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Unit Testing

Published: 19 December 2011

ID: G00219551

Analyst(s): Sean Kenefick


Unit testing (UT) is the testing of individual software components in isolation in order to glean early and frequent feedback. This Reference Architecture template describes the features and interfaces of UT systems and can help organizations assess and improve their UT practices.

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Template Applicability

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Template Description

  • Testing Logic
    • Test Generation
    • Test Execution
    • Code Generation
  • Interfaces
    • Graphical User Interfaces
    • Command Line Interfaces
    • Application Programming Interfaces
    • Plug-In Interfaces

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