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Karate DSL vs Paw: What are the differences?

Developers describe Karate DSL as "Open Source Web-Services Test Automation Framework". 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. On the other hand, Paw is detailed as "The ultimate REST client for Mac". Paw is a full-featured and beautifully designed Mac app that makes interaction with REST services delightful. Either you are an API maker or consumer, Paw helps you build HTTP requests, inspect the server's response and even generate client code.

Karate DSL and Paw are primarily classified as "Testing Frameworks" and "API" tools respectively.

Some of the features offered by Karate DSL are:

  • Native support for both JSON and XML
  • Powerful payload assertions with "deep-equals"
  • Data-driven testing

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

  • Organize your Requests, make Groups or sort by Host, Name, etc.
  • Easily build your requests, enjoy Formatters and Dynamic Values.
  • See Request and Response infos, headers, and body.

"Easy CI integration via cross-platform executable / CLI" is the primary reason why developers consider Karate DSL over the competitors, whereas "Great interface" was stated as the key factor in picking Paw.

Karate DSL is an open source tool with 2.12K GitHub stars and 526 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Karate DSL's open source repository on GitHub.

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Pros of Karate DSL
Pros of Paw
  • 11
    Easy CI integration via cross-platform executable / CLI
  • 9
    Easy for even non-programmers to get started
  • 9
    Simple and meaningful asserts for large responses
  • 7
    Data-driven tests that can even use JSON or CSV sources
  • 5
    Easy parameterized configuration / custom variables
  • 5
    Very fast api testing tool
  • 5
    Comprehensive documentation and examples
  • 4
    Powerful and flexible payload assertions
  • 4
    Simple, concise, readable and maintainable tests
  • 4
    Easy re-use of JSON or JS / Java logic across tests
  • 4
    IDE support - IntelliJ, Eclipse & Visual Studio Code
  • 3
    Best option for testing GraphQL
  • 3
    Java-interop so you never "hit a wall" in the framework
  • 2
    Simple yet flexible Environment Switching built-in
  • 1
    Optionally mix re-usable JavaScript logic into scripts
  • 1
    Parallel Execution with Reports Aggregated
  • 1
    Active, Responsive community on Stack Overflow
  • 1
    Re-use functional tests as performance tests
  • 1
    Super simple API mocking, within the firewall
  • 1
    XML support, not just JSON
  • 1
    Developer-friendly collaboration via standard SCM / Git
  • 1
    Rich HTML reports with HTTP logs in-line
  • 1
    Great Developer-Experience - Debug UI, HTML reports
  • 1
    Websockets support
  • 0
    Rest assured
  • 46
    Great interface
  • 37
    Easy to use
  • 25
    More stable and performant than the others
  • 16
    Saves endpoints list for testing
  • 13
    Supports environment variables
  • 12
    Integrations
  • 9
    Multi-Dimension Environment Settings
  • 4
    Paste curl commands into Paw
  • 2
    Creates code for any language or framework

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Cons of Karate DSL
Cons of Paw
  • 1
    Ode support becomes very time consuming and expensive b
  • 1
    Finding errors in code is not easy
  • 1
    There is no IntelliSense support in IDE
  • 1
    Karate uses its own scripting language
  • 1
    Complex folder structure, without a defined pattern
  • 1
    Confusing report: Summarized by steps and not by featur
  • 3
    It's not free
  • 2
    MacOS Only

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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.

What is Paw?

Paw is a full-featured and beautifully designed Mac app that makes interaction with REST services delightful. Either you are an API maker or consumer, Paw helps you build HTTP requests, inspect the server's response and even generate client code.

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    What are some alternatives to Karate DSL and Paw?
    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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