WebDriverIO and Karate are popular frameworks for testing online applications, although their focuses and functionalities differ.
|WebDriverIO enables both synchronous and asynchronous test execution and includes powerful capabilities for managing test suites, parallelizing tests, and reporting results.||Karate's distinguishing characteristic is its ability to perform API testing and UI automation within the same framework. It allows conducting UI automation tests with a WebDriver backend, allowing you to test web apps and APIs.|
|WebDriverIO primarily concerns browser automation and user interaction testing on online applications. It works nicely with popular testing frameworks such as Mocha and Jasmine, allowing you to use their features alongside WebDriverIOs.||Karate is primarily intended for API testing, but its ability to handle UI automation with WebDriver makes it a good alternative for applications requiring API and UI testing.|