Artifact: Test Class

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The purpose of the test class is to identify the test-specific functionality to facilitate or automate tests. This test-specific functionality should be included in the design model. There are two main types of test-specific classes in a design model:

  • Test classes that are “stubs” for design classes that you need to simulate or that you have decided not to include completely in a test target.
  • Test classes that are drivers, facilitating the automation of test cases.

The Implementer uses the test classes to implement the test specific functionality.


See Properties in Artifact: Design Class.


Test classes are created and modified in parallel with creating and modifying the corresponding design classes.


See Responsibility in Artifact: Design Class.


See Tailoring in Artifact: Design Class.