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Hound vs RuboCop: What are the differences?

What is Hound? A hosted service that comments on Ruby style guide violations in your GitHub pull requests. Take care of pesky code reviews with a trusty Hound. Hound reviews GitHub pull requests for style guide violations.

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.

Hound and RuboCop can be categorized as "Code Review" tools.

"Comments on style so I don't have to" is the primary reason why developers consider Hound over the competitors, whereas "Open-source" was stated as the key factor in picking RuboCop.

Hound and RuboCop are both open source tools. RuboCop with 10.1K GitHub stars and 2.14K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Hound with 1.72K GitHub stars and 393 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, RuboCop has a broader approval, being mentioned in 44 company stacks & 25 developers stacks; compared to Hound, which is listed in 10 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.

What is Hound?

Hound reviews GitHub pull requests using tools like RuboCop, ESLint, Stylelint, etc .

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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      ESLint
      A pluggable and configurable linter tool for identifying and reporting on patterns in JavaScript. Maintain your code quality with ease.
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      Decisions about Hound and RuboCop
      Francisco Quintero
      Francisco Quintero
      Tech Lead at Dev As Pros | 7 upvotes 224.7K views
      atDev As ProsDev As Pros
      Node.js
      Node.js
      Rails
      Rails
      Amazon EC2
      Amazon EC2
      Heroku
      Heroku
      RuboCop
      RuboCop
      JavaScript
      JavaScript
      ESLint
      ESLint
      Slack
      Slack
      Twist
      Twist

      For many(if not all) small and medium size business time and cost matter a lot.

      That's why languages, frameworks, tools, and services that are easy to use and provide 0 to productive in less time, it's best.

      Maybe Node.js frameworks might provide better features compared to Rails but in terms of MVPs, for us Rails is the leading alternative.

      Amazon EC2 might be cheaper and more customizable than Heroku but in the initial terms of a project, you need to complete configurationos and deploy early.

      Advanced configurations can be done down the road, when the project is running and making money, not before.

      But moving fast isn't the only thing we care about. We also take the job to leave a good codebase from the beginning and because of that we try to follow, as much as we can, style guides in Ruby with RuboCop and in JavaScript with ESLint and StandardJS.

      Finally, comunication and keeping a good history of conversations, decisions, and discussions is important so we use a mix of Slack and Twist

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      Jerome Dalbert
      Jerome Dalbert
      Senior Backend Engineer at StackShare | 5 upvotes 214.8K views
      atStackShareStackShare
      GitHub
      GitHub
      CircleCI
      CircleCI
      Code Climate
      Code Climate
      Brakeman
      Brakeman
      RuboCop
      RuboCop
      RSpec
      RSpec
      Rails
      Rails
      Git
      Git
      #ContinuousIntegration

      The continuous integration process for our Rails backend app starts by opening a GitHub pull request. This triggers a CircleCI build and some Code Climate checks.

      The CircleCI build is a workflow that runs the following jobs:

      • check for security vulnerabilities with Brakeman
      • check code quality with RuboCop
      • run RSpec tests in parallel with the knapsack gem, and output test coverage reports with the simplecov gem
      • upload test coverage to Code Climate

      Code Climate checks the following:

      • code quality metrics like code complexity
      • test coverage minimum thresholds

      The CircleCI jobs and Code Climate checks above have corresponding GitHub status checks.

      Once all the mandatory GitHub checks pass and the code+functionality have been reviewed, developers can merge their pull request into our Git master branch. Code is then ready to deploy!

      #ContinuousIntegration

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