Getting Started with the Katalon Platform: Creating Your First Project

Course Level

Beginner

Duration

40m

Total Chapters

4

Free

About Course

Katalon Platform is a software quality management platform that enables you to conduct the entire software testing life cycle (STLC) and deliver high-quality software in every release. It offers different modules and solutions for each phase of the testing cycle, including test planning, authoring, organizing, executing, and analyzing.

This course will explain the core components of the Katalon Platform and guide you on the initial setup to start using it.

In three chapters, you will learn about:

  • The core components of the Katalon Platform and how they fit in the STLC
  • How to create your first testing project and install Katalon Studio for designing/authoring tests
  • How to use the Katalon Platform to perform a simple testing workflow
  • The support resources for further self-learning about the Katalon Platform

By the end of this course, you will get a full picture of the Katalon Platform, how to start and utilize it for your testing projects.

Chapter Overview

Understanding the Katalon Platform

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Hi, and welcome to Katalon Academy. In the first chapter, we will walk you through a brief introduction to the Katalon platform and its core components.

The Katalon Platform is a quality management platform that enables teams to easily test and launch their software with confidence. It allows you to conduct the entire testing cycle, including test planning, authoring, organizing, execution, reporting, and analyzing.

The platform is ideal for teams that have used or want to move to the cloud, having their projects stored on repositories like GitHub and BitBucket and leveraging other cloud resources for testing.

Let's have a look at the platform's core components and which testing activities they take care of.

For test planning, the Platform (formerly Katalon TestOps) allows you to:

- plan builds and releases

- align tests with business requirements

- organize and manage tests

- schedule executions in cloud environments

- and evaluate whether the application under test is ready to be released

For test authoring, or test designing, or test generation, we use Katalon Studio. With both low-code features and scripting capabilities, it helps testers and engineers at all levels easily design, organize, and maintain automated tests.

For test execution, we have TestCloud and Runtime Engine natively integrated within the Platform. Simply explained, the main difference between the two is TestCloud provides you with cloud-based execution environments. Meanwhile, Runtime Engine is required for on-premise or command-line interface executions. Some common use cases include running tests in CI/CD pipelines, local, and virtual-containers test environments.

Finally, for test reporting, all the test results will be channels and centralized in the Platform. Analytics are available to provide actionable insights into the release readiness, pass/fail trend, test flakiness, requirement traceability, and so on.

To sum up, the Katalon Platform provides you with different modules that meet the specific needs of different team members in the whole testing lifecycle, ensuring the quality of software for releases. In the later chapters, we will show you a simple workflow of using the Katalon Platform for testing from start to finish.

Support Resources to Learn about the Katalon Platform

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Besides the Academy, Katalon also has other channels that can help you get support and learn more about how to use the Platform.

The first one is the Katalon.com website, where you can learn more about the overall details of the Katalon Platform, domain knowledge via blogs and webinars, and, most importantly, the pricing model for those who want to explore and use advanced solutions.

For step-by-step instructions to use specific features of Katalon, Katalon Documentation is the place to go. Besides how-to guides, you can also find sample scripts, tips and tricks to leverage the Katalon Platform.

Katalon Community is another helpful resource where you can get support from other peers and experienced users for your technical issues, learn more tips and tricks, and read more helpful content. The Community also holds many exciting events and programs. For example, you can earn Kudo points and exchange them for free licenses and other rewards like gift cards.

Finally, there's Katalon Support Portal for paid users. You can submit tickets for your technical issues, and the support team will answer your questions.

That's the end of the first chapter. You've understood the Katalon Platform, its core components, and the resources that you can leverage to learn more about the platform. In the next chapter, we'll show you the steps to creating your very first project in Katalon.

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