Help me - callout to specialists


#1

People… this is a request for Katalon Specialists™ to step up and make themselves known.

Click here to see the problem I'm trying to solve:

If I see a post for help and the user is talking XPath stuff, I’m probably going call out @Brandon_Hein. If I see someone asking about pipeline stuff, probably @Ibus. Licensing? @ThanhTo or @devalex88. Desktop Testing? @duyluong. Mobile? @Chris_Trevarthen.

But there are so many parts of Katalon (it’s so big!) I don’t know enough people to cover all the possibilities. So, like I said, step up and make yourself known, let’s make the following table a complete guide to who knows what in the Kataloniverse™.

I’d like to make a special callout to the following Katalon Developers - what are YOUR specialist areas? Come on guys, step up please!

@Alice @anhqle @anhtuan @Dung_Ngo @Hanh_Tran @haimnguyen @Hung_Nguyen @Huy_Duong @huynguyen @Jass @Liam_B @Thong

Topic Specialists
BDD Testing Nobody?
Excel Nobody?
Integrations Nobody?
Katalon Analytics Nobody?
OS-Windows Nobody?
API/WebService @hpulsford @Ibus
CI/CD @devalex88 @hpulsford @Ibus @ThanhTo
CSS @Mate_Mrse @Russ_Thomas
Custom Keywords All @Mentions Here
Data Driven Testing @hpulsford @Ibus @kazurayam
DB/SQL etc. @hpulsford @Ibus
Desired Capabilities @Brandon_Hein
Desktop @duyluong
DevTools @Brandon_Hein @Mate_Mrse @Russ_Thomas
Documentation @Liam_B
Headless Testing @Mate_Mrse
HTML/DOM @Brandon_Hein @Marek_Melocik @Russ_Thomas
Java/Groovy @Brandon_Hein @kazurayam @Marek_Melocik @Mate_Mrse
JavaScript @Russ_Thomas
Katalon Keywords Source @Brandon_Hein @devalex88 @kazurayam @Russ_Thomas @ThanhTo
Katalon Recorder @Mark_Gibson
Katalon Runtime Engine (RE) @devalex88 @duyluong
Katalon Licensing/TestOps @devalex88 @duyluong @ThanhTo @Thong
KS Internals @kazurayam @Marek_Melocik
Mobile @Chris_Trevarthen @duyluong
OS-Mac @devalex88 @ThanhTo
OS-Linux @Ibus
Plugins & Extensions @kazurayam
POM @Brandon_Hein @Marek_Melocik @Mate_Mrse @Russ_Thomas
Selenium/WebDriver @Brandon_Hein @ehernandez @Marek_Melocik @Mate_Mrse
Spy/Record Web/Mobile @duyluong
Spy/Record Windows @duyluong @hpulsford
XPath @Brandon_Hein @Marek_Melocik @Mate_Mrse

Let me know in the thread if you are a specialist and in what area your expertise lies[1]. Your “read time” will be checked before your name is added to the list.

“Where’s all this leading, Russ?”

A pinned TIPS article at which point this thread will be closed (and possibly deleted).

“But I don’t want my name in this list!”

Get over yourself. If I already added you, you’ve made the grade. Enjoy!

[1] Off topic and bogus suggestions will be deleted without explanation.


#2

Katalon topics I’m qualified to cover in general (IMO):

Java/Groovy, Selenium, XPath, Dev Tools, POM


#6

I’ve been a bit quiet on here recently, a thing called ‘work’ keeps getting in the way :frowning: , although I do check everyday to see if there’s anything I can quickly help with.

However, I am rather flattered to be considered a ‘specialist’ :+1:


#7

@Mark_Gibson that’s fine, i am a ‘victim of the agenda’ too … but when i need a de-coupling from my daily work i am taking a lookaround here.

LE: @Russ_Thomas you can list me also in a generic section ‘debugging/crashing apps’ or similar.
I have good imagination on how to break stuff (and potentialy fix them)


#8

Java/Groovy, KS Internals, POM, Selenium, XPath


#9

Similar to what @Mark_Gibson and @Ibus have said, I don’t comment that frequently lately because of work, but I am happy to help when I have time.

Selenium, XPath (locators), CSS (locators), POM, Java/Groovy, DevTools.


#10

Thanks Marek. I didn’t intend to leave you out - I couldn’t recall where your best advice belonged and was intending to lookup your most recent answers but got tired and sleep won the fight :wink:


#11

Yes Mate. I had you down for “headless” too - slipped my mind.


I wish Discourse had a @EveryoneElse thing to target everyone already mentioned in the thread.

What about other areas? I just threw those listed together… Am I missing anything key? Important? Relevant? I guess identifying holes is as good as identifying individuals…


#12

That’s enough. Ask the users you’re helping.

Didn’t your mother tell you you were special? :worried:


#13

I wouldnt consider myself a specialist but Im pretty familiar with Katalon, I do a lot of Selenium stuff so if anyone has questions, I can offer my support just dm me like most people do


#14

Hey Manny. You’ve certainly provided good answers; I’ve seen them. I’ve learned from them. Your “read time” is on the low side but as long as you’re checking your notifications regularly, I’m game.

I’ll slot you in to the Selenium listing.


#15

@Russ_Thomas you may add also an ‘linux related’ subject … here i can provide also good advices … and i hope one day katalon will be widely supported on this platform (for the moment seems to be limited to certain most popular distributions)

also, i have certain experience with API/ webservice testing (mostly RESTfull)

LE: DB testing may be also an relevant subject. here i have some knowledge on sql (mysql and sqlite mostly) and some NoSql (mongodb, elasticsearch) altough my grandson @Mihai_Augustin_Sarat is by far better prepared on this matter (he is just lazzy, visiting this forum from time to time)


#16

I like this post - now i know who to annoy when i dont know something :wink:


#17

Come on H. It’s a two-way street. Claim your spot and stop being coy. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


#18

I wouldnt say im “specialist” in any of theses areas, but ones that i would feel most confident in helping are -

API, SQL, Katalon recorder, data driven testing, CI/CD


#19

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#20

Uh, I think you mean Spy Web Recorder? (not the browser extension called Katalon Recorder).

Best we leave it off if you don’t even know its name? :rofl:


#21

Should integrations be split into subtopics - what do you guys think? And what should the sub-divisions be called? Or just add one integrations topic?


#22

neaah … let’s keep it like this for a while. it is a large domain, indeed …


#23

@devalex88

Would this be possible?

Old idea