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Part 1. Introduction

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Introduction
Rational
QualityArchitect is a powerful collection of integrated tools for testing
middleware components built with technologies such as Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB)
and COM.
QualityArchitect, in conjunction with Rational Rose
, allows users to generate test
scripts for components and interactions in your Rose model. Once generated, the test
scripts can be edited and executed from your development environment or from
Rational
TestManager.
With QualityArchitect, you can:
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Generate test scripts that unit test individual methods or functions in a
component-under-test.
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Generate test scripts that drive the business logic in a set of integrated
components. Scripts can be generated directly from Rose interaction diagrams or,
in the case of EJBs, from live components using the EJB Session Recorder.
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Generate stubs that allow you to test components in isolation, apart from other
components called by the component-under-test.
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Track code coverage through Rational
PureCoverage
and model-level coverage
through TestManager.
What You Need to Get Started
To develop tests with QualityArchitect, you need:
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A workstation running Microsoft NT 4.0, Windows 2000,
Windows 98, or Windows Me.
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Rational Rose
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A project for storing your test assets (created with Rational
Administrator)
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TestManager or an IDE for executing test scripts