Is the objective of testing to find more issues or prevent them by being more sensitive? Is behavioral information more suitable that structural information to design test cases? Is automated testing superior to finding issues?
There are very many things in the discipline of testing that seem contrary, like the Yin and Yang, creating a constant tension as to ‘what to- choose’.
This article by T Ashok, CEO STAG Software, explores the idea the various opposites and outlines the view that “The magic is in the middle”. That it is not a tussle, but a perfect state with the opposites balancing each other. The article was published in the June 2013 issue of Tea Time with Testers, ezine.