Code Climate vs SonarQube

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Code Climate vs SonarQube: 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 SonarQube? Continuous Code Quality. SonarQube provides an overview of the overall health of your source code and even more importantly, it highlights issues found on new code. With a Quality Gate set on your project, you will simply fix the Leak and start mechanically improving.

Code Climate and SonarQube belong to "Code Review" category of the tech stack.

"Auto sync with Github" is the primary reason why developers consider Code Climate over the competitors, whereas "Tracks code complexity and smell trends" was stated as the key factor in picking SonarQube.

SonarQube is an open source tool with 3.78K GitHub stars and 1.06K GitHub forks. Here's a link to SonarQube's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Code Climate has a broader approval, being mentioned in 144 company stacks & 48 developers stacks; compared to SonarQube, which is listed in 105 company stacks and 61 developer stacks.

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Pros of Code Climate
Pros of SonarQube
  • 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
  • 22
    Tracks code complexity and smell trends
  • 13
    IDE Integration
  • 7
    Complete code Review

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Cons of Code Climate
Cons of SonarQube
  • 2
    Learning curve, static analysis comparable to eslint
  • 1
    Complains about small stylistic decisions
  • 7
    Sales process is long and unfriendly
  • 7
    Paid support is poor, techs arrogant and unhelpful

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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 SonarQube?

SonarQube provides an overview of the overall health of your source code and even more importantly, it highlights issues found on new code. With a Quality Gate set on your project, you will simply fix the Leak and start mechanically improving.

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