[TestTalks] Discover Katalon Studio with Joe Colantonio & Raghav Pal

TestTalks is a weekly podcast hosted by Joe Colantonio, which geeks out on all things software test automation. TestTalks covers news found in the testing space, reviews books about automation and speaks with some of the thought leaders in the test automation field. The show aims to interview some of today’s most successful and inspiring software engineers.

It was a pleasure of Katalon Studio to be presented in episode 204 of the TestTalks:

Discover Katalon Studio for Test Automation with Raghav Pal.


“Finding the right testing tool from all the available automation testing tools is tough. I’ve interviewed over 200 testers and developers on my TestTalks and based on this treasure trove of test automation awesomeness; I created an Ultimate Testing Tools list. Since Publishing it, I’ve gotten a bunch of comments asking why Katalon Studio was not on the list. So I decided to create an episode all around Katalon Studio with automation testing expert Raghav Pal.”, said Joe Colantonio.

In the show, Katalon Studio has been introduced as a free-closed-source test automation application. In general, the software is free to use for your project or to providing automated testing service for your clients but it is prohibited to redistribute/sublicense the tool or embed our software into your products or reverse the software. Katalon Studio uses Apache Groovy, a scripting language for the Java platform. Groovy is a powerful dynamic language, which is ideal for creating test scripts. For test execution, Java libraries and Java compatible languages like JRuby and Jython are supported.

Listen to the talk to see how Katalon Studio is applied in test automation and learn from the automation expert Raghav Pal.


About Raghav Pal

Raghav Pal is an Automation Test Architect with over nine years of experience in Automation, Testing, Dev-ops, and CI. He is the founder and educator on YouTube channel – Automation Step by Step and author of the blogs: automationstepbystep and

Raghav started as a JAVA developer initially, however, due to business needs in the organization he moved into testing, he tried his hands on manual testing for a short period before moving into automation testing. He was fascinated by this subject and was amazed to discover how using some tools and scripts, web application testing can be automated and save a lot of time and effort.

Raghav started with automation testing on front-end web applications and then moved into web services testing. During his journey, he also got an opportunity to work with libraries and tools like Selenium, SoapUI, JMeter, Jenkins, Postman, Git, Katalon Studio, Robot and other frameworks (Read more: Top alternatives to SoapUI). Raghav soon felt a need and urge to hand-over and share my knowledge with everyone and that was how his YouTube channel Automation Step by Step was born. He gets motivated when these videos and sessions help people around the world.

Raghav is currently living in Chandigarh (India) and working with TestingXperts.