Continuous Inspection

SonarLint for Eclipse 2.0 Released

SonarSource is pleased to announce the release of SonarLint for Eclipse version 2.0.

SonarLint for Eclipse 1.x series has been focused on giving instantaneous feedback on files opened and modified in the editor, as well as making sure that the most recent issues are the most visible ones (what we call the “Leak”) thanks the SonarLint Issues view. But with those versions, this is not possible to select which rules to execute on the code, nor to analyse files that are not Java, JavaScript or PHP code. What’s more, for developers already using SonarQube to continuously inspect their code, this is not possible to make sure that what they will get on the SonarQube server is exactly what they have in SonarLint.

SonarLint for Eclipse 2.0 provides the new connected mode that meets all those needs. With this version, you can now establish a connection to a SonarQube server (version greater than 5.2) :


Then, you can bind your project in Eclipse with the corresponding one on the SonarQube server:


And that’s all! Once a project is bound to a SonarQube server, SonarLint will automatically use the right set of rules defined in the quality profile configured for this project on SonarQube.

Note that this connected mode currently does not support commercial plugins – but this will come soon.

For more information, have a look to the release note or visit the dedicated SonarLint for Eclipse web site.

Have fun with SonarLint !