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2019-02-04T21:57:00Z

What needs improvement with Katalon Studio?

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Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Katalon Studio.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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Top 20Real User

One improvement would be if it could support more programming languages such as JavaScript or Python. Right now, it is only on Groovy, which I think is not a too popular language. Other than that, we would want to see new features in every update. We would welcome any kind of improvement in terms of performance, etc.

2021-10-08T16:17:18Z
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Top 20Real User

Currently, I'm the only one who can use it because I have a Mac. It is giving a hard time to my team members who are on Linux. My team members are using Linux, and Katalon doesn't support Linux very well. It keeps on crashing. It crashes and shuts down almost every time they save their work, so they are not able to use it. It should have good support for Linux. We don't know what the problem is. If the Katalon team can pick up this issue, it will be very helpful. It is a bit slow. The other tools on my Mac are not slow, but Katalon is slow.

2021-09-01T11:08:29Z
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Top 5Real User

I believe it would a great feature if they could integrate JMETER and other performance testing tools so that Katalon would become an all-in-one test automation tool

2021-08-05T20:36:23Z
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Top 20Real User

The solution could always add more features. It seems to lack a few requirements that a typical customer would want. Compared to other solutions, this product is lacking. I'd like the integration with Jira to be a bit better. The pricing could be slightly improved.

2021-05-11T12:06:22Z
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Top 20Real User

It would be helpful if we could develop from scripts in other languages. For example Python. It would be more convenient than working with Jira and Java. For some of my colleagues who don't have the knowledge in the development, it is easier to work with Python rather than with Java. After two years of using this solution for free, we were limited in the features that we could use and had to start to pay for them. Now, we are having difficulties in using it and had to limit our automation experts to the features that Katalon allows us to use for free. It was free access and they claimed that it would be free for all time. I would like to see it integrate other tools other than Jira, and to have support in other development languages would be helpful.

2020-10-21T04:33:56Z
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Top 20Real User

There is not much support offered for the free version, which is something that could be improved. Support for more frameworks would be a really good addition to this tool

2020-07-29T07:45:59Z
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Top 20Real User

The free version of the solution is not user friendly at all. The solution's most valuable aspect is related to the record and playback. However, they need to improve the record and playback facility. TestComplete and UFT both have a much better record and playback functionality in comparison. It's one of the main reasons why I have, for example, inline tools, like UFT 5.0. They need to improve their object repository. The solution isn't as mature as TestComlete or UFT. Although they are continuously writing more functionalities, this is one area they really need to improve in. Technical support needs to be improved upon.

2020-07-08T09:00:58Z
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Top 20Real User

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 something that would assist users.

2020-05-18T07:50:09Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We found that Katalon Studio crashes a lot of the time and it would be very good if it were more stable. When it crashes, the tests are not always saved and this means that you have to start again from scratch. It would be helpful to have an automatic save feature.

2020-03-09T08:07:47Z
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Top 20Real User

I really do not know what every user who is using this product might need to make it better for them. I do not think this is an easy question to answer for users globally. I do not think there are any features that we need. We had a small problem with an update of the web browser, but we managed to figure it out. New features are not part of our usage for the product. I think the one thing that is more problematic for the product is the online documentation. It could be more centralized and better or just easier to find.

2020-01-12T12:02:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The maintenance of the tools can be improved. We have had some issues when it comes to stability i.e when project has lot of items in workspace, which is something that needs to be improved.

2020-01-12T12:02:00Z
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Real User

My recently-updated Katalon studio version hangs a lot and is not a stable version. The support system should be improved in many areas such as Katalon Studio forums and the Katalon community page, where developer responses take a lot of time to reply to user questions. Actually support response time is more than expected.

2019-09-30T14:27:00Z
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Real User

The browsing is messy. The solution tends to rush the tests on multiple processes. That doesn't work in most cases. They need to write a different script for the same test case on the cloud and another script to run the test on Firefox, for example. Also, in terms of reporting, in the documentation, it's mentioned that Katalon takes screenshots if the test case fails. But not on all test cases. I need to take screenshots manually. Often, running parallel test cases at the same time doesn't work. If it launches the first test case and it tries to launch the second test case at the same time, for example, the first test case will finish but the second will not stop. A lot of people are talking about this issue on the forums. The application is prone to freezing when it loads. Katalon doesn't support testing of hybrid applications. It's a limitation.

2019-08-28T09:52:00Z
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Top 10Real User

At the moment, this solution only works for web-based products. It's sort of like a Selenium wrapper, which is quite well done. The Object Spy is rather frustrating to work with, so I tend not to use it. Instead, I just go and look at the objects in the HTML code, in Chrome for example. A more user-friendly Object Spy would be an improvement. I would like to see the extension to other GUIs such as Windows and SAP.

2019-07-29T10:11:00Z
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Real User

I would like if this tool can work without any problems for React Native.

2019-02-04T21:57:00Z
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