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.

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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Full access to the source code provides a wealth of test information, and facilitates automating many existing white box testing techniques.
The process can be set up like a flow diagram, he said -- if the open-source method does not produce conclusive results, then move on to dependency analysis, then on to black and white box testing until one of them is definitive.
White box testing -- This is the most expensive and exhaustive analysis, Longstaff said.