Gitprime has got quite a buzz. With 10.5 million in funding, it might be the most popular software development analytics tool. [update] Gitprime changed the name in Pluralsight Flow.

Pluralsight Flow (ex GitPrime alternatives ) analyzes a team’s codebase to quantify engineering progress. For example, GitPrime can identify engineers who are stuck or bogged down with refactoring and quantify the amount of effort spent paying down technical debt.

There’s nothing to set up and no change in workflow. Pluralsight Flow (ex GitPrime) provides analysis on your codebase to highlight work patterns, identify team- and developer-specific areas for improvement, and offer concrete data to stakeholders on engineering progress.

However, Pluralsight Flow (ex GitPrime) has gained a lot of competitors over the years that offer highly competitive features and packages. And since Gitprime’s price tag ($599+) is quite high many tools deliver more affordable solutions. So, who breathes down Gitprime’s neck? Let’s find out.

Waydev

Waydev is the Git analytics tool that helps engineering managers gain better visibility into their development team. Waydev focuses on increasing team productivity and helps managers be data-driven.

Most of the software development reports are related to manual input from engineers. Waydev generates useful reports for managers, without the input of the engineers.

Waydev provides value with concrete metrics for your daily stand-ups1-to-1 meetings, code review workflow, monthly/quarter reports and benchmarking. Here is a demo video.
If you compare Waydev to Gitprime, you need to take into consideration what more they offer:
  • 3X speed in releasing new features (check out on their blog);
  • Direct access & support from the founders;
  • Features like DashboardTime Card, Developer Summary and Weekly Reports;
  • Pull requests activity overview;
  • Compare teams and engineers;
  • Unlimited teams & Unlimited users;
  • GitLab, GitHub, Bitbucket and Azure DevOps integrations;
  • The possibility to pay per active engineer;
  • Flexible plans;
  • On-Premise Installation;
  • SAML Single Sign-on;
  • API Integration.

We want you to use Waydev because you’re happy with the service, not because you signed a contract. You can cancel anytime within 30 days from the purchase and we will provide a refund for the remaining unelapsed full months.

CODACY

Codacy is an automated code analysis/quality tool that helps developers ship better software, faster. With Codacy, you get static analysis, cyclomatic complexity, duplication and code unit test coverage changes in every commit and pull request.

You can use Codacy to enforce your code quality standard, save time in code reviews, enforce security best practices and onboard developers faster. Integrate with your GitHub repositories to get quality analysis of every pull request inside GitHub.

Integrated in your workflow
Codacy adapts to your code review process, pushing results as comments in your pull requests and commits into your workflow in GitHub.

Track your quality evolution
Get a code quality glance at your project and track its quality evolution over time, easily paying back your technical debt.

Multilanguage
With over 20 languages supported Codacy covers all your project needs. If you’re already using a code linter you’ll feel right at home as we probably support it.

Code coverage
With included code coverage integrated with your CI, Codacy will help you manage your project quality needs and help you pass from 10% to 80%.

Quality settings
You can define quality settings for your pull requests and commits that act as thresholds for your work.

Security checks
Our Security Dashboard quickly shows alerts from running hundreds of security analysis checks in your project.

CODECLIMATE Velocity

Code Climate, technical debt assessments, and style checks in every pull request so that your team only merges clear, maintainable, and well-tested code.

Get test coverage right, every time

View line-by-line test coverage data within diffs. See coverage on new lines of code in your pull requests and avoid regressions by never merging insufficiently tested code.

Win the fight against technical debt

Our 10-point technical debt inspection flags maintainability issues relating to duplication, complexity, and structure before they’re merged.

Remove the pain from code review

Automatically enforce your coding style and standards on every pull request. Raise awareness about code quality and focus conversations on what matters.

Identify hot spots

Correlate code quality information against areas of high churn so you can focus your efforts on files with inadequate coverage or maintainability issues.

We work where you work

Our command line interface (CLI) lets your whole team run the exact same analysis locally, reducing the feedback loop during the development process.

SONARQUBE

SonarQube with static analysis of code to detect bugs, code smells and security vulnerabilities on 20+ programming languages including Java, C#, JavaScript, TypeScript, C/C++, COBOL and more. SonarQube is the only product on the market that supports a leak approach as a practice to code quality.

Back in 2007, when first lines of code were created, the founders of SonarQube (originally called Sonar) had a dream to one day provide every developer the ability to measure the code quality of his projects. Their motto: “Continuous Inspection must become mainstream as Continuous Integration”.

To make this dream come true, they invested all their time and energy into developing SonarQube as an open-source product, working closely with the community. Today SonarQube is used by more than 85,000 organizations that in return provide regular feedback and contributions.

Fully integrated with DevOps tool chains it comes with:

  • built-in integration with most build tools, which enables in most cases a no configuration approach
  • easy integration with continuous integration engines such as Jenkins, Azure DevOps, TeamCity, Bamboo,…
  • support for numerous source configuration management tools such as Git, Subversion, CVS, Mercurial

Gitalytics

Gitalytics’s build environment provides a powerful platform that translates thousands of data points from GitHub, Gitlab, or BitBucket repos, code reviews, pull requests and tickets into easy to understand and use metrics.

 Support for many open-source tools built-in

Gitalytics has built-in wrappers for many open-source tools, but also supports any other tools that produce output in a supported format like the common checkstyle format.

 Deeper analysis with Gitalytics’s own analysis

Gitalytics also provides own analysis software for selected languages which run a deep data flow analysis on your projects that is also powering our Code Intelligence product.

 A framework for filtering false-positives

Keeping false-positives at a low level is important for continuous use and developer adoption. Scrutinizer allows you to filter not only specific issues, but also similar issues from future inspections.

Conclusions

Development analytics tools definitely have the momentum in the product development space. Gitprime is currently in the spotlight, but there are many tools striving to beat it and serve users even better.