SonarQube Review

Plenty of features, but needs multiple other products to function well


What is our primary use case?

SonarQube can be used to analyze application code. We are testing SonarQube with some of our other products. We use the Sonar Link plugin with Teamscale, which is then applied to the main product we are using.

What is most valuable?

I am only interested in the security features in SonarQube. There are plenty of features other features, such as test coverage, code anomalies, and pointer access are handled by the business logic teams. They get the reports and they have to fix them in JIRA or Bugzilla.

What needs improvement?

We have to combine several products in order to cover as many flaws that might exist in the code. We have to integrate several products to set the security functionality of the product. SonarQube should have better functionality to cover all areas of security limiting our need for other products.

We have tens of millions of code to be analyzed and processed. There can be some performance degradation if we are applying Sonar Link to large code or code that is complex. When the code had to be analyzed is when we ran into the main issues. There were several routines involved to solve those performance issues but this process should be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for approximately three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

There can be some stability issues.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have used Veracode.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I have evaluated many other solutions similar to SonarQube.

What other advice do I have?

I rate SonarQube a six out of ten.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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