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Term: whitebox

Definition

From Wikipedia:

White-box testing (also known as clear box testing, glass box testing, transparent box testing, and structural testing) is a method of software testing that tests internal structures or workings of an application, as opposed to its functionality (i.e. black-box testing).

Related Terms

  • black box

Usage Context

Recommendation

No change recommended. This term may be used without restriction.

Recommended Replacements

  • None

Unsuitable Replacements

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Rationale

White box refers to transparency, i.e., internal details are visible to the tester. This term is not based on a good/bad binary where white is represented as good or black is represented as bad and so does not promote racial bias.

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