Karate DSL vs Postman: What are the differences?
Karate DSL: 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; Postman: Only complete API development environment. Postman is the only complete API development environment, used by nearly five million developers and more than 100,000 companies worldwide.
Karate DSL belongs to "Testing Frameworks" category of the tech stack, while Postman can be primarily classified under "API Tools".
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, Postman provides the following key features:
- Compact layout
- HTTP requests with file upload support
- Formatted API responses for JSON and XML
"Easy CI integration via cross-platform executable / CLI" is the top reason why over 2 developers like Karate DSL, while over 464 developers mention "Easy to use" as the leading cause for choosing Postman.
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.