Katalon LLC Announces the Releases of Katalon Studio 5.4, Introducing All-New API Testing Features

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Katalon LLC today announced the release of version 5.4 introducing all-new UI and features to fully support API testing in conjunction with the Functional automation component. By releasing new features and improvements, Katalon Studio is strengthening its position as the top end-to-end automation solution for both pros and non-techies.

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We are excited about the love that Katalon Studio has received from the testing community and will continue to bring extra features and utilities to complete the CI/CD automation platform empowering automation engineers to create an efficient continuous testing solution.

Katalon LLC, the team behind Katalon Studio - a free automated testing solution, today announced the release of version 5.4 introducing all-new UI and features to fully support API testing in conjunction with the Functional automation component. By releasing new features and improvements responded to the community feedback on a monthly basis, Katalon Studio is strengthening its position as the top end-to-end automation solution for both pros and non-techies.

New features & improvements of Katalon Studio 5.4:

New API Testing:
Fully support SOAP and REST API automation, the enhanced API component empowers automation engineer to combine, manipulate and validate the functional scenario test cases easily and effectively by using the same IDE interface.
Katalon Studio users will have more capabilities to improve the API automation activities includes Query Parameters for REST request URL, support various HTTP Body message types and common information for HTTP Header, display more details in Response such as Status, Elapsed time, and package Size, and more.

Execution Profiles:
Test execution is more versatile in Katalon Studio v5.4. Automation tests can be executed dynamically by configurable profiles, defined by a combination of multiple attributes (environments, test data, platforms). Execution profiles enable Functional and API test execution integrated into the CI pipeline regardless of the test requirement complexity to meet the rapid demand of Agile software project.

Sensitive Text Encryption:
Privacy and Security are crucial than ever to the software industry. Text encryption feature is introduced via the built-in "setEncryptedText" keyword. It allows users to encrypt any sensitive text right in the test case and capable to decrypt on-the-fly at runtime. Thus, the project team can collaborate and share test artifacts among members and stakeholder without any security concerns.

Auto Update:
Katalon Studio will deliver the newest version directly while letting users continue to work uninterrupted. The update process is configurable with options to Download Now, Remind Me Later, or Ignore This Update.

Templates for Custom Keywords:
Adding the options to generate sample template when users create new custom keywords, the output can be selected as web, mobile or API custom keyword.

“We are excited about the love that Katalon Studio has received from the testing community and will continue to bring extra features and utilities to complete the CI/CD automation platform empowering automation engineers to create an efficient continuous testing solution," says Uy Tran - Katalon Product Manager. "With the successful introduction of Katalon business support services for enterprise clients, we commit to keeping the tool for free to the testing community."

About Katalon Studio team
Katalon project was teamed by KMS Technology test automation enthusiasts who are passionate about providing the best automation solution for the testing teams. Katalon Studio was set to be an affordable solution to deploy - learn - scale automation testing on all popular platforms.

Katalon Studio was developed to support various testing technologies (Data-Driven Testing, TDD/BDD, Page Object Model, etc.) and integrate with the modern ALM systems (JIRA, qTest, Slack, CI, Katalon Analytics, etc.).

In addition to Katalon Studio, the team also developed other testing applications: Katalon Recorder and Katalon Analytics (beta). Learn more about Katalon products and their passionate team at http://www.katalon.com.

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