Suggestions & wishes

Thanks for this powerful product. I really liked it as a Test Automation Engineer. I usually evaluate tools in the market and share my opinions with people. I also posted an article on Katalon since I am impressed

I am looking for few features

1. Crossbrowser execution at a time

2. Object identification with Image Recognition tools like (Sikuli)

3. Basic Security Testing tools like (Nmap, Nikto, SQLMap, Katalon proxy for intercepting requests) to perform Penetration Testing on Web Applications

4. Saving HAR files to analyse performance of an application (Selenium + BrowserMob Proxy)

5. Integration with Browserstack or Saucelabs

I really appreciate the effort you’ve put in.

Best Wishes
Charan
https://seleniumbycharan.wordpress.com

Hi Hari Charan,

Thanks for showing interest in our product.
We will consider your ideas when planning for future releases.
Here are our suggestion for some of your concerns:
1. Cross-browser execution at a time
=> For this, you can create a collection of test suites. Within the collection, you can add the same test suite many times. Then, you can change the execution environment for each to reach the target of running the same suite on different browsers. More on this at: https://docs.katalon.com/display/KD/Execute+a+test+suite+collection#Executeatestsuitecollection-Managetestsuitelist

5. Integration with Browserstack or Saucelabs
=> Although we do not have dedicated settings for BrowserStack or Saucelabs integration, users of such system can still leverage the Execution mode for Remote Environment to make use of such systems. You can refer to https://docs.katalon.com/display/KD/Execute+a+test+case#Executeatestcase-Executeinaremoteenvironment for more details. As described in the guide, you only need to specify the Remote Web Server URL (in this case it’s your BrowserStack or Saucelabs server) and the desire capabilities to run execution with.

Don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any other suggestion.

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Thanks for the response
For 5. Integration with Browserstack or Saucelabs
Though we have the feature of remote execution, we must also have required browsers installed in required platforms. To avoid installing mulitple platforms & browsers we usually integrate our selenium tests with saucelabs. So execution would run on cloud and reports gets generated.

I have a question/suggestion,

We generally automate the project and give access to manual testers & clients to execute their through Web GUI. In case of Katalon what am I supposed to do? Everyone needs Katalon IDE to execute their tests.

It would be great if you provide a solution for this scenario

Hi Hari Charan,

Thanks for sending suggestions.
In case of Katalon, you can trigger execution in Command Prompt (or Terminal for macOS).
For more details, please refer to https://docs.katalon.com/display/KD/Console+Mode+Execution.
Many automation teams leverage this to config Jenkins for automation build and scheduling.
This, of course, will require a Katalon Build on the target machine.

Let us know if you have any suggestion. Any feedback is much appreciated.

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Thanks Julia, I am still evaluating the product to leverage the features. If everything goes well I may propose this tool in my organization for Test Automation. I have few concerns to propose, could you help me on the below

1. Security
Is Katalon a secured enough to employ in an organization. Since it’s totally compile within .exe format and installing untrusted addons in the browsers. I am expecting a statement on Security in the katalon website. (ex: https://nodejs.org/en/security/). I hope this makes you more trustworthy

2. Case studies
To propose this, I may need few case studies, what all companies using Katalon for Test Automation in real time

3. How long Katalon Studio would be available for free?

4. Roadmap for features & releases
Is it possible to share the features in next releases

5. Why do we need registration & activation to launch Katalon IDE

Regards

Hi Hari Charan,

Please find our answers to your concerns as following:

1. Security:
=> Thanks for suggestion, we will consider preparing a dedicated page for this in our website as your suggestion.

2. Case Studies:
=> This is currently being developed by our marketing team. Hope you could find it within next weeks. Don’t hesitate to give us feedback or suggestion for this if any.

3. How long Katalon Studio would be available for free?
=> Until now, we do not have any plan to change the free model of Katalon Studio. It’s purpose is to be a free tool and a platform for our futures product lines (which could be of commercial purpose)

4. Roadmap for features & releases
=> We used to have roadmap in our documentation page (https://docs.katalon.com/display/KD/Roadmap). However, the plan ahead is to give priority for addressing feedback so we may not push for many major features in coming releases.

5. Why do we need registration & activation to launch Katalon IDE
=> The purpose of registration & activation is for tracking users. It’s a bit inconvenient but it’s a required step for our marketing goal.

Let us know if you need any help.

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Hey Julia,

When can we expect Case studies& write up on security of Katalon?
I have a question in my mind, this could be silly but needed for me

Is there anyway that you can control the downloaded Katalon from your active directory since you’ve got our email address while registration?

Let me put this straight, can I still use the downloaded Katalon software for free even though you make it as commercial?

Hi there Hari,

For case studies, the marketing team is working on the content. It will be published on the website as soon as the next release, which hopefully will be available by the end of this month.
The content for security page is yet to be finalized so it may take a bit more time but we are also working on it.

Regarding the registration flow, from what the marketing team confirmed, they can tell the number of downloads on websites. But the actual deployed builds could be higher than that because people can download once and clone the builds many times on different machines. Thus, the reason why the marketing team needs users to login again the first time they use Katalon.

About the concern for free usage, actually there are many clients asked for the same question whether this tool will remain free of charge. Our answer is still the same, we currently have no plan to change the license type. That means Katalon will be a freeware in the foreseeable future. Of course, we will have more business products or additional services for commercial purpose. Even if somehow Katalon Studio had to be a commercial tool, we can promise you that it will be an extra product line that runs along with the current free Katalon version (could be an enterprise package with more features and supports…)

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Hello again,

Do you want to hear a feedback on Katalon from one of most experienced Quality Assurance Director?

Here it is, do you care to answer them?

Hi Hari, my team and I had a quick look. Here are some thoughts:
- Tool is good for those who are new to automation testing .
- It only supports Java/ Groovy language which could be a disadvantage for those who do not know this language.
- The documentation is not much helpful but found some tutorial videos on youtube which could be helpful.
- As it uses Groovy which is a language built on top of Java and it has to load many libraries for parsing test data etc., it takes a bit time with long test cases. So, It could be slower in this case with long test cases with many steps.
- Also the community for this tool is smaller than other commercial tools so it could be a problem for getting support.
All the best

Regards

Hi Hari Charan,

Thanks for sending feedback, please find our answer as following:
> Java/Groovy had the most votes according to our surveys so we will focus to make Katalon works best with them first before extending the capabilities to other languages in future.

> Documentation are undergone restructuring with many new articles, hopefully, it will provide users with more helpful resources.

> Regarding the parsing issue, we will try to reproduce this issue. Meanwhile, you could log a Bug Ticket and attach your project for investigation purpose.

> Since Katalon Studio is pretty new and we also have limited resource, the community at the moment may not be very impressive but we will try to improve on this aspect.

Let us know if you need any help.

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Thanks Julia, i’ll forward the same. Wishing your team All the Best!

Hey Julia,

I think Guru99 article misleading people with incorrect content. I couldn’t post a comment in the article. If you’ve got their email address ask them to edit the content.
The statement “Katalon Studio is a commercial automation tool” and the phrase “Katalon allows you to import Selenium scripts written in Java and use directly in the tool”, I don’t think it’s possible to import existing Selenium scripts. This might mislead many people from using Katalon

URL: http://www.guru99.com/automated-testing-tools.html

Search for Katalon Studio

Regards

Thanks Julia, i’ll forward the same. Wishing your team All the Best!

Hi Hari Charan,

Thanks for informing us about this.
We have already contacted this website for the matter a couple of times but they are yet to update the details. We will contact them again though.
Let us know if you have any other concern. Again, thank you for helping.

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