Codacy vs. SonarQube

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
SonarQube
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
SonarQube is a code quality and vulnerability solution for development teams that integrates with CI/CD pipelines to ensure the software you produce is secure, reliable, and maintainable.
$160
per year per installation
Pricing
CodacySonarQube
Editions & Modules
Open Source
$0.00
Startup
$0.00
Pro
$15.00
user/mo
Enterprise
$40.00
user/mo
Community
Free
Developer EDITION
Starts at $160
per year per installation
Enterprise EDITION
Starts at $21,000
per year per installation
Data Center EDITION
Starts at $136,000
per year per installation
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CodacySonarQube
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
CodacySonarQube
Considered Both Products
Codacy
Chose 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 …
Chose Codacy
Codacy provides a good support mechanism and has very intuitive UI. Even a newbie can understand the details of a code base. The best part is you don't have to manually update everything. Once you have connected the git repository, it will automatically rate the code and …
SonarQube
Top Pros
Top Cons
Best Alternatives
CodacySonarQube
Small Businesses
GitHub
GitHub
Score 9.1 out of 10
GitLab
GitLab
Score 8.9 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
GitHub
GitHub
Score 9.1 out of 10
GitLab
GitLab
Score 8.9 out of 10
Enterprises
Perforce Helix Core
Perforce Helix Core
Score 6.4 out of 10
GitLab
GitLab
Score 8.9 out of 10
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User Ratings
CodacySonarQube
Likelihood to Recommend
9.5
(6 ratings)
8.7
(34 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
CodacySonarQube
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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Sonar
SonarQube is excellent if you start using it at the beginning when developing a new system, in this situation you will be able to fix things before they become spread and expensive to correct. It’s a bit less suitable to use on existing code with bad design as it’s usually too expensive to fix everything and only allows you to ensure the situation doesn’t get worse.
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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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Sonar
  • Detecting bugs and vulnerabilities: SonarQube can identify a wide range of bugs and vulnerabilities in code, such as null pointer exceptions, SQL injection, and cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. It uses static analysis to analyze the code and identify potential issues, and it can also integrate with dynamic analysis tools to provide even more detailed analysis.
  • Measuring code quality: SonarQube can measure a wide range of code quality metrics, such as cyclomatic complexity, duplicated code, and code coverage. This can help teams understand the quality of their code and identify areas that need improvement.
  • Providing actionable insights: SonarQube provides detailed information about issues in the code, including the file and line number where the issue occurs and the severity of the issue. This makes it easy for developers to understand and address issues in the code.
  • Integrating with other tools: SonarQube can be integrated with a wide range of development tools and programming languages, such as Git, Maven, and Java. This allows teams to use SonarQube in their existing development workflow and take advantage of its powerful code analysis capabilities.
  • Managing technical debt: SonarQube provides metrics and insights on the technical debt on the codebase, enabling teams to better prioritize issues to improve the quality of the code.
  • Compliance with coding standards: SonarQube can check the code against industry standards like OWASP, CWE and more, making sure the code is compliant with security and coding standards.
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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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Sonar
  • Importing a new custom quality profile on SonarQube is a bit tricky, it can be made easier
  • Every second time when we want to rerun the server, we have to restart the whole system, otherwise, the server stops and closes automatically
  • When we generate a new report a second time and try to access the report, it shows details of the old report only and takes a lot of time to get updated with the details of the new and fresh report generated
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Usability
Codacy
No answers on this topic
Sonar
It can improve in some user experience and usability parts, like the code view and the way we assign issues it's a bit hidden and not highlighted
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Support Rating
Codacy
Great company and support team!
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Sonar
We we easily able to integrate the SonarQube steps into our TFS process via the Microsoft Marektplace, we didn't have the need to call SonarQube support. We've used their online documentation and community forum if we ran into any issues.
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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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Sonar
SonarQube is an open-source. It's a scalable product. The costs for this application, for the kind of job it does, are pretty descent. Pipeline scan is more secured in SonarQube. Its a very good tool and its support multiple languages. Its main core competency is of static code analysis and that is why SonarQube exists and it does it exceedingly well. The quality of scan on code convention, best practices, coding standards, unit test coverage etc makes them one of the best competent tool in the market
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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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Sonar
  • Positive ROI from the standpoint of flagging several issues that would have otherwise likely been unaddressed and caused more time to be spent closer to launch
  • Slightly positive ROI from time-saving perspective (it's an automated check which is nice, but depending on the issues it finds, can take developers time to investigate and resolve)
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