The brand new Katalon Studio 7 is here!
Katalon Studio 7 (KS7) arrived with a host of enhanced features, promising to deliver an enjoyable automation experience and address the common challenges of the testing community. It also comes with new capabilities tailored for medium and large businesses’ needs. Most of these features and functionalities were suggested by the Katalon Community (you want it, you got it!).
That being said, here are a few of our favorite things in KS7!
This feature is the answer to one of the most notable pain points that Selenium users often face when testing web applications.
Selenium tests tend to have a high rate of flakiness due to the timing issue, causing instability in the test results.
Starting from KS7, you can enable the Smart Wait Function. Once it is enabled, the execution process will automatically wait until the web page is fully loaded before moving on to the next automation step.
To extend the test coverage apart from the web, API, and mobile testing capabilities, KS7 now supports test automation on desktop applications. More specifically, this version supports Selenium-based test automation for UI on Windows 10.
In terms of testing capabilities, Katalon Studio supports Objects Spying and Record and Playback for desktop app test cases. If coding is not your expertise — worry not. The rich set of built-in keywords will best simplify and shorten the learning curve for a more effortless automation experience.
Expand your test project management and collaboration with test artifacts sharing.
This feature supports exporting test artifacts and importing them to other projects. The test artifacts — including test cases, test objects, profiles, and keywords — can be exported into ZIP files and imported to any project of your choice in Katalon Studio.
This means more streamlined teamwork, increased flexibility, and better control over your test projects.
In addition to the available public plugins on Katalon Store, KS7 allows you to develop and share your private plugins.
You can now design and develop plugins and share across your team’s internal system without having to publish them on Katalon Store. This feature is designed for medium and large teams. Private plugins will clear up the concern of security and team members collaboration.
For better test case management, KS7 allows you to group existing test suites into a test suite collection to enhance their control and accelerate the execution process. Test suite collections can be executed in either sequential or parallel mode, giving more options to run tests on different environments.
What’s more, you can gain valuable insights with the new test suite collection reports view. That means you no longer have to put extra effort into managing test results. These reports can also be generated in HTML, PDF, and JUnit formats, thus enabling effective collaboration between team members.
KS7 allows you to use your own test data sources, as long as they are supported with a library connection (JDBC). This feature increases the flexibility of automation projects by supporting other database servers besides MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, and PostgreSQL. Learn more
KS7 enables sending requests with SSL client certificates. Now you can bypass the certificate validation and continue testing with Katalon Studio without having to worry about the restricted network policy.
KS7 also gives you more control in customizing console logs by enabling and disabling logs of executed test steps. This feature helps teams avoid unnecessary resource consumption and gain control over the console logs.
KS7 is available in two versions: Basic and Enterprise. The Enterprise version is best for users with the needs for network security policy compliance, as well as advanced features to support team operation and performance.