White box testing is not a SQA activity - Improving Predictions, Products, Processes & Resources

Q.  Which is not a SQA activity?
- Published on 22 Jul 15

a. Black box testing
b. White box testing
c. Integration testing
d. Unit testing

ANSWER: White box testing


  • Nirja Shah   -Posted on 28 Oct 15
    White box testing
    - It is a testing technique, that examines the program structure and derives test data from the program logic/code.

    - The other names of glass box testing are clear box testing, open box testing, logic driven testing or path driven testing or structural testing.

    Advantages of White Box Testing
    1. Forces test developer to reason carefully about implementation.
    2. Reveals errors in "hidden" code.
    3. Spots the Dead Code or other issues with respect to best programming practices.

    Disadvantages of White Box Testing
    1. Expensive as one has to spend both time and money to perform white box testing.
    2. Every possibility that few lines of code are missed accidentally.
    3. In-depth knowledge about the programming language is necessary to perform white box testing.

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