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Getting to know the Testing



Introducing the Testing

Enterprise Architect has a number of tools that can be used for modeling aspects of the test discipline. The Testing Window is the central tool for creating and managing tests, allowing a range of different test types to be defined including properties such as status and the results of tests to be recorded.

Where to find the Testing

Main Menu: Element | Testing | All, Inspection, Unit, Integration, System, Acceptance, Scenario

Element Browser:  | Testing | All, Inspection, Unit, Integration, System, Acceptance, Scenario

Usage of the Testing

The Testing window allows a number of different types of tests to be created and managed. These cover the most common types of testing and include the following:

  • Unit tests - to test Classes, Components and other elements as they are implemented.
  • Integration tests - to test how the implemented artifacts and components work together
  • System tests - to test that the system performs the right business functions correctly
  • Acceptance tests - to test the system against user requirements and acceptance and evaluation criteria.
  • Scenario tests - to test the application with real-world situations and scenarios.
  • Inspection tests - to record peer reviews using a well-defined process.

Options for the Testing

The Testing Window allows a modeler to record metadata for the tests including the following:

  • The name of the Test
  • The status of the test
  • Who the Test was run by
  • The Type of Test (e.g. Regression)
  • Who it was Checked by
  • The Class of Test (e.g. Acceptance)
  • The Date it was last run.
  • Description of the Test
  • Inputs required
  • Acceptance Criteria
  • Results

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