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SonarQube in Action by G. Ann Campbell and Patroklos P. Papapetrou

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Appendix A. Installation and setup

The purpose of this appendix is to get you up and running on the SonarQube platform. We’ll assume that if you’re here, it’s because you’re ready to give SonarQube a try, so we’ll focus on practical advice and skip the persuasive writing.

Before you can get SonarQube up and running, there are a few prerequisites. You’ll need to have Java installed where you want to run SonarQube, at least version 6, as well as a database.

Don’t let the fact that SonarQube bundles-in the H2 database tempt you to skip this step. H2 is included as a courtesy for initial testing only and is not for long-term, production use. If you try to use H2 as your production database, we guarantee you’ll be disappointed—not least because ...

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