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Katalon Makes Test Automation Accessible for Teams of any Scale with Newest Release

ATLANTA, Ga., November, 2019 Katalon LLC released its first-ever model of Katalon Studio 7 for large, medium, and small teams to automate their Web, API, Mobile, and Desktop application testing. This new version helps Katalon Studio shift to the next level of an all-in-one automation tool, promising to deliver the most enjoyable automation experience for testers.

Katalon Studio 7 comes with a host of advanced features and enhancements for all testing platforms. This new version allows testers to scale project scopes, enhance team collaboration, save maintenance cost and effort, and optimize product quality. Katalon Studio 7 also marks a significant milestone in Katalon’s growth journey after more than three years.

Katalon Studio 7 solves problems arising not only in small teams but also in mid-size organizations and enterprises. Its capabilities focus on the key automation trends in 2019 and in the next two years: compatible test script maintenance, self-healing capability, AI-assisted analytics, Selenium-based automation tool, record and playback, and end-to-end testing.

Some of the highlight features of Katalon Studio 7 include:

  • Smart Execution

The cutting-edge Smart Wait function is developed to address a common pain point of Selenium: high flakiness and instability of results due to timing issues. This mechanism can ensure all front-end processes – including Javascript or Ajax – are static without any additional codes.

  • Test Artifact Sharing

Test artifacts include test cases, test objects, profiles, and keywords. With this new feature of Katalon Studio 7, users can export these test artifacts into ZIP files and import them to any other projects in Katalon Studio. This means more streamlined teamwork, increased flexibility, and better control over test projects.

  • Comprehensive Data-driven Testing

Katalon Studio supports data-driven testing in which users can define custom data sources, compose and implement test scripts using these data sets. This tool also offers a Data file object, which can query data from external sources such as CSV file, Excel file, Relational DB, and so on.

  • Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) Testing

BDD has become a prevalent method for Agile teams to utilize in their testing process. Katalon Studio offers BDD testing capability with multiple Feature Files that are stored and located in project folders. Additionally, Katalon Studio can automatically locate the according Step Definitions whenever a feature file is executed.

  • Advanced Reports

Katalon Studio utilizes Grid – TestOps Cloud to perform tests entirely in the cloud and automatically deliver results to Katalon Analytics. The AI-assisted platform of Katalon Analytics can provide users with detailed dashboards and reports on their test execution. Therefore, users can have a big picture of your test quality, review, and centralize data to identify and fix bugs faster.

  • Continuous Integration/ Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) and DevOps Practices

Testing is a large part of CI/CD process because even if you are able to make your integrations and delivery faster, it would mean nothing if it was done so without quality in mind. Also, the more steps of the CI/CD pipeline that can be automated, the faster quality releases can be accomplished. With a system of built-in integrations with various platforms, Katalon Studio supports continuous testing through seamless Jira Agile integration and native CI/CD integration with the most popular CI tools (e.g. Jenkins, Bamboo, Azure, and CircleCI). The plugins in Katalon Store can help you extend automation capabilities and easily integrate with other CI/CD software.

Besides these benefits, Katalon Studio 7 also launches a new set of product combinations. Now teams and projects of any complexity can be flexible in allocating their budget, licensing, and scalability for testing projects:

  • Katalon Studio: free IDE, requires online activation with no limitations on quota.
  • Katalon Studio Enterprise: paid IDE with exclusive features, basic support, all Katalon plugins, and options to activate offline.
  • Katalon Runtime Engine: paid engine to execute tests in CI/CD infrastructures or via the command-line interface with options to activate offline. Compatible with Katalon Studio and Katalon Studio Enterprise.

The combination of Katalon Studio Enterprise and Runtime Engine is the best cost-competitive solution for medium and large teams with the needs for network security policy compliance, as well as exclusive features to support team operation and performance.

“Making test automation accessible for businesses of any size is mission-critical for us at Katalon,” said Uy Tran, Product Owner of Katalon. “Since the test automation landscape continues to evolve, it is a must for test automation solutions to stay agile. I believe the end-users can leverage Katalon Studio 7 distinctive capabilities to achieve automation success with minimal investment possible.”

About Katalon

Katalon is a well-known provider in software test automation industry. The company provides a robust and flexible platform for web, API, mobile, and desktop testing that suits teams and projects of any size, for any purposes. Furthermore, Katalon Studio can integrate with the most common CI/CD tools in the industry. With native built-in integrations, Katalon Studio can allow users to create, plan, execute automated tests, analyze reports, and integrate with their desired CI/CD pipeline.

Katalon is widely adopted by a global community of users across 160+ countries. It is recognized as an ultimate automation tool by prestigious reports such as Gartner, SmartBear, Capterra, and more. Katalon solutions include Katalon Studio, Katalon TestOps (beta), Katalon Recorder, Katalium, and Katalon plugins. For more information, visit https://www.katalon.com.

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