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Announcing SonarQube 9.9 LTS!

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Kirti Joshi

Product Marketing Manager

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  • Clean Code
  • Clean as You Code
  • SonarQube
  • Announcement
SonarQube LTS 9.9

Big year, big news – SonarQube 9.9 Long-Term-Support (LTS) release is officially live! This release brings in many new capabilities for everyone and is the most exciting release you’ve been waiting for! Read on to get a glimpse of what’s new and then tune in to our webinar on February 16, 2023, to learn even more and ask questions. 

Scale, Security, Speed: Best LTS ever

Faster Pull Request Analysis

The best analysis results are only good if they come fast – that’s why we’ve done considerable work implementing incremental analysis and server-side caching to improve the speed of Pull Request analysis. You can now enjoy fast PR analysis – more than twice as fast as before for your programming language. Plus, you’ll notice an average of 60% faster and up to 90% faster first full project analysis for Git-based projects.  

Secure CloudNative Applications

With this LTS, we’ve added many rules for major cloud providers and their underlying technologies for secure development and deployment of Cloud Native applications.  

  • AWS: Deliver secure AWS infrastructure with new Terraform and CloudFormation rules. Plus new rules that cover the use of AWS CDK in Python and JavaScript/TypeScript as well as rules that help write secure application logic with AWS Lambdas using Serverless/SAM frameworks.
  • GCP & Microsoft Azure: New Terraform rules to secure your application deployment. 
  • Containerized deployment: New rules that analyze Docker and Kubernetes config files to weed out any potential security pitfalls. 

Enterprise-grade features for your scaling organization

Administration, management, governance, and internal/external compliance of your SonarQube instance is easier! We’ve added new reports such as PCI DSS, OWASP ASVS, project-level reports, and PDFs. Plus audit-logging, user communication, secure token handling, SCIM integration, support for SAML request signing & assertion encryption, and many other features!  

Lots of new rules, including Android taint analysis; better precision & accuracy

SonarQube brings new rules for Kotlin and Java to deliver safe, compliant Android apps. Plus improved precision, speed, and coverage of the taint analysis engine and rich educational content to make taint analysis rules easy to understand and contextual to your source code and framework. And you'll find new rules and support for new language versions for the languages you program in. 

UX improvements in-app & IDE

Many improvements in the UI for better issue clarity & focus; plus enhancements to the quality gate UX to help everyone implement and practice Clean as You Code. Writing code with Sonar is even more streamlined with real-time synch of Quality Profiles in the IDE with SonarLint, and an easier Connected Mode setup for a streamlined Clean Code delivery.

These are just a few highlights – See the FULL SONARQUBE 9.9 LTS RELEASE ANNOUNCEMENT 

But wait, tell me more – why & how should I upgrade? 

There are many benefits to upgrading. The 9.9 SonarQube Long-Term-Support provides a cumulative value of all the capabilities from the previous LTS release (version 8.9; released May 4, 2021) and is the most stable LTS version of the product. 

By migrating to the new version, you can get all the latest improvements, fixes, new functionality, and an overall stable product to deploy in your organization. Given the release of SQ 9.9 LTS, we will now phase out our support of the previous LTS (8.9 version) –  which means that bug fixes will not be patched on the older releases and we recommend you upgrade to the latest. 

Upgrading should be easy:  

And we are here to help if you have any questions. Refer to the Sonar Community for any questions or get direct help from your Commercial support team

Attend the LTS webinar – see the new capabilities live!

There's nothing better than hearing from us live, in a setting where you can see the features in action, get an opportunity to ask questions, and even hear from customers who are ready to upgrade. 

On Feb 16, 2023, Jeff Zapotoczny, Sales Engineering Lead, and I, Kirti Joshi - Product Marketing Lead will be hosting three region-specific webinars. 

Who should attend?

Current customers, users, or those intending to use Sonar for Clean Code

Choose a time that works best for you and see you there!

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