On Building Testable Software Components

  • Jerry Gao
  • Kamal Gupta
  • Shalini Gupta
  • Simon Shim
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2255)


Component engineering is gaining substantial interest in the software engineering community. A lot of research efforts have been devoted to the analysis and design methods for component-based software. However, only few papers address the testing of software components and component-based software. This paper focuses on how to build testable software components by increasing the testability of software components. The paper introduces the concept of testable bean, and proposes a new way to construct a testable bean based on a testable architecture and well-defined built-in interfaces. In addition, the paper also reports our efforts on developing a test bed to achieve automation for test beans.


Software Component Test Agent Component Test Test Tool Test Script 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jerry Gao
    • 1
  • Kamal Gupta
    • 1
  • Shalini Gupta
    • 1
  • Simon Shim
    • 1
  1. 1.San Jose State UniversitySan Jose

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