78 Best Practices & Methodology for Electronic Software Distribution & Operating System Provisioning
The Source Code work product is the actual implementation of the system design
in the chosen programming language. Depending on the language and
environment, there may be several types of code files. In object oriented
programming languages, declarations, and definitions of classes, their attributes
and methods may be spread across several files. The definitions are then
processed by a compiler or precompiler or interpreted to produce the
The Executables work product includes the primary software deliverables for any
system development effort. These executables consist of not only the directly
executable files installed on the client’s computer systems (as in EXE files), but
also the installed runtime code libraries (as in DLL files), customizable
executable scripts (as in CMD, EXEC, or shell script files), and any other required
files (such as device drivers, configuration files, images, icons, and audio files).
These executables do not include user support materials but together these
make up the full set of product installation files.
3.4.4 Perform unit testing for developed package or media
The purpose of this activity is to perform unit (or component) testing for the
developed package or media. The unit or component test is performed by the
Building Site staff on the developed package or media in order to identify and
resolve problems before turning over the finished product (package or media) to
the change requester or test site. The unit test plan work product is utilized to
plan and carry out the testing. A test report is generated. If defects are found,
then the package is rebuilt using the previously described activity.
The conducting unit test task is performed during the Perform Unit or Component
Testing for Developed Package or Media of the building site activity.
This is performed by the Test Specialist - Technical.
The purpose of this task is to perform a unit (Component) test for the developed
A unit (component) test is performed by the building site staff on the developed
package or media in order to identify and resolve problems before turning over
the finished product (package or media) to the change requester or test site.