Release: Go analyzer lands in beta

DeepSource now supports Go, with 120+ types of issues.

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Go programming language has taken the developer ecosystem by storm. Since it's creation in 2009, the language has seen tremendous global adoption by developers looking for a lightweight as well as expressive language suited for microservices architectures. It has been touted to be on a trajectory to become the next enterprise programming language.

It gives us great pleasure to announce support for Go on DeepSource. The Go analyzer is in beta right now, and we look forward to getting feedback from you to make it better.

Issue distribution

The analyzer detects 120+ types of issues falling into the following categories — bug risks, anti-patterns, security vulnerabilities, performance issues, documentation coverage and style violations.

Go issue distribution

Here’s quick overview of some sample issues from each of these categories.

Bug risks

  • Incorrect usage of append
  • Using defer in infinite loops which will never execute
  • Invalid regular expressions
  • Assignment to nil map

Security vulnerabilities

  • Poor file permissions
  • Binding to all interfaces
  • Hard-coded credentials in source code
  • Use of un-escaped data in HTML templates

Performance issues

  • Storing non-pointer values in sync.Pool
  • Using time.Tick in a leaky way
  • Optimizations when indexing maps by byte slices

Anti-patterns

  • Duplicate build constraints
  • Trapping signals like SIGKILL and SIGSTOP that can’t be trapped
  • Redundant control flows
  • Missing error checks

Style violations

  • Incorrectly formatted error string
  • Misplaced default case in switch statements

Getting Started with GitHub

Analyzing Go code with DeepSource is straightforward. Just add a .deepsource.toml file to the repository root to tell DeepSource which analyzers to run. The following example configuration will run go analysis continuously on all pull requests.

File: .deepsource.toml

version = 1

test_patterns = [
  "tests/*_test.go",
  "**/*_test.go"
]

[[analyzers]]
name = "go"
enabled = true

  [analyzers.meta]
  import_path = "github.com/username/repository"
  
[[analyzers]]
name = "test-coverage"
enabled = true

Tracking test coverage

You can also track test coverage for your Go code. Post enabling test coverage analyzer (above step), use DeepSource CLI to report metrics from any CI systems.

# Run your tests and generate coverage report
go test -coverprofile=coverage.out

# Install 'deepsource CLI'
curl https://deepsource.io/cli | sh

# Set DEEPSOURCE_DSN env variable from repository settings page
export DEEPSOURCE_DSN=https://sampledsn@deepsource.io

# Report coverage artifact to 'test-coverage' analyzer
./bin/deepsource report --analyzer test-coverage --key go --value-file ./coverage.out

Go build.

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DeepSource flags 120+ types of issues in your Go code.