FUNCTIONAL TESTING is a type of software testing that validates the software system against the functional requirements/specifications. The purpose of Functional tests is to test each function of the software application, by providing appropriate input, verifying the output against the Functional requirements.
Functional testing mainly involves black box testing, and it is not concerned about the source code of the application. This testing checks User Interface, APIs, Database, Security, Client/Server communication and other functionality of the Application Under Test. The testing can be done either manually or using automation.
In Word Publishing The purpose of functional testing is to confirm that the software functions as intended and that it satisfies user expectations and intended requirements. Comprehensive functional testing allows us to find and solve errors early in the development process, enhancing the software system's quality, dependability, and user satisfaction.