The Sonar Team is pleased to announce the 8th and last major Sonar release of the year. Here is a summary of the new features included in the release: Users, groups and project roles Ability to manage credentials at project-level. Sonar now embarks a complete user management mechanism to secure any Sonar instance by defining who can access and administer each project. User management is both simple and flexible : add new users, group them and associate them project roles (Administrator, User or Source code viewer). Highlighted code syntax Because code is not just a bunch of plain black text, it becomes pleasant to read it and it’s now much easier to eradicate commented-out lines of code. Ignore violations with the new ‘//NOSONAR’ comment The NOSONAR tag tells Sonar to ignore all violations on a specific line whatever rule engines are being used to scan code. Of course, Sonar is still able to manage widely used //NOPMD and //CHECKSTYLE:OFF … ON. We have simply added a native way to manage false positives. This feature is a real improvement for users that have activated Findbugs rules as there was no clean way to tag a Findbugs as a false positive : there is now ‘//NOSONAR’. Improved navigation Several changes have been made to improve navigation : displaying full package name, adding the key of the rule on a violation, referencing the rules engine in a violation... The functionality of Sonar 1.12 can be increased with more than 30 extensions that are available on the Sonar forge of plugins. To find out more about the new version, you can read "Sonar 1.12 in screenshots" on the Sonar blog, check the Sonar live instance or simply download the new version.