Testing your application

There are many different kinds of tests, so many, in fact, that companies often have a dedicated department, called quality assurance (QA), made up of individuals who spend their day testing the software the company developers produce.

To start making an initial classification, we can divide tests into two broad categories: white-box and black-box tests.

White-box tests are those that exercise the internals of the code; they inspect it down to a very fine level of detail. On the other hand, black-box tests are those that consider the software under test as if within a box, the internals of which are ignored. Even the technology, or the language used inside the box, is not important for black-box tests. What they do ...

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