Sonar Java Binaries

Sheeraz Gul Nov 03, 2022
Sonar Java Binaries

The sonar binaries are comma-separated paths to directories that contain the compiled bytecodes files which correspond to our source files. The sonar java binaries are the comma-separated files with third-party libraries like Jar or Zip files used by our project.

This tutorial demonstrates how to install sonar binaries and integrate them with our project in Eclipse.

Download and Install Sonar

Before using the sonar binaries in our Java, we first have to download and install Sonar. To download and install Sonar, follow the steps below:

  • Download Sonar from here.
  • Once Sonar is downloaded, extract the files where you want to install the Sonar.

    Extract Sonar

  • After extracting Sonar in the installation directory, the next step is to run Sonar; go to the bin directory of Sonar, and open the directory of your operating system. There you will find a shell or bat file named startSonar.

    Click the file to start Sonar:

    Start Sonar

  • Once Sonar is started, we can access our Sonar installation at http://localhost:9000/.

Sonar Report Generation

Once the Sonar is installed and started successfully, the next step is report generation. Follow the steps below:

  • First, we have to update our POM and Sonar configuration. After installing Sonar, we can generate the Sonar report for any Maven project in Java.

    Add these lines to your pom.xml to add a Sonar server to your project:

    <> http://localhost:9000/ </>
  • Once the configuration is set in pom.xml, run mvn Sonar:sonar in the terminal, and it will generate the Sonar report for the project.

Integrate Sonar in Eclipse

To integrate Sonar in Eclipse, we have to install the Sonar plugin in Eclipse. Follow the steps below to configure the Sonar in Eclipse:

  • Open Eclipse and go to the Help menu.
  • From the Help menu, open Eclipse MarketPlace:

    Eclipse Marketplace

  • Search SonarQube in the Eclipse marketplace search bar and install the SonarQube.
  • If you can’t find the SonarQube in the search, close the marketplace and again go to the Help menu and click install the software.
  • Install Sonar Plugin

  • Select all options and click Next which will start installing the SonarQube:

    Sonar Install Details

  • Keep clicking the Next till the Sonar Qube is successfully installed. The final button will be Finish to press, which will finalize the installation.
  • Once the installation is finished, restart the Eclipse IDE.
  • Once the Sonar is installed in Eclipse, the next step is to configure Sonar.
  • Go to Window then Preferences in Eclipse:


  • Go to SonarQube > Servers on the Preferences page:

    Sonar Servers

  • Right-click on the project name in Project Explorer and Go to Configure then Associate with SonarQube:

    Associate with SonarQube

  • You must type the project name in the Sonar Project field, select a project from the list, and then click Finish.
  • Once you click Finish, the project will be associated with the Sonar server.
  • Now we can analyze our project using the Sonar, right click on the Project name, go to the SonarQube option, and select Analyze:

    Sonar Analyze

  • The Analyze option will show the Sonar report of the project if any change has been made.
Author: Sheeraz Gul
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Sheeraz is a Doctorate fellow in Computer Science at Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xian, China. He has 7 years of Software Development experience in AI, Web, Database, and Desktop technologies. He writes tutorials in Java, PHP, Python, GoLang, R, etc., to help beginners learn the field of Computer Science.

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