Katalon Studio vs Playwright

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Katalon Studio vs Playwright: What are the differences?

Developers describe Katalon Studio as "A free and robust API, Web and Mobile test automation solution with continuous integration". Katalon Studio is a free and robust automation solution for API, Web and Mobile testing. It integrates all necessary components with built-in keywords and project templates into a complete automation framework. Katalon Studio is easy-to-use for new users but still offers advanced capabilities for experienced users. The solution is trusted by an active community of over 150K users from 150+ countries around the world. On the other hand, Playwright is detailed as "Node library to automate Chromium, Firefox and WebKit with a single API (By Microsoft)". It is a Node library to automate the Chromium, WebKit and Firefox browsers with a single API. It enables cross-browser web automation that is ever-green, capable, reliable and fast.

Katalon Studio and Playwright can be categorized as "Browser Testing" tools.

Some of the features offered by Katalon Studio are:

  • Productive IDE for API automation
  • API testing centric
  • Built to work with modern frameworks

On the other hand, Playwright provides the following key features:

  • Node library
  • Headless supported
  • Enables cross-browser web automation

Playwright is an open source tool with 10.9K GitHub stars and 282 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Playwright's open source repository on GitHub.

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Pros of Katalon Studio
Pros of Playwright
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      Cross browser
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      Promise based
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      Open source
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      Test Runner with Playwright/test
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      Well documented
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      Capture videos, screenshots and other artifacts on fail
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      API Testing
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      Execute tests in parallel
    • 3
      Python Support
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      Inbuild reporters html,line,dot,json
    • 3
      Context isolation
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      Integrate your POMs as extensible fixtures

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    Cons of Katalon Studio
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        Less help
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        Does not execute outside of browser
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        Node based

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      What is Katalon Studio?

      Katalon Studio is a free and robust automation solution for API, Web and Mobile testing. It integrates all necessary components with built-in keywords and project templates into a complete automation framework. Katalon Studio is easy-to-use for new users but still offers advanced capabilities for experienced users. The solution is trusted by an active community of over 150K users from 150+ countries around the world.

      What is Playwright?

      It is a Node library to automate the Chromium, WebKit and Firefox browsers with a single API. It enables cross-browser web automation that is ever-green, capable, reliable and fast.

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      What are some alternatives to Katalon Studio and Playwright?
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      Cypress
      Cypress is a front end automated testing application created for the modern web. Cypress is built on a new architecture and runs in the same run-loop as the application being tested. As a result Cypress provides better, faster, and more reliable testing for anything that runs in a browser. Cypress works on any front-end framework or website.
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