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Jargon Buster Black Box and White Box Approaches

Isabelle explains black box and white box approaches

Isabelle Bearn describes the difference between black box and white box testing approaches for JUMPSEC’s series of Jargon busting video shorts


Video transcript:

“Black box, white box and grey box are all different testing approaches.
Black-box testing is a method of testing that examines the functionality of an application/service without peering into (or knowledge of) its internal structures or workings.
Whereas White box is a method of testing software that tests internal structures or workings of an application, as opposed to its functionality. In white-box testing an internal perspective of the system, as well as programming skills, are used to design test cases.
Finally, Grey box testing is combination of white-box testing and black-box testing. The aim of this testing is to search for the defects if any due to improper structure or improper usage of applications.”