Positive test

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The positive test (also called the verifying test or good test ) aims to prove that a requirement on the application can be executed without errors. The test case checks the correct processing with correct handling.

The purpose of the positive test is to prove that the application does what it is supposed to do when used correctly.

The correct behavior of the application and the user is checked with a positive test case. Only valid values ​​are entered, masks are generally correctly and completely filled out, interfaces are correctly supplied.

The negative test is an extension of the positive test .

See also


  • Manuel Arnold: Soft (ware) skills in testing: To err is human. Java magazine ISSN  1619-795X 13th vol., No. 5, 2010, p. 84