Integrate an open source Static Analysis tool as part of CIVICRM continuous integration toolchain
Tags Devops, Developer hapiness, Quality assurance
Hello @JoeMurray and potential mentors
I am interested in the above project because from research it will lead to less developer frustration by reducing time spent on manual PR code reviews, as well as help maintain a healthy and consistent code base among others.
I have some questions though
What would be the major determinant for selecting a tool? I am guessing a static analysis tool for CIVICRM is just required to detect code errors early enough but most of them can do more than this
I have been wondering if integrating any of these open source tools will take up to 3 months as per GSOC required time frame since configuring Composer packages on Jenkins servers doesn't take much time
Also on which repositories will this static analysis tools be integrated?
Lastly this integration does not seem to require much coding, I might be wrong but Jenkins plugins do most of the trick. I would love a bit of enlightenment on this as I think GSOC favours code centric projects
I am looking forward to your reply thanks