Investigating the impact of software complexity on software code reviews
The process of software development is complex and requires
thorough quality control measures to ensure that software products
adhere to the required standards. The primary goal of this study was to
investigate the correlation between the complexity of a software
code-base and the efficiency of software code reviews and inspections.
The study used a hybrid approach, utilizing automated static code
analysis tools and manual code reviews to detect potential code quality
concerns. Additionally, we used cyclomatic complexity and other metrics
to measure code complexity. Criteria were decided on to select technical
personnel from industries for the purpose of conducting a code review
and a feedback survey. Afterward, the responses obtained from the survey
were used to determine the impact caused by the complexity of the code
base on the efficiency of software code reviews and inspections.