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SonarCloud, My New Favorite App for Bitbucket Cloud!

Development Process, Software Development, Software Solutions, Atlassian Cloud, Bitbucket, Apps


In the past few weeks, our engineering team has added Bitbucket Cloud to our toolbelt. I wasn't personally involved in this process, but I was told that it was happening. Although my first thought was, "Hey, that's cool," I didn't realize that by moving to Cloud, we would be opening up a whole world of possibilities! 

Obviously, when using any Atlassian tool, you're going to have the seamless integration between other Atlassian applications that you've become accustomed to. Still, I was pleasantly surprised at the first integration we set up. 

There is a widely-known service called SonarLint, which helps you build better code in every way possible. It grades your code live, and gives you feedback on things that need to be fixed--bugs, testing...really the whole pie! Sonar also has a service called SonarCloud that directly integrates with your Bitbucket Cloud instance.

SonarCloud is extremely useful for the following reasons:


Pipeline Integration

First off, Sonar will instantly give you feedback on your builds, and give you insight to what may have gone wrong on a build.


Code Quality Dashboard 

This is my personal favorite SonarCloud feature at the moment. I can quickly hop into Bitbucket or Sonar and see an overview of my repo. It tells me how much coverage my tests may have, how many bugs I may have, and shows me the amount of code smells I may have.



Sonar is fast. The second my build is complete, I can get deeply insightful explanations of what I can do to make my code better and what I can do to fix bugs that may exist.


Although this is a new tool in my workflow, I love that moving into Bitbucket Cloud gave us this ability. I also love that I can instantly get feedback on my code without waiting for a code review meeting. It's like having an extra set of highly-trained eyes to look at your code before it goes to prod. 


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TAGS: Development Process, Software Development, Software Solutions, Atlassian Cloud, Bitbucket, Apps

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