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Software Testing, Second Edition by Ron Patton

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Chapter 5. Testing the Software with Blinders On

IN THIS CHAPTER

  • Dynamic Black-Box Testing: Testing the Software While Blindfolded

  • Test-to-Pass and Test-to-Fail

  • Equivalence Partitioning

  • Data Testing

  • State Testing

  • Other Black-Box Test Techniques

Okay, now for the good stuff! This chapter covers what most people imagine when they think of software testing. It's time to crack your knuckles, sit in front of your computer, and start looking for bugs.

As a new software tester, this may be the first job you're assigned to do. If you're interviewing for a software test position, you will no doubt be asked how you'd approach testing a new software program or a new program's features.

It's very easy to jump right in, start pounding on keys, and hope that something ...

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