Sonarlint is a top-rated code analysis tool that detects code quality and security issues on the fly. The key benefits of using Sonarlint to detect bugs are applying thousands of rules that notice common mistakes in our code. It works like a spell-checker, where issues are seen on the fly and reported as we write the code. Sonarlint precisely pinpoints where the problem is and provides recommendations on how to fix it.
Sonarlint – The Code Analysis Tool
Sonarlint provides rich document sets that help us understand the issues better and discover the coding best practices. Sonarlint is multilingual and supports many languages. After installing the Sonarlint plugin, a startup notification will ask for installing support for additional languages. You can do this any time from the Sonarlint menu option.
Sonarlint is an easy to use plugin where it doesn’t need any configuration after the installation.
Full solution analysis can be done by additional configuration in the visual studio.
Sonarlint is integrated with Microsoft Code Analysis framework. The rules can be fine tuned in the .ruleset file.
Sonarlint plugin can be installed or supported by below list of development IDEs
- IntelliJ IDEA
- Visual Studio
- VS Code
Sonarlint is fully automated, which makes your code reliable by avoiding bugs and undefined behavior. It makes your code secured by avoiding breaches or attacks. Also, it makes your code maintainable by code updates.
The Sonarlint defined a set of rules for each programming language to validate the target code and provide necessary fixes if there are any issues. You can see all rules by following the rules.sonarsource.com. This is the official document repository of Sonarlint, which covers the ruleset of all the languages. The document explains each rule in-depth by providing problem definitions and associated solutions with code snippets. This is one of the good resources for developers to understand how to code better.
Sonarlint covers most of the popular programming languages listed below.
Solarlint can be downloaded from it’s official download location.
Sonarlint is currently supported for three major Visual Studio versions 2015, 2017, and 2019.
Sonarlint reports issues on the files that we are editing. The Output panel shows output from Sonarlint as well. You can increase the verbosity in the Visual Studio options under the Sonarlint menu item.
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