When we started building Sonar, one of our core commitments was that we’d always provide a full API to our customers. We’ve all experienced the alternative – a software platform that doesn’t integrate with the tools you need, or doesn’t work with the equipment you buy, or doesn’t work the way you want, and you have no way to solve the problem when the vendor tells you that they can’t, or won’t, build in the features you need.

As part of this commitment, we’ve started a public Github repository for tools we’re building to integrate with the Sonar API. Our first release is the Sonar importer – a tool to make it easier for you to import data from an existing data source into Sonar.

If you’re not a developer, you might be thinking – how does this help me? We truly believe that this commitment to openness and extensibility is important to all our customers, regardless of your personal coding abilities. The fact that we provide a fully documented, modern API means you can always find someone to extend Sonar to meet your needs.

The import tool in our repository is just the first step. As we build more features into Sonar, we’ll continue to build on this import tool, and we have a lot more coming in the future. If there’s anything you’d like to see, please share it on our forum.

It’s been great seeing all the things people have already been building with the Sonar API – if you’ve got something you’d be willing to share, we’d love to see it. Stay tuned for more details, and keep an eye on our Github repo – there’s more on the way.