Non linear paths from Application Code

The applications become complex as their code base increases. This has challenges for the testers to determine the nonlinear paths in the application.Most of the Static Analysis tools over the application code helps us to identify the cyclomatic complexity (nonlinear paths) at a method level. These might be helpful to validate those methods and to achieve good code coverage over the same.

But the Code coverage at a Unit Level may not be a big help since most of the end user scenarios won’t run after unit level paths. These paths is an integration of the above unit level paths.

Since the Testers focus on simulating the end user scenarios, it will be good to identify all the possible nonlinear paths around the application code base and capture the code coverage based on these paths.

You might want to go through some discussion around this on Linkedin Answers

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Happy Testing…

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