WATCH: White Box Testing

White Box Testing is the testing of a software solution's internal coding and infrastructure.It focuses primarily on strengthening security, the flow of inputs and outputs through the application, and improving design and usability. White box testing is also known as clear box testing, open box testing, logic driven testing or path driven testing or structural testing and glass box testing.

It is one of two parts of the "box testing" approach of software testing. Its counter-part, blackbox testing, involves testing from an external or end-user type perspective. On the other hand, Whitebox testing is based on the inner workings of an application and revolves around internal testing. The term "whitebox" was used because of the see-through box concept. The clear box or whitebox name symbolizes the ability to see through the software's outer shell (or "box") into its inner workings. Likewise, the "black box" in "black box testing" symbolizes not being able to see the inner workings of the software so that only the end-user experience can be tested.

Last modified: Saturday, 11 June 2016, 12:34 PM