October 2018 (version 1.18.0)

1.18.0 Update

Hello!

Welcome to the brand new DeepScan updates!

We're happy to finally announce we'll be releasing our new team support and plan. This is a can't miss if you have many private repositories on GitHub and/or you want to collaborate with your team members on DeepScan.

Note
There are some breaking changes:
  • One private project is no longer supported. Instead, we provide a free 14-day trial.
  • Only team owners with a GitHub owner permission for the repository can add a project for it.
Take a look at this for more information.

Please kindly go ahead with the highlights for this release.

Release Summary

This version includes a number of updates that we hope you’ve found some of them helpful.
The key highlights are:

Team Support

Team came to be the basic unit for quality management on DeepScan. Basically you can recognize a team as your development team or engineering organization.

Now a team rather than an individual has projects.

If you are a solo developer, you can use DeepScan as you did before.

But if you want to collaborate with your team on DeepScan, you can invite your colleagues into your team so team members get to share up-to-date quality status and issue management of your team.

Give your team better JavaScript DeepScan promises.

New Plan

Previously, DeepScan provided only one private project (beta).

Now DeepScan launches a paid plan for the team with private projects. Team with a paid plan can do the following:

  • Have 5 private projects corresponding to GitHub private repositories
  • Have Team Dashboard providing an overall picture of your team (activities and metrics like quality status, issues, and lines of code)

Want to upgrade? Check out our Pricing page or you can try a free 14-day trial on the team's settings page.

New Rules

New rules introduced in this release:

Improved Rules and Alarm Message Cleanup

To aid developers at understanding the alarm and its cause, we have checked alarm messages and fixed expressions that are not clear. We hope that this will provide more enjoyable debugging experience.

Also, the following rules are improved:

Identifying Issue's Cause Point

While DeepScan tries to find possible code issues, we understand the real challenge to developers is to fix found issues. Now we introduce Cause Point in the File Viewer.

Previously, you can see the code issue directly in the File Viewer.

Old File Viewer

The user in charge of this issue should manually navigate to the line of cause point. If the issue is far from the cause point, the user may lose the context ("What was the issue?") while navigating :).

But now, you can more easily navigate to the cause point and go back instantly to the issue!

When you come to see the underline in the message, just click.

New File Viewer with Cause Point

It navigates you directly to the code point directly and you can go back to the issue by the back button whenever you want.

New File Viewer with Cause Point

Hope this helps happy debugging.

Note: This feature applies only on newly analyzed issues from this release. When you have existing issues and want to use this feature for them, please reanalyze the project.

Enhanced Vue.js Support

Miscellaneous

  • Support for React v16.5 like onAuxClick event
  • Bring back syntax error detection on regular expression with ES2018 support such as named capture groups
  • Impact is increased to Medium for CONSTANT_CONDITION alarms on for-in loop variable and parseInt() result
  • Support 30+ GitHub branches in the project
  • Provide side-by-side view with compliant and non-compliant examples in the rule documentation

Bug Fixes

  • A false alarm for BAD_TYPE_COERCION occurs on + with an empty string
  • A false alarm for VUE_OPTION_TYPO occurs on the transition option of Nuxt.js
  • File Viewer does not show the issues when it is called from the second page onwards in Issues view
  • Webhook is not configured sometimes due to insufficient checking for admin permissions
  • Code Viewer does not apply monospaced font in non-Windows system

Thank You

Thank you to the following folks who help to make DeepScan better:

  • Tarun Telang reported a problem with 30+ GitHub branches
  • Daniel Sieradski found our Code Viewer does not apply monospaced font on a Linux system