Glass Box Testing. Benefits and Shortcomings

Glass Box Testing. Benefits and Shortcomings
September 06 10:00 2011 Print This Article

Synonyms for Glass Box Testing:

Glass-box testing is also called:


Benefits of Glass Box Testing:

  • reveals defects in “hidden” code
  • beneficent side-effects
  • optimizations
  • approximates the partitioning done by execution equivalence
  • forces test developer to reason carefully about implementation

Shortcomings of Glass Box Testing:

  • miss cases omitted in the code
  • costly

Intermix of Glass-box and Black-box

In practice we have such approaches:

  • program executes differently under two inputs with same specs
  • program executes two inputs the same which have different specs

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