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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 Test Cases 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 > Test Management > Tests > All, Inspection, Unit, Integration, System, Acceptance, Scenario

Details tab of the Inspector window | Testing | All, Inspection, Unit, Integration, System, Acceptance, Scenario

Usage of Testing

The Test Cases window allows tests of a number of different types 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 Test Cases 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
Defining acceptance tests in the testing window in Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect.

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