Test Automation Landscape 2020

Amid the unprecedented year of 2020, the state of software testing continues to fluctuate. To better understand current trends, we, the Katalon team, conducted this comprehensive report to empower individuals and organizations and help them better adapt to "the new normal." Synthesized from valuable contributions of 5,000+ IT professionals across many industries worldwide, the report reflects diverse insights that shape the future of testing.

[Tutorial] How to Create and Execute Test Cases Using Record and Playback

Test recording is the easiest way for new automation testers to start learning and experimenting with test automation. In this first video, we'll cover how to create and execute test cases using the Record and Playback feature in Katalon Studio. Katalon's Web Recorder Utility function saves you from the time-consuming hassle of manually identifying objects on application under test by capturing your actions and converting them into runnable code in the back-end.

Automation Testing 101: What, Why and How

In the software testing world, there are two types of testing techniques – manual and automated. Both kinds aim to execute the test case, then compare the actual outcome with the expected result. To put it simply, manual testing is a testing technique performed by human effort to ensure the software code does anything it is supposed to do. So, what is automation testing?


Webinar Recap: Top 5 Features to Look for in a Codeless Automation Solution

Last week, our team at Katalon Studio partnered with Applitools to present a webinar: Top 5 Features to Look for in a Codeless Automation Solution. With the rise in demands for QualityatSpeed products, there’s no denying the benefit of automation testing software has on product development cycles: they shorten the release cycle, and fast to match the tech industry’s ever-changing nature with developments in the testing industry itself.


3 Best Practices to Refine API Testing | Postman Alternatives in 2020

API testing remained an essential part of test automation and CI/CD process for QA teams to stay committed to short release cycles and frequent changes. API testing eliminates the need for maintaining scripts following the changes in the application under test’s UI. Read more API testing 101 Postman is a tool for API development, testing, and managing APIs for QA professionals. Postman was first developed as a side project for simplifying API workflow and testing projects.


AI Powered Efficiency - Katalon Offers Native Integration with Applitools

If you write software for a living, you probably have a bias toward coded tests and against all things codeless. Most software engineers who become test engineers trust themselves to write well-designed structured code. Some people see record-and-playback as cheating, demeaning, or otherwise indicative of poor workmanship. Yet, research shows that test code maintenance costs correlate directly to the number of lines of written test code.


Eliminate Object Locator Flakiness with Katalon's New Self-healing Feature

In Web UI testing, testers have to deal with increasing new page objects and changing identifiers when the web application grows. No matter if you are a manual or an automation tester, updating object locators for the Application Under Test (AUT) is a required step when changes are made. This helps ensure regression testing flows without friction and all key functionalities are not affected.