By jglick on Jun 04, 2009
In a somewhat feverish mid-conference dream last night, I invented a new Java complexity metric. It is quite simple: the number of calls to methods which either return void or take no arguments or both, including calls to no-argument constructors.
As a quick example, you can see that any usages of the bean "pattern" will cause this count to shoot upwards rather quickly.
The metric is called the code's "omen".