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2.4 Component Testing
Component Testing focuses on verifying components that are basically small groups of interdependent units that are functionally or logically related. This involves verification of behavior of the group and also, interfaces that connect the units. Component testing is optional, but recommended in case components involved are having complex processing areas. Component Test also exercises the behaviour of the component based on specific input and checks whether error conditions are properly handled.
The purpose of component testing is to test small groups of components that are functionally related. Component Testing commences after successful completion of Unit Testing, Component Testing takes place in development environment or test environment with the help of real data else, simulated data has to be created to model real data so as to verify proper functioning of business rules.
  • Component Test Expectations
  • Component Test Considerations
  • Tasks in Component Testing
 
 
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