October 27, 2017
Microsoft has launched a new open-source listing tool called Sonar. The Sonar will help you test your project performance and security issues. Interestingly, the team behind Microsoft’s Edge is the one who developed Sonar as well.
The Sonar is actually a linting tool and site scanner. The main focus of the tool is to help developers build better, faster, and more secure websites. To use the tool, you simply need to plug it in your website and it’s ready for use.
The team behind Sonar has pitched in that this tool is different from its approach to analyze websites. The tool simply doesn’t just run a static analysis on the code, but instead, it actually executes the code in a container and can run tests in parallel. It has also been integrated with other existing tools like aXe Core, AMP validator, snyk.io, SSL Labs and Cloudinary.
Microsoft Edge PM Anton Molleda said, “Rather than just telling developers what was wrong, Sonar had to also say why. It is important to know the reason for an issue so developers can decide if that really applies to their work. The requirements from website to website can change a lot―for example, an intranet website and an online shopping experience will have vastly different needs.” The tool is available both as a web service that’s hosted by Microsoft and as a command-line tool for those who want to dig deeper and integrate it into their own workflows and rules.