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Sonar (SonarQube) in Action : Track and improve your source’s code quality

Posted by Patroklos Papapetrou on April 10, 2013


Software quality is about a lot more than slinging good code. As a developer you use numerous tools, techniques, frameworks, and processes as you write, organize, build, test, refactor, and continuously improve your applications. Sonar (SonarQube), a free and open source quality platform, makes it radically easier to track, manage, and enhance the overall quality of your code. It leverages respected tools like Findbugs, PMD, and Checkstyle, and implements well-established best practices to provide a full-featured, robust platform for code quality measurement, review, and remediation. Originally Java-only, Sonar now works with many other languages.

The Sonar (SonarQube) in Action book shows developers how to use the Sonar platform to help them continuously improve their source code with practical examples. The book presents Sonar’s core Seven Axes of Quality: design /architecture, duplications, comments, unit tests, complexity, potential bugs, coding rules. You’ll find simple, easy to follow discussion and examples as you learn to integrate Sonar into your development process. Once you’ve used Sonar to identify problems in your code, you’ll learn how to leverage Sonar’s review functionality and IDE integration to make fixing those issues a smooth and transparent process. Sonar boasts an active community with many high-quality contributed plug-ins. If you’re up for it, you’ll learn how to extend Sonar by writing your own plug-ins.

On April 11th ( a couple of months before it hits the shelves) the book Sonar (SonarQube) in Action will be featured as the Deal of the Day. The deal will go live at Midnight US ET and will stay active for ~48 hours. So this your chance to get it at half price. Just use the code dotd0411au when you checkout.

Book’s page at manning.com : Sonar in Action
The Deal of the Day offer also applies to Effective Unit Testing

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