What is Karate DSL?
Combines API test-automation, mocks and performance-testing into a single, unified framework. The BDD syntax popularized by Cucumber is language-neutral, and easy for even non-programmers. Besides powerful JSON & XML assertions, you can run tests in parallel for speed - which is critical for HTTP API testing.
Karate DSL is a tool in the Testing Frameworks category of a tech stack.
Karate DSL is an open source tool with GitHub stars and GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Karate DSL's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Karate DSL?
11 companies reportedly use Karate DSL in their tech stacks, including Intuit, Deutsche Kreditbank AG, and KocSistem.
130 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Karate DSL.
Karate DSL Integrations
Pros of Karate DSL
Easy CI integration via cross-platform executable / CLI
Easy for even non-programmers to get started
Simple and meaningful asserts for large responses
Data-driven tests that can even use JSON or CSV sources
Easy parameterized configuration / custom variables
Comprehensive documentation and examples
Very fast api testing tool
Simple, concise, readable and maintainable tests
Easy re-use of JSON or JS / Java logic across tests
IDE support - IntelliJ, Eclipse & Visual Studio Code
Powerful and flexible payload assertions
Best option for testing GraphQL
Java-interop so you never "hit a wall" in the framework
Simple yet flexible Environment Switching built-in
Parallel Execution with Reports Aggregated
Active, Responsive community on Stack Overflow
Re-use functional tests as performance tests
Super simple API mocking, within the firewall
XML support, not just JSON
Developer-friendly collaboration via standard SCM / Git
Rich HTML reports with HTTP logs in-line
Great Developer-Experience - Debug UI, HTML reports
Decisions about Karate DSL
Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Karate DSL in their tech stack.
I want to develop a custom API testing tool for which I have chosen Karate DSL. As I will be dealing with APIs, I need to handle lots of data in JSON or XML format. I need advice on which DB is best suited for my application. MongoDB or MySQL?
Please Suggest. Thank you in advance.
Karate DSL's Features
- Native support for both JSON and XML
- Powerful payload assertions with "deep-equals"
- Data-driven testing
- Easy even for non-programmers
- Test-doubles or HTTP mocking built-in
- Re-use test scripts as performance-tests
- Environment switching
- Comprehensive reports, supported by all CI tools
Karate DSL Alternatives & Comparisons
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