Code Inspection: why, when and what
What should you look for?

We advise you to choose a level of inspection corresponding to your Software Quality requirements: Entry-Level, Professional or Best Practice:

Entry Level Compliance—Look for Defect Indicators which are easy to find but are correlated with instability, errors and unnecessary complexity. The IfSQ Level-1 Standard (An Entry-Level Standard for Computer Program Source Code) takes account of the following research findings:

Professional Software Development—Look for Defect Indicators which have been correlated with low reliability, design flaws and high maintenance costs. The IfSQ Level-2 Standard (A Foundation-Level Standard for Computer Program Source Code) also takes account of the following research findings:

Industry Best Practice—Perform code walkthroughs to ensure that inappropriate techniques have been avoided. The IfSQ Level-3 Standard (Industry Best Practice for Computer Program Source Code) also takes account of the following research findings: