|Analysis||Standard way to analyze the source code. The source code is analyzed and measures and issues are pushed to the SonarQube database. The results of the analysis can be browsed through the web interface.|
The source code is analyzed but the measures and issues are not pushed to the SonarQube database. Therefore, they cannot be browsed through the web interface. This mode can be used with the Issues Report plugin, which generates an HTML issues report to local file.
|Incremental||Same as Preview mode but only new or modified files (compared to the latest version available on the remote server) are analyzed. This is the default mode of the SonarQube Eclipse plugin and the SonarQube IntelliJ plugin.|
|Analyzer||A client application that analyzes the source code to compute snapshots.||See the SonarQube Platform Overview.|
|See the SonarQube Platform Overview.|
|Server||Web interface that is used to browse snapshot data and make configuration changes||See the SonarQube Platform Overview.|
Check = Coding Rule.
A good coding practice. Not complying to coding rules leads to quality flaws and creation of issues in SonarQube.
Coding rules can check quality on files, unit tests or packages.
|See Viewing Unit Tests > Issues Perspective|
|Component||A piece of software (project, module/package, file) or a view or a developer.|
When a component does not comply with a coding rule, an issue is logged (was violation prior to SonarQube 3.6) on the snapshot.
An issue can be logged on a source file or a unit test file.
The value of a metric for a given component at a given time.
A type of measurement. Metrics can have varying values, or measures, over time. Examples: number of lines of code, complexity, etc.
A metric may be either:
|See detailed documentation on metrics.|
A set of coding rules.
Each snapshot is based on a single quality profile.
|See Quality Profiles.|
A set of measures and issues on a given component at a given time.
A snapshot is generated for each analysis.
|Non-functional requirement||Non-functional requirement = coding rule|
Web page that provides a way to display any data stored in the database.
A dashboard is a set of widgets.
It is a box that displays data on a dashboard.
There are two types of widget:
|Drilldown||A file-specific presentation of measure data. Some metrics have specialized presentations.|