There are various tools that help QA teams execute testing and test automation. These days, we find a new tool almost every day that targets to address various challenges from the rapidly changing software industry. Some of these tools are fairly new and some of them would be a bit established for some time, each of them having different strengths and weaknesses. We all must aware of such tools, their features and recommendations, this helps while selecting/recommending appropriate tools for the problem statements. At automated-360, we are always focused on this, refer to our post on Best Automation Tools. We are continuing the same, but this time in a different way. We are now interviewing these tools, hope you will like it. In this post we interviewed Katalon Studio, this gave us some wonderful insights.
Tell Us About Yourself
Essentially, I am a simple and powerful automation solution – a viable alternative to the costly commercial tools. An automated testing platform that offers a comprehensive set of features to implement full automated testing solutions for mobile and Web applications. Built on top of the open-source Selenium and Appium frameworks, Katalon Studio allows teams to get started with test automation quickly by reducing the effort and expertise required for learning and integrating these frameworks for automated testing needs.
What does it mean by built on top of Selenium?
Selenium and Appium are just the libraries. Anyone who wants to work with it needs to have an IDE like Eclipse, Visual Studio, IntelliJ. Plus it also requires in-depth programming skills to work effectively. While you work with all these separate components and configurations, I (Katalon) provide an all in one solution to all of this. I have all built-in and ready for you to jump start with writing your automated scripts, including all the features like a record, debug etc. that a tool has in a very friendly interface. I provide a user-friendly script structure using Keywords so that non-technical people can also work easily.
How Do You Do That?
This video should explain it all
What Platforms and which scripting language do you support?
Scripting Language – Java/Groovy
|Desktop Browsers||Version on Windows||Version on macOS|
|Internet Explorer||9, 10, 11||N/A|
Version on Windows
Version on macOS
|Android||6.x, 7.x||6.x, 7.x|
What Other Skills Do You Have?
- Easy installation and get started quickly
- Support Web and Mobile Apps
- Capability to spy objects
- Built-in Object Repository
- Integration with CI tools such as TeamCity, Jenkins
- Integration with Jira, qTest, Git, Slack
- Manual and Script mode for advance users
Why Should People Be Friends With You?
I am an all in one solution for every tester’s needs currently, providing a rich user interface with all various capabilities. If you don’t have sufficient reasons look at these
- It’s completely free, No licensing and maintenance fees required
- Integrating necessary frameworks and features for quick test cases creation and execution.
- No or less programming skills required to start
- The learning curve is very little, you can quickly jump into writing test cases
On top of these, Katalon provides product support via tickets as well as a growing community.
What is the latest version release?
The current version for Katalon Studio is 4.6, released on May 30, 2017.
How can we get Katalon Studio?
in 4 easy steps
- Visit Katalon website
- Hit the Download button, and Signup to proceed.
- Download Starts
- Extract and Launch Katalon.exe and you are ready
simply hit the button below
Ok, Thanks Katalon. That was it.
I feel it has great potential with some improvements like the support of other languages, currently, only Java/Groovy is supported. I really like the whole deployment is configured. It really does not take much time, not even for integrations. I could not explore much but, if the capability of writing test cases in Gherkin and some kind of mapping especially with test data for example in gherkin can be added, it will be of great use. The Keyword mode, feel its of less/no use these days. I am looking forward to using Katalon Studio, Will try to post some more on its capabilities, going to try the CI capabilities.