Glossary of Software Testing Terms:
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Glass Box Testing
A form of testing in which the tester can examine the design
documents and the code as well as analyze and possibly manipulate
the internal state of the entity being tested. Glass box testing
involves examining the design documents and the code, as well
as observing at run time the steps taken by algorithms and
their internal data. See White
The solution that the program or project is trying to reach.
An intense round of testing, quite often redirecting all available
resources to the activity. The idea here is to test as much
of the application in as short a period of time as possible.
Graphical User Interface (GUI)
A type of display format that enables the user to choose commands,
start programs, and see lists of files and other options by
pointing to pictorial representations (icons) and lists of menu
items on the screen.
Graphical User Interface (GUI) Testing
Interface (UI) Testing.
Gray (Grey) Box Testing
Gray Box Testing is based upon the "gray" area between
the Black-Box and White-Box regions, where the test engineer
has knowledge of the architectural design and not the actual
source code. It's a testing technique that uses a combination
of black box
testing and white
box testing. Gray box testing is not black box testing because
the tester does know some of the internal workings of the software
under test. In gray box testing, the tester applies a limited
number of test cases to the internal workings of the software
under test. In the remaining part of the gray box testing, one
take a black box approach in applying inputs to the software
under test and observing the outputs. This type of testing is
the basis for System Testing.
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