Artifact: Testability Element
This artifact is a specialized implementation element that realizes the test-specific behavior that the software supports.
Work Product Kinds: Solution

The purpose of the Testability Element is to implement test-specific functionality that facilitates testing, either manual or automated. There are various types of test-specific behavior, two of which are:

  • "Stubs" for implementation elements that you need to simulate or have decided not to include completely in a test target.
  • Elements that provide specialized interfaces or output.
Key Considerations

Testability Elements are typically created and modified in parallel with creating and modifying corresponding application or system implementation elements.

Representation OptionsUML Representation: Element in the implementation model, stereotyped as <<testability element>>. 

See Artifact: Implementation Element.

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