Qodana is more than a static analysis plugin/UI/CI linter. It is a platform that allows companies to perform multi-level evaluations of the quality of code they own, contract, or purchase.
First, it does help improve code without relying on an IDE, either on a local machine or a build server, and it is designed to be seamlessly integrated into CI/CD pipelines or delivered as a cloud service.
Second, on top of the IntelliJ Inspection functionality, Qodana is extending its number of linters to provide a complete Project Audit.
Linters you can try right now:
Qodana for JVM: static analysis for Java and Kotlin for Server Side projects
Qodana for PHP: static analysis for PHP projects
Qodana for Python: static analysis for Python projects
Qodana Clone Finder: code duplication detection across different projects
Qodana License Audit: third-party licenses compatibility verification as well as black-listing and white-listing
Check the linter you want to try and follow the guidelines!