Sonar Community Highlights, September 9 - September 15

Hey everyone!

Another busy week in the Sonar Community – and in the broader world of Sonar. This week we announced that Tariq Shaukat has joined Sonar as co-CEO! Ann and I are also happy to welcome @leith.darawsheh as a new member of the Community Team at Sonar. :tada:

Like every week we want to spend some time saying thanks to everyone who prompted interesting discussions and gave us feedback on Sonar products that will help us continuously improve.



  • Back in July, @juanvibolufer told us that certain API calls mixing rule keys with dots and others without was causing 403s to be returned from SonarCloud. That’s fixed now. Thanks!

  • @sunk spent some time following documentation about New Code Periods that was just… wrong :crying_cat_face:Sorry for the inconvenience, the documentation is already fixed.

  • @lrozenblyum saw some unexpected paths in their analysis logs from a branch they weren’t even analyzing. Turns out this was completely normal (the paths came from a cache stored on SonarCloud), but we’ll still do some work to make this less noisy (internal ticket created)


New Rules:

There’s a category in our Community to suggest new rules – but we admit that it’s not super active. Thanks @mfroehlich for suggesting a brand new rule to simplify checks for empty/non-empty and blank/non-blank strings! We’ll first implement it first for Java and Kotlin – see SONARJAVA-4606 and SONARKT-360!

Rule Improvements:



Once more, we extend our thanks to everyone mentioned here - and those we may have missed - for their efforts in strengthening this community and enhancing our Sonar products.

Please leave your own recognitions below – whether for another community member or a SonarSourcer who assisted you this week. If there’s someone you think should be acknowledged in next week’s roundup, don’t hesitate to let us know.

Colin, @ganncamp and @leith.darawsheh