"One of the features that I like is Object Recognition. It worked very well, and it allowed me to create a dynamic expert based on my requirements."
"The initial setup is pretty straightforward and easy enough to complete."
"It is good for API testing. It is also good for continuous integration testing. You can connect it to Jenkins."
"It has been good so far for API testing on Mac. It is not that hard to learn and use. There is so much support out there, so if anyone wants to start using it, there is enough help."
"Our clients have requested by all types of testing, including mobile, desktop, and API testing and all of those are covered by Katalon. I find that very valuable, very complete."
"The scalability of the product is good."
"The most valuable feature is that the browser and the API testing is available in a single tool, and I don't have to look at other options."
"The best thing about the solution is that there is a record and playback functionality."
"Selenium is the fastest tool compared to other competitors. It can run on any language, like Java, Python, C++, and .NET. So we can test any application on Selenium, whether it's mobile or desktop."
"Ability to integrate with every other tool."
"My customer previously validated every file and it would take almost 15-20 minutes for a document. They used to randomly select and test only 100 out of the thousands, maybe 85,000, files, to pick up sampling. Each file would take around 20 to 25 minutes, so we were not able to do it manually, but with the help of Selenium, we were able to test all the files in two days. It saves a lot of time."
"It supports multiple processes, which is great."
"Data parametrization and parallelization are the most important features in any automation tool."
"The solution is very easy to implement."
"In general, I would say that the API set is the most valuable feature."
"We can run multiple projects at the same time and we can design both types of framework, including data-driven or hybrid. We have got a lot of flexibility here."
"Now we are having difficulties in using it and had to limit our automation experts to the features that Katalon allows us to use for free. It was free access and they claimed that it would be free for all time."
"It would be helpful if they can integrate a feature for performance testing."
"I've seen that our clients are not truly aware of the power behind Katalon."
"There is not much support offered for the free version, which is something that could be improved."
"It is difficult to identify elements on websites that use Angular or ReactJS because they don't have an option to view source code."
"There could potentially be more reporting within the solution. We need more issue reports, for example."
"The free version of the solution is not user friendly at all."
"I continuously see failures in threads when it is running in parallel."
"I would like to see XPath made more reliable so that it can be used in all browsers."
"It would be better if we could use it without having the technical skills to run the scripting test."
"We use X path for our selectors, and sometimes, it is difficult to create locators for elements. It is very time-consuming because they're embedded deeply. A lot of that comes from the way that you architect your page. If devs are putting the IDs on their elements, it is great, and it allows you to get those elements super fast, but that's not necessarily the case. So, Selenium should be able to get your elements a lot quicker. Currently, it is time-consuming to get your selectors, locate your locators, and get to the elements."
"One drawback to Selenium is that there is nothing like an object repository, such as that found in QTP, especially considering continuous integration practices that have become common nowadays."
"For people that don't know about technology, maybe it's difficult to use."
"We'd like to see some more image management in future releases."
"The latest versions are often unstable."
Katalon Studio is a simple and powerful automation solution built by KMS Technology for testers everywhere. The tool provides features comparable to popular commercial solutions while eliminating the hassle of building an automation framework from open sources. Best of all, we are committed to keeping Katalon Studio free.
Selenium HQ is a suite of tools to automate web browsers across many platforms. Selenium runs in many browsers and operating systems and can be controlled by many programming languages and testing frameworks. Selenium consist of two types:
Katalon Studio is ranked 7th in API Testing Tools with 13 reviews while Selenium HQ is ranked 3rd in Functional Testing Tools with 26 reviews. Katalon Studio is rated 7.6, while Selenium HQ is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Katalon Studio writes "Powerful yet easy-to-use and focuses on the end-user as well as interface testing". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Selenium HQ writes "Highly customizable and the best tool out there to do automated testing". Katalon Studio is most compared with TestProject, Tricentis Tosca, SmartBear TestComplete, Ranorex Studio and Telerik Test Studio, whereas Selenium HQ is most compared with Eggplant Digital Automation Intelligence, Worksoft Certify, Tricentis Tosca and Appium. See our Katalon Studio vs. Selenium HQ report.
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