Continuous Inspection

Issue #1, 18 April 2012

Welcome to our very first newsletter and some great news: We have released Sonar 3.0, the most stable and complete release to date, focused on taking continuous inspection to the enterprise. In addition, we have introduced new Professional and Enterprise Editions. These new products include the Sonar platform plus vendor support, maintenance guarantees and all the plugins needed by enterprises to get started immediately. The new commercial Developer Cockpit plugin released alongside Sonar 3.0 takes the platform’s unique continuous inspection approach one step further, engaging each developer by allowing them to identify their individual contribution. Keep reading to find out more about these and other newsworthy items.

Sonar 3.0 Released

Sonar 3.0 was released today, on 18 April 2012. Extended functionality includes real-time detection of quality issues introduced with new code and a related review process, as well as personalized dashboards configurable through widgets.

Sonar 3.0 is the most stable and complete release to date, focused on taking ongoing code-quality management to the enterprise. Version 3.0 of the Sonar platform includes 40 improvements and just as many bug fixes while maintaining compatibility with over 50 plugins and comes with long-term support.

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New Professional and Enterprise Editions

An important milestone was reached with Sonar 3.0: Professional and Enterprise Editions. These new products from SonarSource bundle Sonar with vendor support, maintenance guarantees and all the plugins needed by enterprises to get started immediately. SonarSource also provides consulting services to optimally tie Sonar’s functionality with the IT department’s business processes.

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New Developer Cockpit Plugin

The new commercial Developer Cockpit plugin released alongside Sonar 3.0 takes the platform’s unique continuous inspection approach one step further. Previous versions of Sonar have enabled software architects and managers to assess code quality per software project to gain a high- and low-level overview. In addition to that, the new version fully engages each developer by allowing them to identify their individual contribution.

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Join the Webinar on Sonar 3.0

Olivier Gaudin, CEO SonarSource, will introduce the audience to the enhanced feature set of Sonar 3.0. He will furthermore explain the continuous inspection approach and how to leverage it for enterprises that want to introduce or optimize code quality management in small to large development teams.

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Corporate Website Relaunched

With Sonar 3.0 and the new product editions, our product portfolio has matured tremendously, and so has our marketing. We have professionalized our corporate website by refining its design, messaging and information architecture. We have added a lot of information, especially to the Features section, to better showcase what’s great about SonarSource products.

Visit www.sonarsource.com

SonarSource at Devoxx France

SonarSource is participating in Devoxx France, a conference for Java developers currently taking place in Paris, from April 18-20. If you plan to be at the event, be sure to join our two presentations and the Meet and Greet event with SonarSource-sponsored cheese and wine.

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SonarSource at EclipseCon

Olivier Gaudin, CEO of SonarSource, attended EclipseCon 2012 between March 26-29. At the event, he made a presentation on why continuous inspection of code is an important aspect of continuous delivery.

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Sonar 2.14 Released

Sonar 2.14 was released on 19 March 2012 with enhancements such as the ability add notes to rules and to retrieve user information from third-party systems.

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New Plugin Releases

  • The PL/SQL 2.0 plugin has been updated. It provides 33 new rules, making Toad CodeXpert optional. Read more
  • The C plugin has been updated with 50+ rules. Read more
  • The Delphi plugin enables analysis of projects written using Delphi or Pascal. It was tested with projects written in Delphi 6, 7, 2006 and XE. Read more
  • The Python plugin enables analysis of projects written in Python. Key features include basic size metrics, cyclomatic complexity metrics, static code checking via Pylint, and recognition of code duplication. Read more
  • The LDAP 1.1.1 plugin enables the delegation of Sonar authentication and authorization to an external system. The plugin currently supports LDAP and Microsoft Active Directory. Read more

Sonar Achieves 18,000 Downloads For the Quarter

The upward trend in the number of Sonar downloads continues and we’re pleased to report that Sonar was downloaded 18,000 times in the last quarter. This is encouraging news and it illustrates that Sonar is quickly becoming the de facto standard for Continuous Inspection of code quality. If you aren’t already using it, why not try it today?

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Vanessa Briens Joins SonarSource

We are very happy to announce that Vanessa Briens joined SonarSource this month as an Administrative and Office Manager. After completing business school, Vanessa founded her own company and then worked as Client Services Manager and Marketing Manager.