Black Box Testing
1) Boundary Value
Analysis 2) Equivalence Partitioning
Boundary Value Analysis: Boundary Value Analysis is a technique of black box
testing in which input values at the boundaries of the input domain are tested.
It has been widely recognized that the input values at the extreme ends of, and
just outside of, input domains tend to cause errors in system functionality.
In Boundary value
Analysis values at, and just beyond, the boundaries of the input domain are used
to generate test cases to ensure proper functionality of the system. Boundary
Value Analysis is an excellent way to catch common user input errors which can
disrupt proper program functionality.
good at exposing potential user interface/user input problems
clear guide lines on determining test cases
small set of test cases generated
not test all possible inputs
not test dependencies between combinations of inputs
Partitioning: Equivalence Partitioning is designed to minimize the number
of test cases by dividing tests in such away that the system is expected to act
the same way for all tests of each equivalence portion. Test inputs would be
selected from each partition.
Equivalence partitions are designed so that every possible input belongs to one
and only one equivalence partition.
Doesn�t test every input
guide lines for choosing inputs.