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  • v0.6.1 Changes

    October 08, 2017

    ๐Ÿ’ฅ Breaking Changes

    Java API method signature change

    โž• Additional boolean argument, true to process (and false to skip) the evaluation of karate-config.js at the start.

    _$ instead of $ for match each

    ๐Ÿ“š In case you were using $ for cross-field validations combined with a match each, the concept of a 'self parent' was introduced, since you may still need the 'real' root $. Refer to the documentation.

    ๐Ÿ›  Notable Enhancements & Fixes

    No more Stack Trace bloat

    ๐Ÿ‘€ Yes, finally. Making sense of the console logs used to be difficult when scripts failed, and Karate used to dump a lot of un-necessary stack-traces. Not any more. Failures now are reported in as few lines as possible, line-breaks are included to make it easier to read (instead of scrolling around for very long lines) and the offending line number and feature-file name are clearly shown. Do submit feedback if you see any opportunities to improve further !

    __arg refers to call argument #206

    ๐Ÿ“š Yes, we should have had this earlier. While all key-values are 'unpacked' into the context of the 'called' feature, it does make sense to be able to access the passed-in argument as-a-whole. Refer to the documentation. This is a nice companion to __loop which was introduced in the previous release.

    SSL bypass fix #193

    ๐Ÿ”ง Handling SSL without needing a certificate was broken in some cases. In case you were having to use a certificate for HTTPS, do try setting * configure ssl = true and it should now work without needing a certificate.

    Scripts can introspect Cucumber tags #191

    โœ… You can ask Karate for the values of all tags in scope. And for advanced users, Karate now natively supports tags with values in the form @name=value1,value2. Tag 'inheritance' works as you expect since in Cucumber, you can have tags at the level of a Feature, Scenario or Scenario Outline and even for rows within Examples. The possibilities are best explained in this example: tags.feature

    For even more advanced users, there is a way in which you can set up custom tag filtering. Thanks to Sunil Sishtla for the pull request.

    ๐Ÿ–จ print now takes comma delimited arguments #190

    ๐Ÿ“š Which means you no longer need to use karate.pretty() in most cases. Refer to the documentation.

    set keyword can append to JSON arrays #189

    \* def foo = {}# you can update json arrays (or create them automatically)\* set[0] = 5\* match foo == { bar: [5] }# omit the array index to append\* set[] = 6\* match foo == { bar: [5, 6] }

    parallel runner console stats now includes the count of feature files

    And decimal-places reined in.

    elapsed time: 3.62 | total thread time: 13.79
    features: 31 | threads: 5 | efficiency: 0.76
    scenarios: 70 | failed: 0 | skipped: 0

    !contains (not contains) for strings now works #201

    != (not equals) implemented

    You won't need this most of the time, but still.

    ๐Ÿ‘ charset now supported in the Content-Type header #203

    Experimental HTML report for JUnit

    โœ… When you use the @RunWith(Karate.class) annotation, an HTML file will be generated in the target/surefire-reports directory. As of now, it is not useful - but we will be enhancing this to make troubleshooting in dev easier. The long-term goal is to have HTML reports 'native' to Karate that better reflect API-testing concerns.

  • v0.6.0 Changes

    September 13, 2017

    ๐Ÿ’ฅ Breaking Change

    match is stricter: data-types have to match

    For example, Karate will no longer treat '5' as equal to 5, 'true' as equal to true and vice-versa. So - this would have failed in previous versions.

    \* def foo = { a: '5', b: 5, c: true, d: 'true' }\* match foo !contains { a: 5 }\* match foo !contains { b: '5' }\* match foo !contains { c: 'true' }\* match foo !contains { d: true }

    The new behavior is the right thing to do - especially for a test / assertion framework. There is a good chance that all your existing tests are OK, but think of this as a way to actually surface cases where the server-side is not treating data-types correctly.

    Notable Enhancements

    karate.eval() JS method introduced

    ๐Ÿ— Not recommended for daily use, but you now have the option to dynamically create javascript fragments and evaluate them, and mix them into the right-hand-side of a match expression. Useful if you want to build a custom framework over Karate.

    โœ… Reporting: HTTP logs in-line and call-ed feature steps show up

    ๐Ÿ“ฆ Really improves the trouble-shoot-ability of Karate runs, even if in parallel. Variable values are also dumped on failure. Here is a short video. One more change is that the feature file package + file-name is used as the test-name instead of the text in the cucumber feature, which is way more useful and relevant for API test-suites.

    Gradle instructions

    ๐Ÿ‘€ See doc. Thanks to Mark Corkery for the pull request

    Debug hook to improve IDE debug-ability

    Experimental, but there is a new class designed to be easy to set conditional breakpoints in your IDE. Do let us know if it can be improved.

    Built-in variable called __loop for each data-driven iteration within a call-ed feature

    ๐Ÿ‘‰ Useful especially for this common pattern: to look up a corresponding row from anytable or array in scope, typically a variable def-ined in the parent or call-ing feature.

    Short-cut to denote Json-Path in right-hand-side expressions

    Best explained in this table of Karate right-hand-side expression shapes.

    Short-cut to get[n] single array element out of a Json-Path result

    Again, best explained in this table.

    ๐Ÿ— set on steroids - build complex nested payloads from scratch

    ๐Ÿ“š Quick sample in this gist. Works for XML as well. Refer to the documentation.

    โœ‚ Removed dependency on commons-io and commons-lang3

    โœ… Greatly reduces the risk of conflicts when integrating Karate into existing / legacy test-suites.

    Implemented missing ^^ macro short-cut for contains only

    Here is a nice summary of all syntax as a cheat-sheet.

    Frequently Requested Demos

    • Using JDBC via Java interop and querying a database from within a Karate script.
    • Reading JSON and XML files from the file-system to use in match (or request)

    ๐Ÿ›  Notable Fixes

    #115 form field params should land in the URL on a GET
    ๐Ÿ #126 Karate UI would fail on Windows
    #155 Multiple optional ##(expr) removals in JSON would fail
    ๐Ÿ‘ #157 graphql supported as a text-file extension (thanks to Sunil Sishtla) for the pull request.
    ๐Ÿ›ฐ #163 Optional ##(expr) syntax was not substituting value correctly for non-match scenarios, for e.g. payload formation
    #173 multi-value params for apache - thanks to Matt Johnson for the pull request.
    #175 parallel-executor shuts down threads, avoiding thread / memory leaks
    #179 scenario failures no longer abort the whole feature, other scenarios would still run
    ๐Ÿ”ง #178 configure followRedirects implemented - Karate can be told to not follow-redirects so that you can inspect the Location header if needed