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Rational Unified Process, The: An Introduction, Third Edition by Philippe Kruchten

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Chapter 11. The Implementation Discipline

This chapter describes the implementation discipline. It introduces the concepts of prototypes and incremental integration.

Purpose

The implementation discipline has four purposes:

  • To define the organization of the code in terms of implementation subsystems organized in layers

  • To implement classes and objects in terms of components (source files, binaries, executables, and others)

  • To test the developed components as units

  • To integrate into an executable system the results produced by individual implementers or teams

The scope of test within the implementation discipline is limited to unit test of individual components. System test and integration test are described in the test discipline (see Chapter 12). This ...

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