A tool that checks the source code for errors is very useful for developers. As of today GitHub now owned by Microsoft has released “Super Linter”To help developers avoid the hassle of setting up code repositories.
New Super Linter is based on its Actions tool GitHub and is designed to automate some development tasks. Its purpose is to help developers contribute to projects created in many programming languages.
The 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.
"The GitHub Super Linter created out of need of the team GitHub Services DevOps Engineering to maintain consistency in documentation and code, making communication and collaboration across the company a more productive experience ”, reports Gravley.
The Super Linter will not correct the problems, but point them out. This way developers will then be able to fix them before they get to the master, without having to read hundreds (or even thousands) of lines of code over and over again.