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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.

Decisions about Code Climate and RuboCop
Weverton Timoteo

To communicate isn’t just getting rid of syntax errors and making code work. The code should communicate ideas to people through a programming language that computers can also understand.

You should adopt semantic variables, classes, modules, and methods names. For instance, in Ruby, we avoid using particular prefixes such as is_paid, get_name and set_name. In their places, we use directly paid?, name, and name=.

My advice is to use idiomatic and features that the programming language you use offers to you whenever possible, and figure out ways to better pass the message.

Why wouldn’t we be worried about semantics, typos, and styles? We should care for the quality of our code, and the many concepts that define it. You can start by using a linter to collect some issues from your codebase automatically.

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Pros of Code Climate
Pros of RuboCop
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    Auto sync with Github
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    Simple grade system that motivates to keep code clean
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    Better coding
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    Free for open source
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    Hotspots for quick refactoring candidates
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    Continued encouragement to a have better / cleaner code
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    Great UI
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    Makes you a better coder
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    Duplication Detection
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    Safe and Secure
  • 2
    Private
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    Locally Installable API
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    Uses rubocop
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    Extremely accurate in telling you the errors
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    GitHub only
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    Python inspection
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    great open community
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    GitHub integration, status inline in PRs
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    Open-source
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    Completely free
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    Runs Offline
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    Customizable
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    Follows the Ruby Style Guide by default
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    Can automatically fix some problems
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    Atom package
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    Integrates with Vim/Emacs/Atom/Sublime/
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    Integrates With Custom CMS

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Cons of Code Climate
Cons of RuboCop
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    Learning curve, static analysis comparable to eslint
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    Complains about small stylistic decisions
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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 RuboCop?

    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.

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