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Codiga - CircleCI Integration for continuous monitoring of Code Quality

Integrating with CircleCI

The integration in CircleCI lets you check the code quality using Codiga as you build your software. If your code does not meet some code quality requirements, you can configure your pipeline to fail and not deploy your code.

Setting up your environment

First, you need to define the following three variables in your build environment:

  • CODIGA_API_TOKEN: access key you get from your tokens page
  • CODIGA_PROJECT_NAME: name of the project on Codiga

To define these variables, first, edit the CircleCI configuration and define environment variables, as shown below. Note that for the CODIGA_API_TOKEN, you need to set the values retrieved from your api-tokens.

CircleCI Variables

Editing your CircleCI configuration

The next step is to edit your CircleCI configuration typically in .circleci/config.yml at the root of your repository) to add commands to install and invoke codiga-check-quality which checks the quality of your code.

In this file, what is important is to invoke the following step:

  1. Install the Codiga tools using pip. To install the tool, you need to use pip install codiga
  2. Invoking the tool codiga-check-quality lets you set the requirements for your code quality gate.

In the vast majority of cases, all you need is to add the following step in your configuration:

- run:
name: Code Quality Gate
command: |
pip install codiga
codiga-check-quality --project "${CODIGA_PROJECT_NAME}" --min-quality-score 30 --sha "${CIRCLE_SHA1}" --max-timeout-sec 60

There is an example of a full configuration for CircleCI that installs the tool and check that the quality score of the project for the current commit is higher than 75.

version: 2.1

python: circleci/python@1.2

- build-and-test

- image: cimg/python:3.8
- checkout
- run:
name: Code Quality Gate
command: |
pip install codiga
codiga-check-quality --project "${CODIGA_PROJECT_NAME}" --min-quality-score 75 --sha "${CIRCLE_SHA1}" --max-timeout-sec 60

Important notes:

  1. Invoking the tool requires that you define CODIGA_API_TOKEN and CODIGA_PROJECT_NAME. Otherwise, it will not start and just fails.
  2. We analyze the revision being pushed. We use the CIRCLE_SHA1 environment variable set up by CircleCI to retrieve that information (see official documentation).
  3. If the tool does not complete within 60 seconds, it fails.


Once your file is committed, you can see the execution of the tool directly in the CircleCI execution, as shown below. When the tool fails, it will also indicate what metrics do not meet the quality gate requirements.

CircleCI results

Reporting an issue

You can get help by joining our Slack Community

You can report an issue directly on GitHub.

More information

The tool codiga-check-quality is developed as an open-source tool. You can read more and contribute to the tool on GitHub.