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Import issues of your favorite linters in SonarCloud!

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Fabrice Bellingard

VP of Products


  • SonarCloud

TSLint and ESLint issues for TypeScript projects

If you are a TypeScript developer who has already tried SonarCloud, you probably wondered:

Why does SonarCloud not report TSLint issues? I don't want to choose between SonarCloud rules and TSLint rules, I want the best of both worlds!

We understand that TSLint and ESLint are very popular linters in the TypeScript world, used inside the IDE (probably along with SonarLint!) to enforce good coding practices. This why it was obvious that SonarCloud should also report issues coming from them.

Now, when you analyze your TypeScript project with SonarCloud, you can configure it to import TSLint and ESLint reports and make the issues appear as first-class citizens inside the service:

Once reported on SonarCloud, those issues are tracked like any other issue, they can be assigned to developers, be tagged, ... etc. The only differences with SonarCloud built-in rules are:

  • the configuration for TSLint or ESLint rules cannot be done through the "Quality Profiles" page, it is based exclusively on the native configuration files available in the code (tsling.config for instance)
  • issues imported from those linters cannot be resolved as false-positive or won't fix in the UI

Check out our sample TS project on SonarCloud, and look into its source code to get started quickly!

It's important to note that this feature is part of a bigger picture: importing issues from external linters is becoming mainstream in SonarCloud. It is already in the plans to have built-in support for other linters, so stay tuned!

Go go go!

You've been asking for Go support over the last year? Go is the latest addition to SonarCloud in terms of supported languages - which now brings to 17 the number of languages available out of the box!

You get everything you need to scan your Go projects: 40 rules, core metrics (including Cognitive Complexity), coverage import and duplication detection.

Happy Go coding!

Birth of the SonarCloud GitHub application

If you are analyzing your code hosted on GitHub, you probably activated the analysis and decoration of pull requests like described in our previous product news. We hope you like it!

To make things easier, we have now published the first version of the SonarCloud GitHub application which currently does only one thing: it removes the need to configure a GitHub token on your project to activate the PR decoration. You just need to install the application on your organizations (by hitting, get rid of the user token you might have set on your projects, and that's all. Comments on your PR will then be authored by SonarCloud itself!

Don't forget that it is still up to you to trigger the analysis, either using our Travis Add-on or specifying the relevant parameters if you are on another CI service.

This first version of the GitHub application is just the beginning of many improvements to make your lives easier! We plan to use it to greatly improve the overall user experience in SonarCloud when you come from GitHub: linking repositories and projects to simplify the creation and configuration of analyses, better team onboarding, and at some point automatic triggering of analyses by SonarCloud itself. Quite exciting times!

Graceful handling of username change

Over the past months, we have had many questions from users who updated their usernames on GitHub or Bitbucket Cloud:

Help! I renamed my GitHub account and lost everything on SonarCloud!

In fact, nothing was lost. This was just a limitation: SonarCloud could not detect that a username had been changed in the other systems, and therefore was creating a brand new user on the service.

This is now the past! SonarCloud can now detect this situation, and seamlessly update your SonarCloud accordingly.

New rules for Python, Java and Swift

If you are developing with the following languages, you might be interested in the new rules that were deployed recently on SonarCloud: