such as code analysis tools that find and fix issues as they write code and perform automated code reviews to deliver code that is free of issues. 

    Automated code reviews

    An automated code review is a process of analyzing code using smart, automated code review tools. In this process, the code is analyzed and the defects are found. Automated code reviews reduce the time and effort required in manual code reviews, which are performed by human reviewers. Some of the key benefits of automated code reviews include: 

    • Reduced time: Developers can review all the changes made in the code concisely and with less effort – making feedback loops shorter.
    • Easy to scale: Even for large teams of developers, the code review process can be automated without any issues.
    • Easy to use: Automated code review tools can seamlessly integrate into any CI/CD workflow and DevOps platform.
    • Cost effective: Automated code reviews enhance the development workflow for a better ROI.

    Clean as You Code

    Too often, applications deployed throughout an organization are based on a hodge-podge of legacy and new code, are increasingly challenging to maintain, and are inherently vulnerable to failure.

    Having high-standard code is essential for businesses to mitigate the impact of costly tech debt, production issues, and security breaches. The software community understands the development stage is the first and best opportunity to minimize maintenance, risks, and rework.

    Sonar’s Clean as You Code approach focuses on minimizing risk and maximizing output instead of remediation. We uniquely detect issues and offer contextual help so developers can resolve them quickly – always getting the right information at the right time and in the right place. 

    Here is a look at how it works.

    Quality Gate and PR analysis

    As complexity grows and software continues to evolve, developers inevitably touch existing code to make new changes. As every line of updated code goes through a Quality Gate, old code gets progressively remediated in the process.

    With Sonar’s Pull Request (PR) analysis and decoration, developers can make sure their code is at the highest quality before it is merged. They can optionally fail their pipeline if the Quality Gate does not pass. 

    Project reports give development teams the current Quality Gate status and any failing conditions, plus the major metric values on new code. With a common understanding and carefully defined measures, code quality is maintained and projects are delivered on time.

    Ready to start maximizing your time?

    Improving efficiencies and code quality in today’s business climate, especially for under resourced or overburdened development teams, can be difficult. Sonar can help. Our solutions will enable you to maximize your time so you can focus on delivering better products and meeting critical deadlines.