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Just Enough Software Test Automation by Bruce A. Posey, Daniel J. Mosley

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Appendix B. Automated Testing Terms and Definitions

Many of the terms and definitions included here are based on those found in Rational Unified Process 2001. Those taken from RUP are indicated by an asterisk.

*Architecture.

The highest-level concept of a system in its environment [IEEE]. The architecture of a software system (at a given point in time) is its organization or structure of significant components interacting through interfaces, those components being composed of successively smaller components and interfaces.

Artifact.

Any, product, deliverable, or document a process creates.

*Build.

A build comprises one or more components (often executable), each constructed from other components, usually by a process of compilation and linking of ...

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