Testing techniques – difference between white box and black box testing

This post is part of a monthly series of articles on software testing. We intend to cover testing in general, but especially targeted at mobile apps. Developers and testers alike will find useful testing tips and techniques.

We explain the difference between white box and black box testing, followed by some helpful and efficient testing tricks and techniques. Along the way we also define some names and word.

What color is the box?
A common distinction between two vastly different types of software testing, is that between white box and black box. You may associate the latter term with plane crashes, but in this case it denotes that you are testing the software without any inside knowledge about source code, architecture or internal design. This is most likely the case with any app you may test on The Beta Family.

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