SonarLint for IntelliJ 5.1 released - AWS secrets detection and other improvements

Hello JetBrains IDE lovers,

I’m pleased to announce the release of SonarLint for IntelliJ 5.1. The main new feature (in addition to the added support of Rider) is the ability for SonarLint to detect AWS secrets into your project files, helping you to avoid leaking them into your SCM.

Those rules are enabled by default, but you can see them in the rules configuration settings:

We are eager to receive feedback on those rules, and more will come in future versions.

Other notable improvements of this release:

  • add support for MSVC compiler (CLion)
  • a new Kotlin analyzer (should improve a few rules, more to come in future updates)
  • rules improvements for Java, JS/TS and C/C++

You can look at the full release notes here.