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Karate DSL

Open Source Web-Services Test Automation Framework
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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?

Companies
12 companies reportedly use Karate DSL in their tech stacks, including Intuit, technology, and Deutsche Kreditbank AG.

Developers
131 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Karate DSL.

Karate DSL Integrations

JavaScript, Visual Studio Code, Java, IntelliJ IDEA, and JUnit are some of the popular tools that integrate with Karate DSL. Here's a list of all 9 tools that integrate with Karate DSL.
Pros of Karate DSL
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Easy CI integration via cross-platform executable / CLI
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Easy for even non-programmers to get started
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Simple and meaningful asserts for large responses
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Data-driven tests that can even use JSON or CSV sources
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Easy parameterized configuration / custom variables
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Very fast api testing tool
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Comprehensive documentation and examples
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Powerful and flexible payload assertions
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Simple, concise, readable and maintainable tests
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Easy re-use of JSON or JS / Java logic across tests
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IDE support - IntelliJ, Eclipse & Visual Studio Code
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Best option for testing GraphQL
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Java-interop so you never "hit a wall" in the framework
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Simple yet flexible Environment Switching built-in
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Optionally mix re-usable JavaScript logic into scripts
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Parallel Execution with Reports Aggregated
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Active, Responsive community on Stack Overflow
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Re-use functional tests as performance tests
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Super simple API mocking, within the firewall
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XML support, not just JSON
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Developer-friendly collaboration via standard SCM / Git
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Rich HTML reports with HTTP logs in-line
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Great Developer-Experience - Debug UI, HTML reports
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Websockets support
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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.

Subrat Das
Lead Enginner at HCL Technologies LTD · | 2 upvotes · 38.8K views
Needs advice
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Karate DSLKarate DSLMongoDBMongoDB
and
MySQLMySQL

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.

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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
  • Embedded JavaScript engine
  • 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

What are some alternatives to Karate DSL?
Cucumber
Cucumber is a tool that supports Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD) - a software development process that aims to enhance software quality and reduce maintenance costs.
Postman
It is the only complete API development environment, used by nearly five million developers and more than 100,000 companies worldwide.
JavaScript
JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.
Git
Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.
GitHub
GitHub is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over three million people use GitHub to build amazing things together.
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Karate DSL's Followers
267 developers follow Karate DSL to keep up with related blogs and decisions.