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Analysis of PascalABC.NET using SonarQube plugins: SonarC# and PVS-Studio

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  • In November 2016, we posted an article about the development and use of the PVS-Studio plugin for SonarQube. We received great feedback from our customers and interested users who requested testing the plugin on a real project. As the interest in this subject is not decreasing, we decided to test the plugin on a C# project PascalABC.NET. Also, it should be borne in mind, that SonarQube have their own static analyzer of C# code - SonarC#. To make the report more complete, we decided to test SonarC# as well. The objective of this work was not the comparison of the analyzers, but the demonstration of the main peculiarities of their interaction with the SonarQube service. Plain comparison of the analyzers would not be fair due to the fact that PVS-Studio is a specialized tool for bug detection and potential vulnerabilities, while SonarQube is a service for the assessment of the code quality by a large number of parameters: code duplication, compliance with the code standards, unit tests coverage, potential bugs in the code, density of comments in the code, technical debt and so on.

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    Andrey Karpov is technical manager of the OOO "Program Verification Systems" (Co Ltd) company developing the PVS-Studio tool which is a package of static code analyzers integrating into the Visual Studio development environment.

    Wednesday, March 29, 2017 9:12 AM