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CodeScene Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

CodeScene product overview

Price starts from

18

/user

Per month

What is CodeScene?

CodeScene is a tool that maps hotspots in a codebase and pinpoints the exact lines of unhealthy code hindering software delivery flow.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Email/Help Desk
FAQs/Forum
Knowledge Base
Chat

Training options

Webinars
In Person
Documentation

CodeScene pricing information

Value for money

4.8

/5

10

Starting from

18

/user

Per month

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

CodeScene features

Functionality

4.6

/5

10

Total features

59

13 categories

Most valued features by users

Data Visualization
Reporting/Analytics
Data Import/Export
Visual Analytics
API
Reporting & Statistics
Dashboard
Activity Dashboard

Functionality contenders

CodeScene users reviews

Overall Rating

4.8

/5

10

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9.5/10
Rating distribution

5

4

3

2

1

8

2

0

0

0

Pros
This not only improved quality but helped make sure we were focused on the most refactoring value.

SC

Shane C.

Opening the tool for the first time was a truly exciting experience, and the more I learned, the more excited and empowered I got.

SC

Shane C.

CodeScene has helped us find ways to improve the productivity of our development teams and measure our success. Ultimately improving how quickly we can deliver value to the business.

PB

Patrick B.

Cons
If you have not commented your pull requests or check-ins correctly, to be able to trace e.g. defects in certain areas, then it will of course be difficult to make any conclusions.

MC

Magnus C O.

The highest risks in the code base lead directly to quality problems in production.

PC

Peter C.

We use the tool in both weekly analysis mode and as part of the CI pull requests to identify risky commits.

PC

Peter C.

Overall rating contenders

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Making the invisible visible

Reviewed 2 years ago

Just recently I had the privilege of doing a formal analysis of the code base of the client using CodeScene. I spent two days analysing the code base of around 35 active developers. The company wanted to see if some of the difficulties they had could be better understood by looking at the code and more importantly by looking at the interaction patterns with the code. My peers were thrilled at the...

Pros

Otherwise almost invisible information is pulled up right into our face The incredible insight it gives into the pain points of the project in a very short time. That it focuses on only the most costly problems It's focus is not only code, but also team dynamics, delivery dynamics and architecture. I don't know of other tools that look at Change Coupling Very visual

Cons

The UX is sometimes confusing, this is probably where there's most room for improvement.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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CodeScene Provides Actionable Insights

Reviewed 3 months ago

CodeScene as a company has been highly responsive to my input over the whole course of my engagement with them. My suggestions based on real-world usage contributed to improvement in the products. Throughout my entire engagement, the CodeScene team has stayed highly engaged to make sure I was getting the most out of the product. Opening the tool for the first time was a truly exciting experience, and the more I learned, the more excited and empowered I got.

Pros

CodeScene gave me a view of the code base in a way that no other tool - or person - could. It helped me understand where our quality issues really came from, and to redirect my team to focus on remediating those areas. This not only improved quality but helped make sure we were focused on the most refactoring value.

Cons

There aren't a lot of downsides to this tool. The subject matter requires a lot of knowledge that takes time to attain. This is to say you have to understand the theory behind the insights to get the most value out of them. However, I'd argue that any engineering manager -should- understand this theory if they want to be effective at managing any code base. It shows up all the meaningful metrics I'd always hoped for and never knew existed.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Helping to understanding technical debt

Reviewed 3 years ago

The highest risks in the code base lead directly to quality problems in production. Finding these is made considerably easier with CS. In addition, refactoring away from a monolithic design is eased considerably with this this tool. We use the tool in both weekly analysis mode and as part of the CI pull requests to identify risky commits.

Pros

The visualisation and prioritisation of code helps teams understand the magnitude of the task before them and guides them on how to choose where to start.

Cons

Sometimes the user interface is not the most intuitive. Also, pervious versions lacked tools for easy imports for large organisations.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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New insights into your code and organization

Reviewed 2 years ago

Above all else, I appreciated that CodeScene would provide data to check my instincts about where and when to apply more effort to improve a design. As a developer, CodeScene’s hot spot feature helped me feel more confident (or helped me find another candidate) when I identified an area to improve. As a team manager, the metrics and graphs in CodeScene gave our team a way to monitor progress as we worked on a several week effort to make small, incremental improvements to a tricky area of code.

Pros

CodeScene gave us a new insight into a problematic area of our code - team structure. We identified a hotspot that continued to grow as we added new features. The Team Dynamics views highlighted an issue that kept the hotspot growing; several teams contributed equally to the code - a case of a missing shared mental model and lack of clear stewardship. The information generated by CodeScene helped...

Cons

We used the hosted solution (codescene.io) which tended to lag the on-premises version and get the newest features later. We were unable to use some of the delivery-focused features as we used Pivotal Tracker and later Clubhouse, neither of which were supported at the time. The UI was sometimes hard to get a summary of the information we needed, though that has improved with the Hotspots Code Health view.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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The right way to manage technical debt.

Reviewed 3 years ago

CodeScene prioritises the biggest bottlenecks in our projects. It finds the code improvements that give the biggest improvement in the development and maintenance of our codebases. We use CodeScene to XRAY our codebases quickly and improve the structure of our code and sometimes even the structure of our teams. We use it as a guide for work conversations and code / project reviews and to assess (external) codebases. The super easy setup, leading to detailed insights, led to explosive growth of the service within our company. We didn't have to put a lot of effort into the adoption; CodeScene sells itself.

Pros

Running an analysis with minimal configuration (the repository path and a branch) already gives a lot of insight. By fine-tuning the configuration and including external information from Gitlab and Jira (among others) the CodeScene analysis will provide even more insight. I love the ability to quickly zoom in and out from architecture level to code level and back again.

Cons

Although most developers really like the CodeScene perspective on their codebase, it's sometimes hard to follow up with improvements. With the integration into build pipelines, the code supervision functionality, the reports, monitors and the actionable improvement advice, this issue is mostly solved.

CodeScene FAQs and common questions

Q. What type of pricing plans does CodeScene offer?

CodeScene has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: €18.00/month
Pricing model: Free, Subscription
Free Trial: Available


Q. Who are the typical users of CodeScene?

CodeScene has the following typical customers:
Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Public Administrations, Small Business


Q. What languages does CodeScene support?

CodeScene supports the following languages:
English


Q. Does CodeScene offer an API?

No, CodeScene does not have an API available.


Q. What level of support does CodeScene offer?

CodeScene offers the following support options:
Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Chat

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