Tips, Tricks and Ideas for Software Craftsmen
We opened a blog site and plan to add new content about twice a month. You will already find two articles there. One about the different categories of technical debt and why they should not be treated equally, the second one shows how you can use the scripting feature of Sonargraph-Explorer to identify the components that contribute the most to overall system coupling. Please share your opinion and feedback by adding comments to the article. You can reach the blog site by clicking on the "Blog" menu entry.
Supports C#, C/C++ and Java
Today we officially released Sonargraph-Explorer. The new product supports Java, C# and C/C++ out of the box and can be categorized a the swiss army knife for software architects, software quality analysts and developers.
For C/C++ the program comes with instant support for Visual C++, Gnu C/C++ and CLang. Other compilers can be supported by adding specific compiler configurations. Our parser supports all the newest additions to the C++ language.
For C# Sonargraph supports Microsoft and Mono implementations. The newest version of Java is supported as well.
Now includes full support for Java 8
Our newest release of Sonargraph now fully supports Java 8. We also improved the performance of the parser and the Eclipse plugin, especially when the Maven Eclipse plugin was also present.
For our SonarQube plugin no update is needed. Just update the version of Sonargraph referenced during the build process. The Jenkins plugin just runs through the update process on the Jenkins site and should be available within the next couple of days.
Our upcoming product Sonargraph-Explorer is in the final stages of its official release. Here we already support the newest versions of all three supported languages Java, C# and C/C++. You can already evaluate the product using an evaluation license.
Open beta phase until end of September
Today we released a beta version of Sonargraph-Explorer. The new product will support Java, C# and C/C++ out of the box and can be categorized a the swiss army knife for software architects, software quality analysts and developers. During the open beta phase everybody can use the product for free. Please use this opportunity to have a look at the product and let us know, what you think about it.
Sonargraph helped to reduce the defect rate of a mission critical system by a factor of ten
The new case study explains how Sonargraph-Architect helped BMW to reduce the defect rate of a mission critical software system by a factor of 10 while improving team agility and end user satisfaction.
hello2morrow switches to yearly licenses
We decided to make our licensing model more flexible. The most important change is that we changed from perpetual licenses to rented licenses. Rental periods range from 1 month to 3 years. While the license price still depends on the project size, the sizing steps are now linear. This lowers the entry barrier for medium size projects up to 1 MLOC significantly.
Existing customers with perpetual licenses are not affected by the change.
Individual independent programmers can now obtain Sonargraph licenses at a significantly discounted rate. The new license model is ideally suited for freelancers who provide high value expert services to their clients or for individuals working on their own software product. Please check our price list for details and legal restrictions.
There are various improvements over all the Soto tool components. Some of them are:
- the Sotoarc engine has been enhanced with an option to reduce the memory for checking and visualization. This makes it possible to analyse and visualize very large software systems.
- a new Soto-API is introduced to script Sotograph via Sotograph queries. This opens a wide range to compact customer analysis steps into a single query.
- there is also a new, comfortable wizard integrated to create and export a full functioning daily batch job based on a previously filled version.
- the ABAP parser stores information about external library artifacts into the Soto repository. This allows the analysis of dependencies into an external ABAP library.
- the external code checker plugins PMD and Checkstyle for Java are updated to latest version.
Sotoarc/Sotograph customers will receive the new release as a part of their valid maintenance service.