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Intershop Glossary
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Last Modified09-Nov-2018
Added to KB20-Jul-2016
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tabIn graphical user interfaces, a tab is a navigational element for switching between sets of documents or forms in a single window.
tagIn the context of Intershop 7/Intershop Commerce Management, use label. 
target clusterin data replication, the cluster that receives (updated) data from the source cluster
taskIn agile software development, tasks are used to structure the daily work. They should be doable within 6h. Tasks cover all daily work, like implementation, specification, IAD, etc. All roles are the owners of their specific tasks. 
tax engineA tax engine is a system that calculates the tax for products and services based on the tax class and the tax jurisdiction.
TCCIn Intershop 7, an application for the system administrator to control the Intershop Application Server instances, as well as the applications on top of them, running in the cluster.
tenantFrom Intershop's perspective, a tenant is a merchant whose e-commerce software environment is hosted on a shared platform, which is able to serve multiple independent tenants.
test case

Test cases are derived from user stories, system use cases and IADs. They exist in the context of system components and releases and are executed automatically or manually. A large number of successfully executed test cases generally indicates a good component and/or release quality. QA engineers own the testcases.

Automatic test cases rely on test frameworks.

test execution

Test execution describes the action of running test cases. The results are documented within the test management tool "Silk Central Test Manager" (SCTM). Failed tests normally lead to a new raised defect (in the regarding Jira project).

Test execution planning is done in SCTM. Using this tool Quality Assurance defines all progression tests and regression tests (including NFR testing).

The analysis of the test executions serve as input for

  • performance report
  • Intranet reporting
  • QA protocol

test framework

Generally, test frameworks provide software testing methods that allow for automatically testing sets of one or more computer program modules together with associated control data, usage procedures, and operating procedures, to determine whether they are fit for use. Intershop 7 and Intershop Commerce Management support the following test frameworks:

  • JUnit
  • HtmlUnit
  • Intershop's test model framework
Overview - Test Frameworks
test groupin A/B tests, a group of customers that is presented one specific discount or content asset version 
test plan

The test plan describes the timing of necessary test tasks for a dedicated release (major release, minor release, hotfix).

  • For progression testing it contains one test task for each feature structured into business process areas.
  • For regression testing it contains test tasks for business processes distributed into sub areas.

thumbnailin graphic user interfaces, a very small picture that shows what a larger picture looks like, or what a page of a document will look like when printed 
tierTiers describe the physical distribution of the functionality and components on separate servers, computers, networks, or remote locations. As opposed to layers, which describe logical groupings, the term tier refers to physical distribution patterns such as two-tier, three-tier, and n-tier. 
topicsubject discussed in a discussion forum
totalin shopping carts/requisitions and orders, total price of all products, including tax, shipping, etc.

Generally, a touchpoint is any interface of a product or service, a brand or a company with customers or other stakeholders before, during and after a business transaction. This can include web applications, phone hotlines, retail stores, printed material, etc.

With respect to e-commerce systems, the storefront applications (browser-based web shop, mobile shop) constitute customer touchpoints.

tracking frameworksee business tracking
transaction management

In general, transaction management refers to features for organizing, processing and supporting all shopping-related transactions done by customers in the storefront. With Intershop 7/Intershop Commerce Management, this includes, among others

  • basket calculation
  • shopping cart handling and checkout
  • order handling
  • payment
  • shipping
Overview - Transaction Management
translation management system

A translation management system is a software that manages and streamlines the common tasks involved in the translation process - from requesting a new translation to quoting, project management, translating, editing, reviewing, desktop publishing (DTP), reporting and so on. As a minimum, these systems generally include modules for

  • translation project management
  • translation memory-based translation
  • terminology management

trunkIn a source code management system, the trunk is a branch without a parent, i.e., the main or base version of a development artifact (source code file or directory).
type codeType codes are unique identifiers to denote different (sub) types of a business object.Reference - Type Codes
type definitionIn Enfinity Suite 6 content management, DTDs that define the data structures that form the base for content components (complex type) and content objects (simple type.)


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