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Issue 12 - Q4 2014

Happy new year 2015 from SonarSource! Looking back on the last couple months, we have been busy. SonarQube 4.5 has been released and it now computes the technical debt as a core feature of the platform, followed closely by SonarQube 4.5.1 which is the new long term supported version (LTS). We have also released new code quality and security rules and have made various improvements across all languages including Java, Cobol, C/C++, C# and Javascript.

SonarQube 4.5

SonarQube 4.5 is now available for download. The new features include:

  • Computation of the SQALE Rating and the Technical Debt Ratio along with a new “Technical Debt Synopsis” widget displaying this information
  • Improvement of Rules pages
  • Redesign of the Treemap
  • Many (130+) other improvements and bug fixes

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SonarQube 4.5.1

SonarQube 4.5.1, the new LTS version was released. Compared with previous LTS, it comes with:

  • Built-in support for technical debt calculation
  • Multi-language analysis with consolidated results
  • Introduction of Quality Gates and Rules Space for more intuitive management of standards and rules
  • UI consistency gain
  • New and updated widgets
  • Improved interactions outside the interface

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Plugin Releases

  • Views: Now possible to handle thousands of views and projects
  • Cobol: Symbol highlighting, new rules and improvement of existing rules
  • C/C++/Objective: Support for C++/CLI and C++/CX Microsoft extensions
  • C# plugin: Support for NUnit test results and FxCop “/reference” + “/directory” options
  • Javascript: Import of Unit Test results for jstest and js-test-driver XML reports
  • Java: New rules for bug detection

Welcome to Our New Colleagues

SonarSource is pleased to welcome:

  • Jean-Denis Coffre joins the customer support team
  • Kristi Karu is our new administrative assistant
  • Eric Hirlemann is the newest addition to the productivity team
  • Elena Vilchik joins the language team as a developer

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Events

SonarSource is sponsoring and speaking at conferences around the world. We have recently participated in:

  • Agile Breakfast #17: 17 December 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland
  • Codeurs en Seine: 27 November 2014 in Rouen, France
  • Clean Code Days: 11-12 November 2014 in Munich, Germany
  • Devoxx Belgium: 10-14 November 2014 in Antwerp, Belgium
  • SonarSource US Tour 27-30 October 2014 in Atlanta, Washington, Boston and New-York

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