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Codacy vs Codecov: What are the differences?

Codacy: Automated Code Review. Codacy is an automated code review tool for Scala, Java, Ruby, JavaScript, PHP, Python, CoffeeScript and CSS. It's continuous static analysis without the hassle. Save time in Code Reviews. Tackle your technical debt; Codecov: Hosted coverage reports with awesome features to enhance your CI workflow. Our patrons rave about our elegant coverage reports, integrated pull request comments, interactive commit graphs, our Chrome plugin and security.

Codacy and Codecov are primarily classified as "Code Review" and "Code Coverage" tools respectively.

Some of the features offered by Codacy are:

  • Monitoring of Technical Debt
  • Automated Code Review
  • New and Fixed Issues per commit

On the other hand, Codecov provides the following key features:

  • Beautiful Reports
  • Pull Request Comments
  • Interactive Commit Graphs

"Automated code review" is the primary reason why developers consider Codacy over the competitors, whereas "More stable than coveralls" was stated as the key factor in picking Codecov.

Repro, ContentSquare, and Talkable are some of the popular companies that use Codecov, whereas Codacy is used by Codacy, InstaGIS, and DocEngage. Codecov has a broader approval, being mentioned in 49 company stacks & 29 developers stacks; compared to Codacy, which is listed in 44 company stacks and 23 developer stacks.

Decisions about Codacy and Codecov

My website is brand new and one of the few requirements of testings I had to implement was code coverage. Never though it was so hard to implement using a #docker container. Given my lack of experience, every attempt I tried on making a simple code coverage test using the 4 combinations of #TravisCI, #CircleCi with #Coveralls, #Codecov I failed. The main problem was I was generating the .coverage file within the docker container and couldn't access it with #TravisCi or #CircleCi, every attempt to solve this problem seems to be very hacky and this was not the kind of complexity I want to introduce to my newborn website. This problem was solved using a specific action for #GitHubActions, it was a 3 line solution I had to put in my github workflow file and I was able to access the .coverage file from my docker container and get the coverage report with #Codecov.

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Pros of Codacy
Pros of Codecov
  • 43
    Automated code review
  • 35
    Easy setup
  • 29
    Free for open source
  • 20
  • 18
    Helps reduce technical debt
  • 14
    Better coding
  • 13
    Best scala support
  • 11
    Faster Employee Onboarding
  • 10
    Duplication detector
  • 10
    Great UI
  • 9
    PHP integration
  • 6
    Python inspection
  • 5
    Tools for JVM analysis
  • 5
    Many integrations
  • 4
    Github Integration
  • 3
    Must-have for Java
  • 3
    Easy Travis integration
  • 3
    Items can be ignored in the UI
  • 3
  • 2
  • 0
  • 17
    More stable than coveralls
  • 17
    Easy setup
  • 14
    GitHub integration
  • 11
    They reply their users
  • 10
    Easy setup,great ui
  • 5
    Easily see per-commit coverage in GitHub
  • 5
    Steve is the man
  • 4
    Merges coverage from multiple CI jobs
  • 4
    Golang support
  • 3
    Free for public repositories
  • 3
    Code coverage
  • 3
    JSON in web hook
  • 3
    Newest Android SDK preinstalled
  • 2
    Cool diagrams
  • 1
    Bitbucket Integration

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Cons of Codacy
Cons of Codecov
  • 6
    No support for private Git or Azure DevOps git
  • 1
    GitHub org / team integration is a little too tight
  • 0
    Delayed results by hours since recent outage
  • 0
    Support does not respond to email

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What is Codacy?

Codacy automates code reviews and monitors code quality on every commit and pull request on more than 40 programming languages reporting back the impact of every commit or PR, issues concerning code style, best practices and security.

What is Codecov?

Our patrons rave about our elegant coverage reports, integrated pull request comments, interactive commit graphs, our Chrome plugin and security.

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What companies use Codacy?
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What are some alternatives to Codacy and Codecov?
SonarQube provides an overview of the overall health of your source code and even more importantly, it highlights issues found on new code. With a Quality Gate set on your project, you will simply fix the Leak and start mechanically improving.
Code Climate
After each Git push, Code Climate analyzes your code for complexity, duplication, and common smells to determine changes in quality and surface technical debt hotspots.
Better Code Hub
Better Code Hub runs the first analysis of any GitHub repository with the default configuration. This default configuration is based on the programming languages reported by GitHub and supported by Better Code Hub. Better Code Hub further uses heuristics and commonly used conventions.
Coveralls works with your CI server and sifts through your coverage data to find issues you didn't even know you had before they become a problem. Free for open source, pro accounts for private repos, instant sign up with GitHub OAuth.
codebeat helps you prioritize issues and identify quick wins. It provides immediate and continuous feedback on complexity and duplication
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