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Software Testing, Second Edition by Ron Patton

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Chapter 7. Testing the Software with X-Ray Glasses

IN THIS CHAPTER

  • Dynamic White-Box Testing

  • Dynamic White-Box Testing Versus Debugging

  • Testing the Pieces

  • Data Coverage

  • Code Coverage

So far in Part II, “Testing Fundamentals,” you've learned about three of the four fundamental testing techniques: static black box (testing the specification), dynamic black box (testing the software), and static white box (examining the code). In this chapter, you'll learn the fourth fundamental technique—dynamic white-box testing. You'll look into the software “box” with your X-ray glasses as you test the software.

In addition to your X-ray specs, you'll also need to wear your programmer's hat—if you have one. If you don't own one, don't be scared off. The examples used ...

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