Karate End To End Tests

Karate is an open-source framework that combines API test-automation, mocks, performance-testing and UI automation into a single, unified framework.

#What is Karate?

Karate is an open-source tool used for testing web services, APIs, and microservices. It is built on top of the Cucumber and Gatling frameworks and offers a simple syntax for creating tests, making it accessible to both developers and non-developers.

#Karate Key Features

Here are some of the most recognizable features of Karate:

  • Built-in support for HTTP, SOAP, and GraphQL protocols.
  • Natural language-based syntax using Gherkin.
  • JSON and XML payloads are handled natively.
  • Integrated assertion and validation methods.
  • Parallel test execution.
  • Can be run as part of Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipelines.

#Karate Use-Cases

Here are some use-cases for Karate:

  • Functional testing of web services, APIs, and microservices.
  • Automated API testing.
  • Load testing with Gatling integration.
  • End-to-end testing of microservice architectures.
  • Integration testing of external systems.
  • Contract testing and API documentation with OpenAPI.

#Karate Summary

Karate is an open-source tool that provides an easy-to-use syntax for testing web services, APIs, and microservices, with built-in support for various protocols and integrated assertion and validation methods. It can be run as part of CI/CD pipelines, supports parallel test execution, and can be used for functional testing, load testing, and contract testing, among other use-cases.

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