Chapter 6. Examining the Code

IN THIS CHAPTER

  • Static White-Box Testing: Examining the Design and Code

  • Formal Reviews

  • Coding Standards and Guidelines

  • Generic Code Review Checklist

Software testing isn't limited to treating the specification or the program like a black box as described in Chapters 4, “Examining the Specification,” and 5, “Testing the Software with Blinders On.” If you have some programming experience, even if it's just a little, you can also perform testing on the software's architecture and code.

In some industries, such verification isn't as common as black-box testing. However, if you're testing military, financial, factory automation, or medical software, or if you're lucky enough to be working in a highly disciplined development ...

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