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It is compatible with all sorts of Dark Net applications. Its coverage is very good.The most valuable feature is the UI component tester.

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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.The best thing about the solution is that there is a record and playback functionality.It is easy for a non-technical person to use and adopt.The most important feature is the Jenkins integration; it is pretty straight forward and allows us to run nightly builds.This is a product that is well ahead of its immediate competition in features and functionality.The basic framework and project organization is very good.This solution is very user-friendly to learn and implement, and less technical knowledge is required to handle automation.The functionality of the data is very good. You can upload and disperse data using the solution.

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If the solution is running on Linux, there are some issues around application compatibility.As many of our products are moving from PC to mobile, the most important thing that this solution needs is mobile app support.

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There is not much support offered for the free version, which is something that could be improved.The free version of the solution is not user friendly at all.It is difficult to identify elements on websites that use Angular or ReactJS because they don't have an option to view source code.It would be helpful to have an automatic save feature.They need to work on documentation to make it more centralized and easier to find what you are looking for.We have had some issues when it comes to stability, which is something that needs to be improved.My recently-updated Katalon studio version hangs a lot and is not a stable version.Katalon doesn't support testing of hybrid applications. It's a limitation.

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Licensing is good but the prices for the products are expensive. A single-user license may go for something like $10,000 to $30,000. There are no additional costs, and support is included within that price.

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We are using the free version of Katalon Studio at this point.Katalon Studio is a free tool.We were using the free version of this tool.There is a free version of the tool to use and support is available through the community forums, but there is a licensed version as well.It is freeware software, so start using it.The tool is free to use.This product is freeware, so there is no charge for using it.

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Top Answer: It is compatible with all sorts of Dark Net applications. Its coverage is very good.
Top Answer: Licensing is good but the prices for the products are expensive. A single-user license may go for something like $10,000 to $30,000. There are no additional costs, and support is included within that… more »
Top Answer: If the solution is running on Linux, there are some issues around application compatibility. There needs to be more effort made to make the solution more relevant to the application.
Top Answer: It is easy for a non-technical person to use and adopt.
Top Answer: 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 is no centralized repository for documentation, which is… more »
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IBM Rational Functional Tester is an automated functional testing and regression testing tool. This software provides automated testing capabilities for functional, regression, GUI, and data-driven testing. Rational Function Tester supports a range of applications, such as web-based, .Net, Java, Siebel, SAP, terminal emulator-based applications, PowerBuilder, Ajax, Adobe Flex, Dojo Toolkit, GEF, Adobe PDF documents, zSeries, iSeries, and pSeries.


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.

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Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Rational Functional Tester vs. Katalon Studio and other solutions. Updated: July 2020.
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IBM Rational Functional Tester is ranked 7th in Regression Testing Tools with 2 reviews while Katalon Studio is ranked 5th in API Testing Tools with 10 reviews. IBM Rational Functional Tester is rated 7.6, while Katalon Studio is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of IBM Rational Functional Tester writes "Good coverage and compatibility with excellent stability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Katalon Studio writes "Powerful yet easy-to-use and focuses on the end-user as well as interface testing". IBM Rational Functional Tester is most compared with Selenium HQ, Micro Focus UFT One, HCL OneTest, SmartBear TestComplete and Tricentis Tosca, whereas Katalon Studio is most compared with SmartBear TestComplete, Ranorex Studio, Tricentis Tosca, Micro Focus UFT One and Postman. See our IBM Rational Functional Tester vs. Katalon Studio report.

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