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SonarQube Pros

SG
Lead Engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
I like that it's easy to navigate not just in terms of code findings but you can actually see them in the context of your source code because it gives you a copy of your code with the items that it found and highlights them. You can see it directly in your code, so you can easily go back and make the corrections in the code. It basically finds the problems for you and tells you where they are.
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Raja_Reddy - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager at kellton
One of the most valuable features of SonarQube is its ability to detect code quality during development. There are rules that define various technologies—Java, C#, Python, everything—and these rules declare the coding standards and code quality. With SonarQube, everything is detectable during the time of development and continuous integration, which is an advantage. SonarQube also has a Quality Gate, where the code should reach 85%. Below that, the code cannot be promoted to a further environment, it should be in a development environment only. So the checks are there, and SonarQube will provide that increase. It also provides suggestions on how the code can be fixed and methods of going about this, without allowing hackers to exploit the code. Another valuable feature is that it is tightly integrated with third-party tools. For example, we can see the SonarQube metrics in Bitbucket, the code repository. Once I raise the full request, the developer, team lead, or even the delivery lead can see the code quality metrics of the deliverable so that they can make a decision. SonarQube will also cover all of the top OWASP vulnerabilities, however it doesn't have penetration testing or hacker testing. We use other tools, like Checkmarx, to do penetration testing from the outside.
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SR
Team Lead at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
It is a very good tool for analysis despite its limitations.
There is a free version.
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PJ
Staff DevOps Specialist at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
My focus is mainly on the DevOps pipeline side of things, and from my perspective, the ease of use and configuration is valuable. It is pretty straightforward to take a deployment pipeline or CI/CD pipeline and integrate SonarQube into it.
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Hilman Tehrani - PeerSpot reviewer
Information Technology Technical Architect at a insurance company with 51-200 employees
The product has a friendly UI that is easy to use and understand.
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AN
Project Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
There's plenty of documentation available to users.
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Gustavo Lugo - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Solutions Officer at CleverIT B.V.
It is an easy tool that you can deploy and configure. After that you can measure the history of your obligation and integrate it with other tools like GitLab or GitHub or Azure DevOps to do quality code analysis.
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AhmedSaber - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior/Lead Software Engineer at a government with 51-200 employees
The static code analysis of the solution is the most important aspect for us. When it comes to security breaches within the code, we can leverage some rules to allow us to identify the repetition in our code and the possible targets that we may have. It makes it very easy to review our code for security purposes.
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AJ
DevOps Lead at a marketing services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The reporting and the results are quick. It gets integrated within the pipeline well.
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TS
Security consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's a great product. If you are in a hurry and just want to focus on the functional requirements of any kind of project, SonarQube is highly helpful. It enables the developers to code securely. SonarQube has a Community edition, which is open source and free. There are also three proprietary or paid versions: Enterprise edition, Data Center edition, and Developer edition.
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SonarQube Cons

SG
Lead Engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
The learning curve can be fairly steep at first, but then, it's not an entry-level type of application. It's not like an introduction to C programming. You should know not just C programming and how to make projects but also how to apply its findings to the bigger picture. I've had users who said that they wish it was easier to understand how to configure, but I don't know if that's doable because what it's doing is a very complicated thing. I don't know if it is possible to make a complicated thing trivially simple.
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Raja_Reddy - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager at kellton
SonarQube could be improved with more dynamic testing—basically, now, it's a static code analysis scan. For example, when the developer writes the code and does the corresponding unit test, he can cover functional and non-functional. So the SonarQube could be improved by helping to execute unit tests and test dynamically, using various parameters, and to help detect any vulnerabilities. Currently, it'll just give the test case and say whether it passes or fails—it won't give you any other input or dynamic testing. They could use artificial intelligence to build a feature that would help developers identify and fix issues in the early stages, which would help us deliver the product and reduce costs. Another area with room for improvement is in regard to automating things, since the process currently needs to be done manually.
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SR
Team Lead at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
There are limitations to the free version that limit development options as far as languages.
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PJ
Staff DevOps Specialist at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
A little bit more emphasis on security and a bit more security scanning features would be nice.
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Hilman Tehrani - PeerSpot reviewer
Information Technology Technical Architect at a insurance company with 51-200 employees
The documentation is not clear and it needs to be updated.
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AN
Project Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
There needs to be a shareable reporting piece or something we can click and generate easily.
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Gustavo Lugo - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Solutions Officer at CleverIT B.V.
In terms of what can be improved, the areas that need more attention in the solution are its architecture and development.
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AhmedSaber - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior/Lead Software Engineer at a government with 51-200 employees
There are sometimes security breaches in our code, which aren't be caught by SonarQube. In the security area, SonarCube has to improve. It needs to better compete with other products.
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AJ
DevOps Lead at a marketing services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The pricing could be reduced a bit. It's a little expensive.
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TS
Security consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
If I configure a project in SonarQube, it generates a token. When we're compiling our code with SonarQube, we have to provide the token for security reasons. If IP-based connectivity is established with the solution, the project should automatically be populated without providing any additional token. It will be easy to provide just the IP address. It currently supports this functionality, but it makes a different branch in the project dashboard. From the configuration and dashboard point of view, it should have some transformations. There can be dashboard integration so that we can configure the dashboard for different purposes.
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Buyer's Guide
SonarQube
July 2022
Learn what your peers think about SonarQube. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: July 2022.
620,600 professionals have used our research since 2012.