SonarQube vs PHPStan: What are the differences?
SonarQube: Continuous Code Quality. 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; PHPStan: PHP Static Analysis Tool - discover bugs in your code without running it!. It focuses on finding errors in your code without actually running it. It catches whole classes of bugs even before you write tests for the code. It moves PHP closer to compiled languages in the sense that the correctness of each line of the code can be checked before you run the actual line.
SonarQube and PHPStan can be categorized as "Code Review" tools.
Some of the features offered by SonarQube are:
- Detect tricky issues
- Security analysis
On the other hand, PHPStan provides the following key features:
- Static Analysis Tool
- Focuses on finding errors in your code without actually running it
SonarQube and PHPStan are both open source tools. PHPStan with 7.35K GitHub stars and 535 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than SonarQube with 3.96K GitHub stars and 1.11K GitHub forks.