Functional testing focuses on manual testing, along with automation testing. This type of testing includes checking: User Interface, APIs (application programming interface), Security, Database, Client Applications, and Feature of the application under test.
Now we are going to explain the types of Functional Testing:
Developers who write different code units perform this type of testing. These code units are written to attain a specific functionality. Code coverage is an essential part of unit testing. The test cases cover line coverage, code path coverage, and method coverage.
After unit testing, the concept of integration tests gains attention. During unit testing, the unit is developed and is tested by itself. These units are integrated with the surrounding units in the program. The aim of this (integration) testing is to verify proper functionality between components.
This type of software testing is executed after the software is built to determine that the program’s crucial functionalities are working well. This type of testing helps in building stability. The objective of smoke testing is to discard a faultily broken application, which saves the team’s precious time from installing and testing the software application.
Generally, this type of testing is done after the smoke test. The purpose of sanity testing is to ensure that all the primary and essential functionalities of the application or system are working correctly. If testers do not have sufficient time for testing, then this testing is carried out. It serves as the surface level testing.
This type of testing certifies that changes to the codebase (like new code, debugging strategies, enhancements, etc.) do not disturb the existing functions. The test cases in this type of software testing are re-executed to check the working of the previous functionality, and simultaneously it ensures that the new changes have not introduced any new bugs. Regression testing can be performed on a newly built code snippet or program.
This type of testing aims to meet the user needs and confirms whether it works well for the users. The product is exposed to the customers in a production like an environment. After that, the product is tested. The user’s comfort is derived from this situation, and then finally, the feedback is taken. Often, this type of testing is considered the last step before the software or any other feature goes live.
The objective of functional testing is to ensure that whether the system is functioning correctly. The functional testing technique checks the website, system, or application to ensure that it does what it is meant to do. It serves as an excellent instrument to perform business tasks efficiently.
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TAST is a framework aimed at automating and streamlining the testing process, it is targeted at end users, testers or quality assurance teams. The design of automatic test cases is done through UML (Unified Modeling Language) sequence diagrams, allowing the user to easily automate End-To-End functional, system, performance and acceptance tests, without the need to be a specialist programmer.
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