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Reek vs SourceLevel: What are the differences?

Developers describe Reek as "Code smell detector for Ruby". Reek is a tool that examines Ruby classes, modules, and methods and reports any Code Smells it finds. On the other hand, SourceLevel is detailed as "Metrics and Automated Code Review for Engineering Teams". It runs more than 30 different engines and supports lots of programming languages. It comments straight into pull requests the found issues, so your team can easily spot and fix them. In adittion, we show charts showing your code health, so you can follow its improvement over time.

Reek and SourceLevel can be categorized as "Code Review" tools.

Reek is an open source tool with 3.26K GitHub stars and 233 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Reek's open source repository on GitHub.

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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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What is Reek?

Reek is a tool that examines Ruby classes, modules, and methods and reports any Code Smells it finds.

What is SourceLevel?

It runs more than 30 different engines and supports lots of programming languages. It comments straight into pull requests the found issues, so your team can easily spot and fix them. In adittion, we show charts showing your code health, so you can follow its improvement over time.

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What are some alternatives to Reek and SourceLevel?
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.
ESLint
A pluggable and configurable linter tool for identifying and reporting on patterns in JavaScript. Maintain your code quality with ease.
Prettier
Prettier is an opinionated code formatter. It enforces a consistent style by parsing your code and re-printing it with its own rules that take the maximum line length into account, wrapping code when necessary.
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.
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.
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