Functional testing?

Functional testing is a form of black-box testing. As the name suggests, it focuses on the software’s functional requirements rather than its internal implementation. A functional requirement refers to required behavior in the system, in terms of its input and output.

It validates the software against the functional requirements or the specification, ignoring the non-functional attributes such as performance, usability, and reliability.

Functional testing aims to answer the following questions, in particular:

  • Does the software fulfill its functional requirements?
  • Does it solve its intended users’ problems?
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