This is an AMA-style thread where you can ask our Product Team members anything about the Katalon Platform, such as: product roadmap, upcoming releases, exciting GPT-powered features to come , best practices, other industry-related questions, and more!
Start Date: 2023-09-05T23:00:00Z
End Date: 2023-09-22T16:59:00Z
Meet our team
Le Van Thanh Tri (@tri.tle) - Product Manager (TestOps)
Pham Thi Vy Ha (@ha.tpham) - Product Manager (TestCloud)
Tran Thi Kim Xuan (@xuan.tran) - Product Manager (Katalon Studio)
Win Le is working on the Platform (TestOps) module which handles the end-to-end testing experiences i.e. test organization, planning, execution, and reporting on the Katalon Platform. He is always looking to learn from, and empathize with, Katalon users to further improve our products and services.
Sunny Pham is responsible for the TestCloud module within the Katalon Platform, which is a cloud-based automation testing environment that allows you to easily execute cross-browser testing without the need of physical infrastructures. If you have a TestCloud-related question or feedback, then Sunny is the one to go to.
As an Associate Product Manager, Xuan aims to deliver the best user experience for Katalon Studio (KS) users, as well as making KS more powerful and efficient with each release. If you have a question relating to Katalon Studio i.e. best practice, etc., then feel free to mention Xuan in your question.
Vy Huynh is an Associate Product Manager currently working on Cloud Studio (CS), our web-based test creation tool for automated web testing. Feel free to ask her anything about CS’ development i.e. features, capabilities, or any other related topics. Your feedback and queries are invaluable for our Product team to refine CS further.
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Not a query, but a proposal or advice that I have previously made. In contrast to the vibrant katalon.com website, the design/UI layout of TestOps is not very appealing. The TestOps platform would seem more appealing and visible to the end user, especially to CTOs who are seeking to confirm KS/KSE/TestOps as their Automation solution, if it could be completely revamped like your main website, www.katalon.com.
As a developer/API Test Automation engineer I find the tie-in with Eclipse bothersome, there’s some issues with the IDE I can really do without. There’s also a lot of overhead mainly supporting non-technical users that I could do without.
I was wondering if there is any documentation available about developing Katalon tests without the use of Katalon Studio?
For higher level FE test development, Katalon Studio still has the same issues, but the pro’s outweigh them (less need of technical knowledge/experience).
As Russ Thomas and Kazurayam already replied, you can see a few threads on the forum on how to write Katalon tests with other IDEs, and I think it’s really worth trying. However, we do not officially support this approach yet, so currently there’s no official document on docs.katalon.com for this tutorial. We’re still developing Katalon Studio so that we can bring a better experience to users, so we acknowledge your need and will consider it in the future.
Thank you so much and happy testing
The Katalon team is currently engaged in enhancing the interface to provide a more appealing and user-friendly experience. Naturally, such transformations demand a significant amount of time and it’s quite challenging to implement them throughout the entire application.
As we progress, we would greatly value insights from our users. We are considering conducting usability testing and may extend an invitation soon. It would be greatly appreciated if you could participate.
We have integrated our Katalon tests with TestRail. For this we use the TestRail CLI tool instead of the Katalon TestRail Integration plugin, as the plugin does not meet our requirements. Now we would like to use the new feature of the TestRail CLI tool to automatically add step information in the results. For this purpose the JUnit XML report generated by Katalon should be enriched with additional properties as described here or here.
Hi all, I have a question for @vy.huynh about Cloud Studio as I have been seeing a few topics here and there about it popping up on the forum: What is it, and what are Cloud Studio’s advantage compare to Katalon Studio?