Code Climate vs Coveralls: 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, Coveralls is detailed as "Track your project's code coverage over time, changes to files, and badge your GitHub repo". Coveralls works with your CI server and sifts through your coverage data to find issues you didn't even know you had before they become a problem. Free for open source, pro accounts for private repos, instant sign up with GitHub OAuth.
Code Climate belongs to "Code Review" category of the tech stack, while Coveralls can be primarily classified under "Code Coverage".
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, Coveralls provides the following key features:
- Repository Coverage Statistics
- Individual File Coverage Reports
- Line By Line Coverage
"Auto sync with Github" is the top reason why over 68 developers like Code Climate, while over 44 developers mention "Free for public repositories" as the leading cause for choosing Coveralls.
StackShare, Typeform, and thoughtbot are some of the popular companies that use Code Climate, whereas Coveralls is used by Mapbox, Practo, and Kong. Code Climate has a broader approval, being mentioned in 144 company stacks & 48 developers stacks; compared to Coveralls, which is listed in 58 company stacks and 45 developer stacks.
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