Complexity Testing!!! – ‘To be taken seriously’

Every Software Development Life-cycle will encounter bug, and this is inevitable.

These and most of the bugs are detected in the software testing phase.

We have a two major category of bugs –

  1. Based on the Severity
  2. Based on the Complexity

Since this blog post is about complexity bug, let’s get inclined to the topic.

The term complexity means things or events, which have multiple interrelated links and highly intricate arrangements/constructions.

In software development industry, as the design of software is comprehended with the number of elements and their interconnections.

These elements and interconnections gradually develop to be huge, which turn out to be very difficult to understand.

With the above explanation, we cannot consider complexity as one of the feature.

Causes of complex bugs

The complexity and bugs come from the same root problem,

  • Due to poor understanding of a problem or its solution.
  • If you didn’t do more rigorously code-based translation, you’d be more likely to see them.
  • Other common factors are miscommunication, complexity of the software, changing requirements, poorly documented code.

Below are few inevitable scenarios in product development life-cycle, where the complexity is compromised.

1. Complexity is User Dependent.

This is very simple. If we compare a developer and a tester, then for a developer the configuration becomes trivial but for the tester it becomes absolutely complex. This means complexity depends on the knowledge level of the user handling it. The situation mentioned above can be vice versa too.

2. When Complexity Becomes Trade-Off

There are lot of cases when complexity is ignored just to deliver the project on time and meet the deadline. The process of finding out complexity might not be critical but it can become a blocker for end user or customer.

3.Complexity cannot be handled when the feature or application is fully developed.

It is tough to reduce the complexity of the system once it is fully completed and is about to be released.

Of course, AGILE testing with several iterations will reduce these issues but it cannot eliminate the issue completely.

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Sometimes, we will not be able to find the bug till the product reaches the end user, so solving the complexity issues or adding new functionality to handle the issues becomes more costly.

Complexity should be taken into account seriously

If complexity is not hand griped with appropriate complexity testing measures as part of the product or app design / development, it will be carried forward to end-users or clients creating a negative impact on the customer satisfactory index.

The conclusion is complexity can be easily and quickly handled in the design stage of the process rather than taking it to the later stages.

A matured Software Testing Services team with hands on domain experience and using agile approach can help simplify complexity right from the design phase of the development cycle.

There is a way to face complexity issue. It is called ‘Modularity’.

Modularity is nothing but breaking or modularizing the entire application into smaller modules, whereas each module should be capable of serving specific business need with rigid planning and execution.

It is better if complexity is considered as a bug. It should be testified and handle from the design phase of the development cycle.

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