Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Code Climate

We are using Code Climate to check the quality of the Ruby code in our Cloud Foundry Java buildpack. It's an excellent tool, but some improvements would really help.

1. Scans need to be triggered by git push so that I can rely on notifications rather than prodding/polling.

2. Sometimes code duplication detection is a bit harsh, IMO. I'd like an option to annotate a class/method to allow duplication. Filtering out whole files is too coarse-grained. For example, the following methods flag as duplicated but factoring out the duplication would, IMO, damage the readability of the code:

3. I'd like to be able to configure the "Repos" page to show just some of my projects for a quick team-specific summary. Preferably I'd like to be able to switch easily between filtered views.

4. I'd like to be able to add email addresses to the notification configuration, e.g. mailing lists and mail aliases so multiple people can be notified easily.

1 comment:

Glyn said...

#1 can be done by configuring a github hook. For #2, we are told to ignore the warnings, but as for compiler warnings, these distract from genuine problems and should be informational messages rather than warnings. The jury's out on #3 and #4, although we are told you can achieve something like that.


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