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What is black box testing?

Testing with no knowledge of what's going on inside the device/system under test.

Basic black-box testing techniques

As much emphasis as possible should be placed on interactive exercises here.

Testing from a script

Exploratory testing

This is the 'test a Coke machine' exercise.

Details on how to do exploratory testing:

What is a regression?

A regression is when a defect re-appears after it went on vacation for a while.

Documenting your process

  • Starting from a known state
  • Notebooks
  • Text files
  • Screenshots
  • Screencasts!
  • Bring this back to test scripts and test cases.

What are the limits of these techniques?