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(Guidewire (San Mateo, Calif.) and Karate Labs (Sugar Land, Texas) have announced that Karate has joined Guidewire PartnerConnect as a new Solution partner at the Select level. Karate Labs is the developer of an open-source platform that facilitates API test-automation, mocks, performance-testing, and UI automation.
Karate is the first Solution partner joining the Guidewire Marketplace with testing technologies. According to a Guidewire statement, Guidewire’s partnership with Karate enables Guidewire to prioritize and develop feature enhancements for Guidewire customers directly in Karate. This collaboration also includes plans for Guidewire to enrich Karate’s framework by backporting selected advancements from Guidewire’s offerings to the broader Karate community, according to the statement.
Karate’s open-source test automation platform combines API testing, API performance testing, API mocks, and UI testing. Karate’s technology is embedded as the foundation for Guidewire’s API testing for all Guidewire Cloud customers, allowing them to ensure APIs are working correctly and can be smoothly integrated into various applications. No integration is required to leverage Karate’s technology in Guidewire Cloud–it is embedded in the Guidewire Testing Framework. However, Guidewire Cloud customers can now expand their use of Karate beyond the Guidewire Testing Framework using the official Karate IntelliJ plugin and VS Code extension in Guidewire Marketplace.
“We are delighted to be Guidewire’s first partner for testing technologies and enable streamlined, expanded use of Karate for Guidewire Cloud customers,” comments Kapil Bakshi, Co-founder & CEO, Karate Labs. “Our technology helps insurers release benefits to their customers faster and more frequently, helping them gain a competitive advantage in a very demanding market.”
“Guidewire decided to leverage Karate Labs for our Testing Framework, as it is a powerful, open-source, industry-standard technology designed to make testing automation simple and accessible.” adds Will Murphy, VP, Global Technology Alliances, Guidewire. “We are excited to welcome them to PartnerConnect. With this partnership, Guidewire Cloud customers and system integrators can now easily scale customers’ use of Karate and their wider additional testing automation requirements.”
Karate Labs is a first-time sponsor of Guidewire Connections 2023.