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Code Climate vs Codecov: What are the differences?

Developers describe Code Climate as "Automated Ruby Code Review". After each Git push, Code Climate analyzes your code for complexity, duplication, and common smells to determine changes in quality and surface technical debt hotspots. On the other hand, Codecov is detailed as "Hosted coverage reports with awesome features to enhance your CI workflow". Our patrons rave about our elegant coverage reports, integrated pull request comments, interactive commit graphs, our Chrome plugin and security.

Code Climate and Codecov are primarily classified as "Code Review" and "Code Coverage" tools respectively.

Some of the features offered by Code Climate are:

  • Automated Git Updates- Nothing to install. Code Climate runs everytime you push a new commit.
  • Activity Feeds- Up-to-the-minute information so you can see when and how code changes.
  • Instant Notifications- Major security and quality changes pushed to where you work: email, Campfire, HipChat, and RSS feeds.

On the other hand, Codecov provides the following key features:

  • Beautiful Reports
  • Pull Request Comments
  • Interactive Commit Graphs

"Auto sync with Github" is the top reason why over 68 developers like Code Climate, while over 14 developers mention "More stable than coveralls" as the leading cause for choosing Codecov.

StackShare, Typeform, and thoughtbot are some of the popular companies that use Code Climate, whereas Codecov is used by Repro, ContentSquare, and Talkable. Code Climate has a broader approval, being mentioned in 144 company stacks & 48 developers stacks; compared to Codecov, which is listed in 49 company stacks and 29 developer stacks.

Decisions about Code Climate and Codecov

My website is brand new and one of the few requirements of testings I had to implement was code coverage. Never though it was so hard to implement using a #docker container. Given my lack of experience, every attempt I tried on making a simple code coverage test using the 4 combinations of #TravisCI, #CircleCi with #Coveralls, #Codecov I failed. The main problem was I was generating the .coverage file within the docker container and couldn't access it with #TravisCi or #CircleCi, every attempt to solve this problem seems to be very hacky and this was not the kind of complexity I want to introduce to my newborn website. This problem was solved using a specific action for #GitHubActions, it was a 3 line solution I had to put in my github workflow file and I was able to access the .coverage file from my docker container and get the coverage report with #Codecov.

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Pros of Code Climate
Pros of Codecov
  • 71
    Auto sync with Github
  • 49
    Simple grade system that motivates to keep code clean
  • 45
    Better coding
  • 29
    Free for open source
  • 21
    Hotspots for quick refactoring candidates
  • 15
    Continued encouragement to a have better / cleaner code
  • 13
    Great UI
  • 11
    Makes you a better coder
  • 10
    Duplication Detection
  • 5
    Safe and Secure
  • 2
    Private
  • 1
    Locally Installable API
  • 1
    Uses rubocop
  • 1
    Extremely accurate in telling you the errors
  • 1
    GitHub only
  • 1
    Python inspection
  • 1
    great open community
  • 1
    GitHub integration, status inline in PRs
  • 16
    More stable than coveralls
  • 15
    Easy setup
  • 12
    GitHub integration
  • 10
    They reply their users
  • 8
    Easy setup,great ui
  • 4
    Golang support
  • 4
    Easily see per-commit coverage in GitHub
  • 4
    Steve is the man
  • 3
    Code coverage
  • 3
    Merges coverage from multiple CI jobs
  • 3
    JSON in web hook
  • 2
    Free for public repositories
  • 2
    Newest Android SDK preinstalled
  • 2
    Cool diagrams
  • 1
    Bitbucket Integration

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Cons of Code Climate
Cons of Codecov
  • 1
    Learning curve, static analysis comparable to eslint
  • 1
    Complains about small stylistic decisions
  • 1
    GitHub org / team integration is a little too tight
  • 0
    Delayed results by hours since recent outage
  • 0
    Support does not respond to email

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What is Code Climate?

After each Git push, Code Climate analyzes your code for complexity, duplication, and common smells to determine changes in quality and surface technical debt hotspots.

What is Codecov?

Our patrons rave about our elegant coverage reports, integrated pull request comments, interactive commit graphs, our Chrome plugin and security.

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What companies use Code Climate?
What companies use Codecov?
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