When people talk about test cases, they often divide them into positive and negative test cases. This article will make the case for abandoning these terms entirely, especially negative test cases. Why is that term wrong after all? Why do people, who use that term often, come up with horrible test cases? Why don’t we gain anything when people think about negative test case in the sense of the most popular definitions?
This article discusses all of that and gives you material for your next terminology battle with your fellow co-workers. It will also, hopefully, motivate you to approach the search for test case differently. And, last but not least, it is all highly subjective and my personal opinion.