white box testing

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white box testing

(programming)
(Or "clear", "glass", "open") Software testing approaches that examine the program structure and derive test data from the program logic.

Structural testing is sometimes referred to as clear-box testing since white boxes are considered opaque and do not really permit visibility into the code.
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white box testing

Also "glass box testing" and "clear box testing." Testing software with the knowledge of the internal structure and coding inside the program. The term is also used to test a website's vulnerability after obtaining network data such as IP addresses and network diagrams (see penetration test). Contrast with black box testing and gray box testing. See testing types. See also white box.
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Since the specifications are evolving with the prototype, we have emphasized program-based, glass-box testing. Once we move out of the prototype stage and have "real users" we will have to deal with testing against specifications as well.
That is why we call our method "iterative glass-box testing"--we are doing program-based testing, but in small incremental steps, testing no more than two weeks' worth of work at a time.
The programmers themselves are the best people to do glass-box testing. They best understand the code, and can do the best job of making sure that every path is checked.