I think a plugin that would elevate Katalon to a level that easily competes with tools such as Testim or Autonomiq would be a plugin that can manage website workflows. Something that can identify, manage, and save user workflows through a website, such as logging in or creating an account. This would pave the way to make Katalon “aware” enough to suggest test coverage gaps or easily set up “happy path” tests.
Thanks for making such a wonderful tool to help us in Automation. I have few suggestions in terms of Plugins. Please let me know if you want me to Share these suggestions at some other place where you guys can keep track of the suggestions.
Problem 1: In Katalon Studio currently we don’t have a Unique Identifier i.e Test Case Number for each of the test case. Although we have a Folder based structure but in large teams it would be beneficial for people to refer to a particular test case number using the Unique identifier added by the Katalon itself, With this we would not have to give a full path of the test case rather we can just give the unique identifier / test case number for other people to look into. Also in the real-world scenario we may be moving our test cases and changing the structure of the folders all the time and having a unique identifier/test case number will make finding test cases easy. We would also need a way to search test cases using Test Case number
Problem 2 : An ability to generate random test data within Katalon itself. For e.g we are working with a Email Address field, We may want to test it every time with a random email address. If we had that option to generate a test data based on some parameters within Katalon then it would be very beneficial. We can achieve this using some scripting or through test data file but having an option to generate random test data on fly would be great.
Please keep the Store moderated just like this Forum. Finding help on this Forum is really easy because of super helpful people that devote there time here. I hope the Store will be same where only approved plugins will show up.
Thanks for the awesome tool.
-A plugin to restrict the access to various folders of Katalon Studio. For example - a person can only create test cases but not access Custom Keywords and Data files, etc. Basically what I am trying to do is build a library of Custom Keywords and then other people can create test cases as per their need without having access to other files.
-Alternate solution would be a plugin to Creating test cases and test suites through notepad and parsing it in automatically in katalon would also be a great plugin.
It is delightful to see so many plugin ideas are being proposed. I think to better help us define what ideas are valuable to many people, not just so we can build the plugins but also to enhance the APIs for you guys to develop in, you guys should state the context or problem you are encountering that makes you think that a plug-in would extremely valuable, then describe functionally what would the plugin do.
It is an opportunity for us to see things from your perspectives too. I am sure there are many problems whose workarounds are a pain or are blockers to the essential testing activities of your organizations.
Again, thanks a lot for sharing and we will take into considerations all of your ideas !
I will update the comment I added with problem description and see if that gets accepted. Both of my recommendations for plugin are very generic and those are basically features that will be helpful for our testing community.