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Component-Based Software Testing with UML

By Hans-Gerhard Gross

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  • ISBN13: 978-3-5402-0864-8
  • 336 Pages
  • User Level: Science
  • Publication Date: December 5, 2005
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
  • eBook Price: $109.00
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Full Description
Component-based software development regards software construction in terms of conventional engineering disciplines where the assembly of systems from readily-available prefabricated parts is the norm. Because both component-based systems themselves and the stakeholders in component-based development projects are different from traditional software systems, component-based testing also needs to deviate from traditional software testing approaches. Gross first describes the specific challenges related to component-based testing like the lack of internal knowledge of a component or the usage of a component in diverse contexts. He argues that only built-in contract testing, a test organization for component-based applications founded on building test artifacts directly into components, can prevent catastrophic failures like the one that caused the now famous ARIANE 5 crash in 1996. Since building testing into components has implications for component development, built-in contract testing is integrated with and made to complement a model-driven development method. Here UML models are used to derive the testing architecture for an application, the testing interfaces and the component testers. The method also provides a process and guidelines for modeling and developing these artifacts. This book is the first comprehensive treatment of the intricacies of testing component-based software systems. With its strong modeling background, it appeals to researchers and graduate students specializing in component-based software engineering. Professionals architecting and developing component-based systems will profit from the UML-based methodology and the implementation hints based on the XUnit and JUnit frameworks.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Preface.
  2. Introduction.
  3. Component
  4. based Development with the UML.
  5. Model
  6. based Testing with the UML.
  7. Built
  8. in Contract Testing.
  9. Built
  10. in Contract Testing and Implementation Technologies.
  11. Reuse and Related Technologies.
  12. Assessing Quality
  13. of
  14. Service Contracts.
  15. References.
  16. Index.
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