Codacy vs. Perforce Helix Core

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Codacy
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
Codacy automates code reviews and monitors code quality on every commit and pull request reporting back the impact of every commit or pull request, issues concerning code style, best practices, security, and many others. It monitors changes in code coverage, code duplication and code complexity. Saving developers time in code reviews thus efficiently tackling technical debt. JavaScript, Java, Ruby, Scala, PHP, Python, CoffeeScript and CSS are currently supported. Codacy is static analysis…
$0
Perforce Helix Core
Score 6.3 out of 10
N/A
Multinational company Perforce, headquartered in Alameda, California offers a version control and peer code review solution. Perforce version control is built around Helix Core with add-on products for code review (Helix Swarm) for free, and add Git support products (Helix4Git and Helix TeamHub). The original Perforce SCM solution was expanded via the Surround SCM, a software configuration management application which was developed by Seapine Software and now owned by Perforce since that…N/A
Pricing
CodacyPerforce Helix Core
Editions & Modules
Open Source
$0.00
Startup
$0.00
Pro
$15.00
user/mo
Enterprise
$40.00
user/mo
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CodacyPerforce Helix Core
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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CodacyPerforce Helix Core
Small Businesses
GitHub
GitHub
Score 9.0 out of 10
Git
Git
Score 10.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
GitHub
GitHub
Score 9.0 out of 10
Git
Git
Score 10.0 out of 10
Enterprises
Perforce Helix Core
Perforce Helix Core
Score 6.3 out of 10
Git
Git
Score 10.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
CodacyPerforce Helix Core
Likelihood to Recommend
9.4
(6 ratings)
4.0
(14 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
6.6
(5 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.6
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
CodacyPerforce Helix Core
Likelihood to Recommend
Codacy
I recommend it for companies that use several programming languages, as it supports several languages ​​such as Java, Javascript, Python, among others. However, for companies that use only one programming language, there are specific tools for each language that can be more complete in this scenario. I do not recommend it for companies that only use open source software, in which case there are other tools available.
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Perforce Software
While Perforce Helix is the best version control software out there, it can also be used to track your documentation, training videos and materials, and requirements. If you have strict compliance requirements, it can be used to ensure that those requirements are satisfied. Perforce Helix is incredibly flexible and can meet the needs of individual users as well as companies with thousands of users.
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Pros
Codacy
  • Seamless and easy integrations with GitHub for fantastic pipeline of viewing errors.
  • Intuitive UI which is easy to customize and built-in patterns recommendations and security checks helps to fix issues faster.
  • Metrics and duplication and complexity easily identify areas that need attention to fix it easy.
  • Great for open-source projects.
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Perforce Software
  • The branching mechanisms in Perforce allow for an enormous codebase to be duplicated into release versions weekly with little impact upon things such as the speed of queries against the version control.
  • Action triggers permit such things as automated builds of software versions, dynamic messaging when issues are identified either within or prior to a build process, and much more.
  • Locking provides the ability to prevent modifications of stable, tested versions in order to ensure validity when they are released.
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Cons
Codacy
  • There should be customization to get code quality for your own projects if standards are provided.
  • Offline or a standalone application is much needed from Codacy to get local support.
  • Spots a lot of errors and small ones that don't affect much about quality and are de-facto standards.
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Perforce Software
  • Perforce tends to feel backwards in how it approaches certain tasks, like branching and integrating - even once you figure out how it wants you to perform these tasks, you will likely forget when it comes around to the next time you need to do them again.
  • Perforce has a higher price tag, comparatively.
  • Perforce make some tasks very easy, and yet other tasks very difficult - it doesn't always seem to have found its target user's proficiency.
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Likelihood to Renew
Codacy
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Perforce Software
We are fully committed to our use of Perforce. It works well within our organization and our desire to share our code base with our customers. Their support staff are responsive, inquisitive, and eager to improve their software. I feel like we have a direct line to their design/feature team as they often solicit our feedback.
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Usability
Codacy
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Perforce Software
With Perforce Helix, you can use it via the command line, via P4V, or any of the other APIs included with the product. It is extremely easy for new users to get up and running. Users of Perforce Helix only have to pull in the files of interest to them. Also, Perforce is very easy to script and integrate into your CI/CD pipeline. Streams allows you to have pinpoint control of your workflow, and P4Search is the absolute best--I wish Perforce (the company) would talk more about this. It is absolutely fabulous!
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Reliability and Availability
Codacy
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Perforce Software
In our large environment, Perforce is rarely "down". We have regular maintenance windows and from time to time Perforce can feel a little slow, but its always available. Tech support has always worked with our engineers and IT department to make sure that any real performance or stability issues are addressed quickly.
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Support Rating
Codacy
Great company and support team!
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Perforce Software
I had two representatives from Perforce contact me after downloading it but never responded when I had questions. I also had a difficult time finding good training material for getting started. There is a lot of available support material when running into issues, though, because of how many large companies use it.
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Implementation Rating
Codacy
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Perforce Software
This rating is related to setting up an environment from an existing Perforce repository. Initial setup of Perforce as the repository for the company was done by a separate team long prior to my inception.
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Alternatives Considered
Codacy
Even though it is paid while SonarQube is free, we chose Codacy because it is simpler to configure and maintain the implemented rules. In addition, it offers support for the main programming languages ​​on the market, ensuring that we can continue to use it if we want to use other languages ​​in new products.
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Perforce Software
Git is great, I love Git. But it's not great for dealing with binary assets, even when using Git LFS. Locking is not as simple as on perforce. Git presents some problems on using for non-tech people it can get overwhelming and tech people have to come by and help.
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Return on Investment
Codacy
  • The integration of Codacy with new code base is quick and easy.
  • Improves our code.
  • Easy to detect errors easily.
  • Ability to check duplicate codes.
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Perforce Software
  • Decreased our implementation costs by allowing versioning and back out of customizations made in the field.
  • saves developers time through automation of changes between branches - they think less of the plumbing and have more time to write code.
  • Downside is training/managing expectations of new developers who come in assuming they will use Git.
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