Advantages and disadvantages of white box testing

White box testing advantages

  • Testing can be commenced at an earlier One need not wait for the GUI to be available.
  • Testing is more thorough, with the possibility of covering most paths

White box testing disadvantages

  • Since tests can be very complex, highly skilled resources are required, with thorough knowledge of programming and implementation
  • Test script maintenance can be a burden if the implementation changes too frequently
  • Since this method of testing it closely tied with the application being testing, tools to cater to every kind of implementation/platform may not be readily available

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