Analyze project code quality with Code Climate CLI

This example shows how to run Code Climate CLI on your code by using GitLab CI and Docker.

First, you need GitLab Runner with docker-in-docker executor.

Once you set up the Runner, add a new job to .gitlab-ci.yml, called codequality:

codequality:
  image: docker:stable
  variables:
    DOCKER_DRIVER: overlay2
  allow_failure: true
  services:
    - docker:stable-dind
  script:
    - export SP_VERSION=$(echo "$CI_SERVER_VERSION" | sed 's/^\([0-9]*\)\.\([0-9]*\).*/\1-\2-stable/')
    - docker run
        --env SOURCE_CODE="$PWD"
        --volume "$PWD":/code
        --volume /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock
        "registry.gitlab.com/gitlab-org/security-products/codequality:$SP_VERSION" /code
  artifacts:
    paths: [codeclimate.json]

The above example will create a codequality job in your CI/CD pipeline which will scan your source code for code quality issues. The report will be saved as an artifact that you can later download and analyze.

Tip: Starting with GitLab Starter 9.3, this information will be automatically extracted and shown right in the merge request widget. To do so, the CI/CD job must be named codequality and the artifact path must be codeclimate.json. Learn more on code quality diffs in merge requests.