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Getting to know Testing



Introducing 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.

User Story modeling and test management in Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect

Where to find Testing

Ribbon: Construct > Testing > Test Windows > All, Inspection, Unit, Integration, System, Acceptance, Scenario

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

Usage of Testing

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

  • 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 Testing

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

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

Defining acceptance tests in the testing window in Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect.

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