Code Climate vs RuboCop: What are the differences?
What is Code Climate? 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.
What is RuboCop? A Ruby static code analyzer, based on the community Ruby style guide. RuboCop is a Ruby static code analyzer. Out of the box it will enforce many of the guidelines outlined in the community Ruby Style Guide.
Code Climate and RuboCop can be categorized as "Code Review" tools.
"Auto sync with Github" is the top reason why over 68 developers like Code Climate, while over 8 developers mention "Open-source" as the leading cause for choosing RuboCop.
RuboCop is an open source tool with 10.1K GitHub stars and 2.11K GitHub forks. Here's a link to RuboCop's open source repository on GitHub.
Chargify, DNSimple, and Harvest are some of the popular companies that use Code Climate, whereas RuboCop is used by StackShare, WeLab Limited, and Keplar Agency. Code Climate has a broader approval, being mentioned in 134 company stacks & 45 developers stacks; compared to RuboCop, which is listed in 44 company stacks and 25 developer stacks.
What is Code Climate?
What is RuboCop?
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What are the cons of using RuboCop?
This is one of the key tools I can't leave out when I'm working on a project, basically it is mandatory for me to use it on my Ruby on Rails projects. I think the price is a little expensive for a "Solo plan" but if you can get your client to pay, it's definitely worth it. You or the future developers that will continue with the project will thank you!
We use it as part of CI process to check code quality, to ensure that we're not inadvertently making common mistakes and can keep the smells and scope of code changes in line and clean. Having this step here should make future support and additions much more efficient and easy to understand.
Check duplicate code, complexity and common pitfalls. Code coverage indicator for Github README file.
checking our repo code quality.