5Dynamic Testing

This chapter describes the process of testing software by running it on a computer. It uses examples to illustrate various ways to specify test cases and exit criteria. Dynamic testing is based on black-box, white-box, and experience-based techniques. We explain what each category means and how to choose the appropriate one for your situation.

Running the test object on a computer

When we talk about software testing, most people imagine that it involves running a program on a computer. The term “dynamic testing” helps to clarify the situation. The test object has to be executable and is fed with input data before it is run. Because low-level test objects (component and integration tests) are not usually executable, dynamic ...

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