Software Elegance

Definition

Software Elegance measures the ability to deliver software value with less code complexity. A low Software Elegance score indicates decreased quality in the code resulting in higher defects that become costly to fix at mid-term.

 

Thresholds

Thresholds used for Software Elegance categories:

  • Low/Red: below 39.0
  • Medium/Orange: from 39.0 to 70.0
  • High/Green: above 70.0

 

Code Insights

Find below some code insight examples which contribute to the Software Elegance index.

The code contain too many unused private methods
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Boolean checks should not be inverted
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Avoid to cover two dimensional ranges with nested for loop
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The code is managing too many files together
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‘switch’ statements should not be nested
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The code contains too many “SELECT *” requests
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Avoid using complex operands
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Local variables can slow Innovation
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Methods with too many parameters can be complex
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Nested loops can slow down innovation
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Too many nested Loops decreases innovation
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Declaring too many functions can make Javascript code complex
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The code contains too many includes.
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Nested Loops cause performance issues
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Crossing the Parameter limit can cause bugs
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Mixing DDL & DML operations can cause recompilation
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Conditional expressions should not be too complex
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SELECT clauses with many columns tend to be complex in nature.
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EXIT closes the entire script
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Structural code complexity may be too high
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