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Issue 24 - Q4 2017

2017 was a big year, not only because we released SonarQube 6.7 LTS but also because we launched a more flexible pricing model, based on lines of code (LOCs) to enable more companies to adopt our solutions.

Let’s see what 2018 will bring, meanwhile we wish you all the best for this new year!


SonarQube saw the release of the 6.7 Long Term Support (LTS) which brought long-awaiting features, like branch analysis, deeper code analysis, greater insights, and better integration to your workflow. Most of these improvements come free and open source and some are available as part of commercial editions plans, starting at 120€ per year.


Some improvements were added to SonarCloud, including new authentication with BitBucket. In the meantime, adoption continues to grow with 21.5k users, 9400 Open Source projects analyzed, and 160+ customers.


  • IntelliJ IDEA: developer notification, upgrade of SonarJava, SonarJS and SonarPHP code analyzers.
  • Eclipse: developer notification, upgrade of SonarJava, SonarJS and SonarPHP code analyzers.
  • Visual Studio: support .NET core projects in connected mode, upgrade of SonarC# and SonarVB code analyzers.

Last but not least, the SonarLint website has been revamped with a fresh new design and a better user experience.

Code Analyzers

  • SonarJava: support of Java 9 as an analysis runtime environment.
  • SonarCFamily: support for C++ 2017 syntax, computation of metrics in header files and 6 new rules.
  • SonarC#: 5 new rules, support for the executable line of code metric, Linux and MacOS, shared files and detection of auto-generated files.
  • SonarJS: flow type annotations support, 5 new rules and an extended “Sonar Way” profile.
  • SonarTS: 16 new rules.
  • SonarPHP: 19 new rules, Cognitive Complexity metrics, support for PHP 7.1 and 7.2.

Note that you can now browse thousands of rules classified by programming language, type, and severity on rules.sonarsource.com.

Team is Growing

A warm welcome to 3 new SonarSourcers:

  • Natalia Osinska and Elodie Schaumlöffel both joined the sales operations team
  • Guillaume Jambet joined the development team

See full team


The SonarSource City Tour 2017 travelled around Stockholm, Amsterdam, Milan, Bern & Madrid. The team was grateful to see a full room at every stop with lots of traction and interest from the audience. Meanwhile, we continued to spread the word around the power of our code analyzers speaking at 11 developer events all over the world. More to come early 2018!

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