Sonar in the news

by olivier gaudin|

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

    Open Source Code Quality Tools: Sonar
    By Roberto Galoppini, 3 September 2010

    During the development of SOS Open Source we analyzed over 60 tools to evaluate open source software, and among them we came across Sonar. Sonar is an open source software quality management tool dedicated to continuously analyze and measure source code quality, with very active users and developers mailing-lists and over 3000 downloads per month.

    What has Maven ever done for us?
    By John Ferguson Smart, 3 September 2010

    Notes from the People's Popular Anti-Maven Front of Java General Meeting.

    REG: All these years. Maven has bled us dry with convoluted XML files, forced us to respect the Maven way, and made us download the internet at every build. And what has Maven ever given us in return?!

    Using Sonar Metrics to Assess Promotion of Builds to Downstream Environments
    By Sterling Barton, 22 September 2010

    For those of you that don’t already know about Sonar you are missing an important tool in your quality assessment arsenal. Sonar is an open source tool that is a foundational platform to manage your software’s quality. The image below shows one of the main dashboard views that teams can use to get insights into their software’s health...

    Technical Debt Assessment, Sterling Barton LLC and the Moussaka
    By Israel Gat, 23 September 2010

    A few month ago Chris Sterling and I were carrying out a Cutter Technical Debt Assessment and Valuation engagement for a venture capitalist who was considering a certain company. We discovered various things in the code of this company. More noteworthy, my deep domain expertise led to Chris discovering the great Greek dish Moussaka.

    SQALE | Software Quality Assessment based on Lifecycle Expectations
    By Lasterday Blog, 28 September 2010

    An interesting looking emerging Software Quality Framework. Mapped right onto the SDLC it seems to combine a lot of ideas that have come before it. Sonar had already been reporting on Static and Dynamic analysis results in terms of things like reliability, portability..., they even had a technical debt plugin SQALE seems to use the technical debt metaphor but in a very practical way. You decide your Qulaity thresholds and SQALE would tell you, in terms of amount of remediation (TD?) how far from your target you are.

    NB : SonarSource will release in october a plugin that implements the SQALE methodology.