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7 reasons dev teams choose Codacy over other automated code review tools

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Today more than 100,000 developers at leading global organizations like PayPal and Adobe across industries use Codacy (read customer case studies). Below we discuss the top seven reasons developers choose us over other automated code review tools.* We’ll outline Codacy’s differences and what these mean for development teams.

Top Reasons Developers Choose Codacy

Just some of the reasons development teams choose Codacy over other automated code review tools
    1. Faster analysis: Codacy measures every commit and pull request (PR) independent of other tooling. With this, developers spend less time waiting for analysis and avoid costly upstream build failures.
    2. Ease of integration: Codacy is a Git-based automated code review tool which lives at developments’ PR layer, providing a single point of integration. This means you can spend less than 1 hour setting up Codacy, rather than hours or days. This lowers the cost of ownership for the overall system and decreases onboarding time for new projects.
    3. Reduced Git admin time: Users can add each repo to the organization hosted in Codacy itself rather than configuring Codacy with each Git organization or repo. Codacy automatically applies those repos’ specific code standards to every commit and PR. This removes the administration time otherwise needed to onboard new repos and code contributors.
    4. Focus on specific issues to save developer time: Codacy pinpoints developers’ impact on specific PR or commits rather than highlighting all issues like most code review tools used by corporations.  This can make it difficult for developers to distinguish their own issues from existing debt.
    5. Feedback for accountability: Along similar lines, Codacy provides feedback specific to individual developers.  This ensures contributors are accountable for their own quality.  Contributors do not take on the burden of their teammates or standing issues/technical debt already in the code base. Codacy draws developers’ attention to individualized, pertinent issues.  It also provides context to incentivize developers to improve their own code quality.
    6. 2x code patterns to tackle pertinent issues: Codacy provides more than double the code patterns offered by the leading enterprise automated code review tools.  With 8,000 code rules across 28 supported languages, developers can surface only the issues that require their attention.
    7. Practical, affordable pricing structure: Codacy’s subscription (SaaS and self-hosted) plans includes all features and integrations (full language support, unlimited projects/repos, unlimited lines of code for analysis). This helps organizations stabilize licensing costs regardless of the number of contributors, changes of project scope or usage. With many other tools, coding languages, integrations, lines of code, SLA support, and more are tied to usage brackets. Therefore organizations pay more in subscriptions upon expansion of use cases (read more about Codacy pricing here).

Use with other tools

It is important to note that Codacy can be used in conjunction with other automated code review tools, like SonarQube, one of the oldest in the industry. Organizations don’t necessarily need to choose an “alternative.” Learn more about our self-hosted tools on our website.

*In SonarQube Alternatives, we previously tried to answer how Codacy is different from one of the leading, oldest automated code review tools, SonarQube. Both companies made developments since we published that piece. Instead, we compare Codacy more generally to automated code review tools in this blog. However, SonarQube is the key frame of reference.

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