The base level for assessing quality is the IfSQ Level-1 Standard for Computer Program Source Code.
Level-1 defines the most obvious and commonly occurring defect indicators that are universally acknowledged by software experts as bad practice.
This standard helps programmers, managers or auditors to locate indicators of low reliability and high maintenance costs in computer software and fix them in an early stage before they proceed to testing or production.
Software that meets the requirements of IfSQ Level-1 is more reliable, and easier to maintain, than software that does not meet the requirements.
In the Level-1 Standard, we look for the following defect indicators:
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