Before being released for use, software must be tested for errors and its functionality. Software developers have various testing methods available for software testing. One well-known test is the Blackbox-Test.
What is a Blackbox-Test?
A Blackbox-Test, also known as behavioral testing, is a software testing method in which a tester does not know the internal structure, design, and implementation of the object under test. The name comes from the fact that a software program is like a black box in the eyes of the tester, into which he cannot see. This method tries to find errors in the following categories:
- Incorrect or missing functions
- Interface errors
- Errors in data structures or external database accesses
- Behavioral or performance errors
- Initialization and termination errors
For which software tests is the Blackbox-Test applied?
The test method is applicable for the following software tests:
- Integration tests
- System tests
- Acceptance tests
The advantage of a Blackbox-Tests is that it is performed from the user’s point of view and helps to detect deviations from the specifications. In addition, testers do not need to know programming languages or how the software was implemented. Blackbox-Test s can be performed independently by the developers and are therefore considered an objective test method.
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