White-Box Testing for Testers

A stackoverflow question: Which type of testing should be the emphasis for testers/QAs, and why?

  • Usually the white-box testing is not possible for testers. Thus the only viable answer for testers is to emphasize black-box approach.
  • However, with aspect-oriented-programming and design-by-contract methodology, when the testing goals are programmed into the target code as contracts (seen from the static view of a program), and/or when the testing temporal logic is programmed into the code as cross-cuts (dynamic view of the test logic), white-box testing would become not only possible but also a preferred take for testers. Given that said, it will need be an expertise-demanding take, the testers need to be not only good testers, but also good programmers or more than good programmers.

(Originally published on stackoverflow.com)

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