6.3. Testing Architecture

The testing approaches feed into the testing architecture. The architecture, as shown in Figure 6.4, depicts the various types of tests and how they combine to provide a comprehensive testing strategy for any software system being tested. The testing architecture decides the level at which tests are conducted (for example, unit versus system), and the frequency, intensity, and repetition of tests. The influence of the previous discussion on testing approaches affects all elements of good test architecture.

Figure 6.4. A typical testing architecture

6.3.1. Unit Test

The unit test is the most immediate testing of the class ...

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