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Visual Studio Code

We recognise that DX encompasses all aspects of the developer’s interaction with tools and systems. The last thing a developer needs is yet another tool to download and deal with tedious onboarding and setup. Imagine a world where a developer gets the power of Karate right within the IDE of their choice, empowering the developer to get more done, particularly when they are in flow. We did this with the launch of our IntelliJ plugin in June'22 and are pleased to announce the release of our official Visual Studio Code extension. Please read more on our GitHub page for Karate VS Code.


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Karate continues to elevate DX with our official plugins enabling teams to get started with Karate with zero set-up.


Karate believes that in the modern world the ability to write tests needs to be collaborative. That said, developers constantly struggle with remote teams, concurrent development, multiple dependencies, leading to unnecessary friction in their workflows. To feel in control, developers are turning to ephemeral environments to immediately start coding, debugging, enhancing, and testing their code. Karate is future ready – our plugins are supported in remote development environments such as GitHub Codespaces, GitLab and Gitpod.




Core Features

  • API and UI / browser automation

  • Syntax coloring

  • Outline view

  • Embedded JS highlighting

  • Run test (CodeLens)

  • Color log output

  • One-click to open HTML report

  • Extra run modes

    • Maven

    • Custom (e.g. for Gradle)

  • Works in remote environments (e.g. GitHub Codespaces, Gitpod)

Pro Upgrade

  • Debug test (CodeLens)

  • Code Folding

  • JSON Formatting

  • Run Mode

  • Run Options

  • Context Menu

  • Postman Import (including pre-request scripts)

  • OpenAPI / Swagger Import

  • cURL and HAR Import


  • API Documentation

    • Authoring

    • Publishing

  • Flows - APIs “in context”, showing end—user business flows

  • Variations - Showing API behavior changes and business rules

  • HTML Export

  • Live Mode - Document existing APIs, instant preview, no need to change existing code

  • Open API & Swagger support


Coming Soon

  • Accessibility testing

  • Better IntelliSense & Auto-complete

  • Improved syntax validation

  • API coverage reports

  • No-code

    • API request builder

    • API mock builder

    • Assertion builder

  • Record API tests

  • Test case management

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