What is the difference between Selenium and Katalon Studio?

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  • #18942
    Nicola
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    @nicolag

    Can anyone explain in a simple format please?

    #18944
    Eric
    Participant
    @erictester

    both are good testing tools, Selenium is open for integration with other tools and frameworks to enhance its capability, but Testing teams need to have good background in programming. The Katalon Studio is integrating necessary frameworks and features for fast test cases execution and creation. It’s also good for testers with limited technical knowledge.

    #18965
    Hailey
    Participant
    @hailey

    This article may help you.

    Katalon Studio versus Selenium

    #19009
    Nicola
    Member
    @nicolag

    Perfect, that’s a good referral article. thanks @hailey

    #19086
    Darwin
    Moderator
    @darwin

    Though Katalon Studio is beginner friendly I prefer the flexibility of a Page Object Model-based framework from Selenium WebDriver over Katalon studio.

    #19100
    Nicola
    Member
    @nicolag

    I found a good article written by Rai on Huddle actually

    A Comparison of Automated Testing Tools

    #21368
    Sagar
    Participant
    @sagarleo1

    Selenium is an automation API available in various programming languages like Java, JS, Python, Ruby, C#. You need to download the library and create the automation framework of your choice. You should be strong enough in coding to solve the automation scenario-based problem.

    Katalon studio is a software tool, has been built with readily usable features. You just need to configure the software and use it for automation. Programming knowledge not required.

    Selenium is open for integration with other tools and frameworks to enhance its capability, but Testing teams need to have good background in programming. Selenium is an automation API available in various programming languages like Java, JS, Python, Ruby, C#.

    The Katalon Studio is integrating necessary frameworks and features for fast test cases execution and creation. It’s also good for testers with limited technical knowledge. Programming knowledge not required.

    #22127
    Darwin
    Moderator
    @darwin

    Few more points I came across recently,

    • Katalon is only Groovy(Java) based
    • There is no flexibility to add custom keywords
    • In order to use it with different IDE’s,  code export from Katalon requires to export with Native Jar’s & libraries

    Edit: Now they support custom keywords, for more information please read the official documentation here

    #22268
    David
    Participant
    @jhulax

    wait, i thought katalon allowed for custom keyword generation? i just did it last week

    #22299
    Darwin
    Moderator
    @darwin

    @jhulax, thanks for pointing out. Updated my comment now, I should have checked. I am not using Katalon anymore.

    #22550
    Vivian
    Participant
    @vivianwilson

    I have used Katalon Studio for 2 years and I think that Katalon Studio is one of the most powerful automation solutions in the industry. With a really user-friendly interface, it does not require avanced programming skill to use. Refer this link to have your own answers: https://www.katalon.com/katalon-vs-selenium

    #24007
    Sameera
    Participant
    @sameera11

    The two are good tools for testing:

     

    Selenium:

    1. Selenium is an API for scripting of various programming languages such as Java, Javascript, Python, Ruby, C#. You have to access the library and build your choice’s automation system. Of coding, you should be good enough to solve the problem depending on the automation situation.

    2. Selenium is open to collaboration with other platforms and frameworks to boost its performance, but research teams need a good programming context. Selenium is an application API that can be used in different programming languages such as Java, Javascript, Python, Ruby, C#.

     

    Katalon Studio:

    1.designed with features that can be conveniently used. You just need to customize and use the software for automation purposes. Knowledge in programming not needed.

    2. The Katalon Studio incorporates essential mechanisms and functionality for the implementation and development of quick test cases. It’s also useful for testing people with limited technical knowledge.

    3. Knowledge in programming not needed.

     

    #24162
    Alex
    Participant
    @tripleseven

    I have mixed feelings about Katalon but since you asked for a simple answer (And this is from their website by the way): “Katalon Studio uses the Selenium engine for automated testing of Web applications.”

    Katalon is a framework around Eclipse that allows you to utilize Selenium or Apium.

    Hope that helps.

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