The testing of pipelines and pipeline components can be done through the Visual Studio unit tests. Similar to the unit testing of the schemas and maps described in the first recipe. The unit testing of the pipelines within Visual Studio is similar to the
Pipeline.exe tool (for more information on the
Pipeline.exe tool, see http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa547988.aspx.
Besides unit testing of pipelines through Visual Studio, you can also opt for testing a pipeline and its components using the Pipeline Testing Library created by Tomas Restrepo. This library allows developers to programmatically create pipelines, create instances of components, and assign them to their respective stages (including ...