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"The scalability of the product is good.""The most important feature is the Jenkins integration; it is pretty straight forward and allows us to run nightly builds.""The automation is very fast and you don't need to be overly proficient in coding.""It is easy for a non-technical person to use and adopt.""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.""I like the feature where you can define a model that represents your website and then reuse the components from the model. It makes creating more test cases easy.""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."

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"I was satisfied with the support given by customer service.""The stability has always been very good.""It is very easy to use. You can handle a lot of things together at once in one package, which is a good point for us.""It is a very common and strong product. A lot of support is available for this product.""Easy to use and easily scalable.""The most valuable features are tools like IntelliSense and ReSharper.""Performance-wise, it is a great tool.""The ability to quickly make your own components has been valuable."

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"One improvement would be if it could support more programming languages such as JavaScript or Python. Right now, it is only on Groovy, which I think is not a too popular language.""The free version of the solution is not user friendly at all.""Currently, I'm the only one who can use it because I have a Mac. It is giving a hard time to my team members who are on Linux. My team members are using Linux, and Katalon doesn't support Linux very well. It keeps on crashing. It crashes and shuts down almost every time they save their work, so they are not able to use it. It should have good support for Linux. We don't know what the problem is. If the Katalon team can pick up this issue, it will be very helpful.""I've seen that our clients are not truly aware of the power behind Katalon.""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 price of the solution is a bit high. It's one of the reasons we decided not to continue using the product.""It would be helpful if they can integrate a feature for performance testing."

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"One of the problems with this solution is you need to be highly technically skilled to operate it, it is not for everyone.""The pricing of this solution should be lowered.""There are too many features with the product and I would like there to be less.""The solution is quite expensive.""The integration with Git needs improving because it is a bit disjointed and unpredictable.""In Visual Studio we still don't have anything which can pinpoint memory leaks on a certain code line.""It is not good in terms of performance. When you open Visual Studio, you have to wait for a while to process your code. It uses a lot of resources and has a lot of features. If we could disable some of the features, it would be lighter and faster to use. Nowadays, for some of the projects, we use VS Code for JavaScript or Python. VS Code is very light and easy to use, whereas, in Visual Studio, we have to wait because it takes time to compile or run a project. It has a lot of competitors in terms of performance, such as Intelligent ID. Intelligent ID is very easy to use. It has many features, and it is lighter to use than Visual Studio. In terms of error handling, sometimes, it shows an error before you finish your code, which can be improved. It would be good if it has a version for Linux. I use VS Code on Linux, but I am not sure if Visual Studio has a version for Linux.""It needs more integration with other tools for monitoring. Microsoft also needs to make it more modern to make it work with microservices and the cloud. It is a bit outdated currently."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "We were using the free version of this tool."
  • "Katalon Studio is a free tool."
  • "We are using the free version of Katalon Studio at this point."
  • "The price is not high it's good."
  • "We are using the free version. We plan on getting a paid version because there is a limitation in terms of the number of users. We want to maximize it."
  • "I am using the free version."
  • "Its pricing is quite reasonable. If you require their help in getting started, then there is a professional services fee on top of the product license cost."
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  • "I think that the pricing is quite good."
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    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.
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    I haven't precisely checked the business model behind Katalon, and I would like to understand that as well, because most of our clients ask for licenses and prices, and we don't know. From my… more »
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    I've seen that our clients are not truly aware of the power behind Katalon. Many of the clients are now ready for the traditional Selenium, perhaps a more friendly layer like Cucumber or SpecFlow. But… more »
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    We aren't bothered by the pricing of the solution at all due to the fact that it provides us with a lot of great tools. The pricing is high, however, it's a single tool that allows you to do a lot of… more »
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    In Visual Studio we still don't have anything which can pinpoint memory leaks on a certain code line. It gives me memory analysis, however, it's not taking me to the code lines. That's what I was… more »
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    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.

    Visual Studio Professional Edition provides an IDE for all supported development languages. As of Visual Studio 2010, the Standard edition was dropped. MSDN support is available as MSDN Essentials or the full MSDN library depending on licensing. It supports XML and XSLT editing, and can create deployment packages that only use ClickOnce and MSI. It includes tools like Server Explorer and integration with Microsoft SQL Server also. Windows Mobile development support was included in Visual Studio 2005 Standard, however, with Visual Studio 2008, it is only available in Professional and higher editions. Windows Phone 7 development support was added to all editions in Visual Studio 2010. Development for Windows Mobile is no longer supported in Visual Studio 2010; it is superseded by Windows Phone 7.
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    Transport for Greater Manchester, Ordina, Bluegarden A/S, CLEAResult, Jet.com, OSIsoft, Australian Taxation Office, BookedOut, Tracasa
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    University18%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Transportation Company9%
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    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Government6%
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    Manufacturing Company18%
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    Katalon Studio is ranked 7th in API Testing Tools with 12 reviews while Visual Studio Test Professional is ranked 12th in Functional Testing Tools with 8 reviews. Katalon Studio is rated 7.6, while Visual Studio Test Professional is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Katalon Studio writes "Great record and playback functionality but isn't user-friendly and needs better technical support ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Visual Studio Test Professional writes "Offers lots of features, including memory analysis and code sharing". Katalon Studio is most compared with TestProject, Tricentis Tosca, SmartBear TestComplete, Ranorex Studio and Automation Anywhere (AA), whereas Visual Studio Test Professional is most compared with TFS, Apache JMeter, Tricentis Tosca, HCL AppScan and Micro Focus UFT Developer. See our Katalon Studio vs. Visual Studio Test Professional report.

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