Flashback: A Year Ago This Week on Tyner Blain [2006-01-13]


It was software testing week this time a year ago…

Software Testing Series: Introduction


Check out the index of software testing series posts for more articles.

Foundation Series: Black Box and White Box Software Testing

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Blackbox tests and whitebox tests.These terms get thrown about quite a bit. In a previous post, we referenced Marc Clifton’s advanced unit testing series. If you were already familiar with the domain, his article could immediately build on that background knowledge and extend it.

Software testing can be most simply described as “for a given set of inputs into a software application, evaluate a set of outputs.” Software testing is a cause-and-effect analysis.

Software Testing Series: Blackbox vs. Whitebox Testing

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Should I use black box testing or white box testing for my software?You will hear three answers to this question – black, white, and gray. We recently published a foundation series post on black box and white box testing – which serves as a good background document. We also mention greybox (or gray box) testing as a layered approach to combining both disciplines.

Given those definitions, let’s look at the pros and cons of each style of testing.

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