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Welcome to the Black Box Software Testing course site.

Please Note: BBST is a Registered Trademark of Kaner, Fiedler & Associates.

This site provides Creative Commons-licensed instructional materials (slides and videos) to teach black box software testing. Black box testing is the craft of testing a program from the external view.

We've organized the materials into self-contained sections. Click on the tabs to navigate from section to section.


The development of this site has been extensively supported by the National Science Foundation, via grants EIA-0113539 ITR/SY+PE Improving the Education of Software Testers and CCLI-0717613 Adaptation & Implementation of an Activity-Based Online or Hybrid Course in Software Testing.

We are also developing instructor-support materials, provided under the Instructors Course tab. Normally, someone who wants to teach one of these courses would take the course and then take instructor training:

Commercial instructors, companies that want to use these materials in-house, and for-profit universities are welcome to use our slides and videos subject to the usual restrictions of an Creative Commons Attribution license: You must explicitly acknowledge us as the authors and copyright-holders of every slide of ours that you use. There is no charge to use the materials. However, if you want my help or the help of my collaborators or students, we will have to charge a consulting fee.

Your suggestions and bug reports are very welcome. Please contact us at BBST-at-kaner-dot-com.

Cem Kaner, J.D. Ph.D.
Director: Center for Software Testing Education & Research