The winners of the Atlassian Codegeist IV plugin competition were announced last Friday at the close of AtlasCamp, the annual conference dedicated to Atlassian plugin development.
A total of six winners were selected, including the Sonar gadget by Ross Rowe which took the prize for Best OpenSocial Gadget.

Sonar is a popular open-source code quality management platform from Codehaus that allows dev teams to collect, analyse and report metrics on their code. Sonar aggregates metrics from multiple code quality tools, including Clover, PMD, Findbugs, Checkstyle and more.
Sonar is a great addition to your continuous integration (CI) environment. In fact there are two plugins available that integrate Sonar with Bamboo, the easy-to-use CI server from Atlassian:

With the Sonar gadget installed, you can add a bunch of useful metrics from Sonar into your JIRA Dashboard:

  • Code coverage and test success
  • Method and class complexity
  • Line count, comments and duplication
  • Tree map

The Sonar Gadget is free and available for download now on the Atlassian Plugin Exchange!

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