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A Practical Guide to Testing Object-Oriented Software by David A. Sykes, John D. McGregor

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Test Patterns

Test patterns are design patterns for test software. Design patterns [GHJV94] capture and reuse design knowledge that has gained widespread application in the object-oriented software development community. Each pattern is a specific configuration of interactions among a set of objects that form some cluster in the overall design. The pattern description explains the context within which the pattern should be considered, provides a set of forces that guide a trade-off analysis, and explains how to construct the objects. We use the same format for the pattern description as the design community, but we can place more specific meaning on certain sections of the description.

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