stereotype of component in the implementation model.
in the implementation model, stereotyped as «test component».
This artifact is only used if you are designing and
implementing test specific functionality.
The purpose of the test component is to implement the test specific
functionality to facilitate or automate tests. There are two main types of
- Test components that are "stubs" for design classes that you
need to simulate or have decided not to include completely in a test target.
- Test components that are drivers, facilitating the automation of test
The Tester uses the test components to execute the test
specific functionality in testing.
See Properties in Artifact: Component.
Test classes are created and modified in parallel with creating and modifying
corresponding application or system components
See Responsibility in Artifact:
See Tailoring in Artifact: Component.