Effective Tests, Not Positive and Negative Tests

My opinion is that the “positive” and “negative” distinctions for tests are a faulty conceptual distinction. To me, only “old school” testers talk about “positive testing” and “negative testing.” Pretty bluntly stated, huh? I feel strongly about this because the way the terms are promoted, they take focus away from how a tester should be thinking about testing. That’s my belief anyway. I’ll try to defend that.

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