A tool that checks the source code for errors is very useful for developers. As of today, Microsoft-owned GitHub has released "Super Linter" to help developers avoid the hassle of setting up code repositories.
The new Super Linter is based on the GitHub Actions tool and is designed to automate some development tasks. Its purpose is to help developers contribute to projects that have been created in many programming languages.
GitHub describes it as a "simple tool with many linters, written in bash, to validate the source code" in order to avoid sending code that does not work in the 'master' branch, the key branch and other branches released by the project .
By the way, GitHub decided to leave the term 'master' and replace it with the term 'main' due to the protests of the Black Lives Matter, but for now everything is as it was.
"The GitHub Super Linter was created out of a need for the GitHub Services DevOps Engineering team to maintain consistency in documentation and code, making communication and collaboration across the company a more productive experience." he says Gravley.
Super Linter will not fix the problems, but it will point them out. This way developers will then be able to fix them before they get to the master, and without having to read hundreds (or even thousands) of lines of code over and over again.