Overview: Web Automation with Kantu
Kantu can automate any website by taking screenshots
Rock-stable visual web automation, web scraping and web app testing
Kantu creates rock-stable web automation with screenshots. At the same time,
Kantu is high-level and simple: a new user is able to automate their first web page within minutes of downloading Kantu (see the Youtube video below).
Kantu works on the rendered website image, just like a human does. Leave DOM, xpath, css selectors to the web developers. And even if you are a web developer – Kantu gives you a break while it tests your code.
Web Automation with Kantu
Kantu is the Swiss-army knife of web automation. Kantu is used from simple personal automations projects such as scripting and online banking login to large corporate business process automation projects.
Next, read about more specialized cases of web automation such as
Browser Automation and Form Filling
Reliable browser automation and form-filling is a key ingredient in all web automation projects. Watch Kantu filling out forms:
With Kantu form filling and the Scripting API you can use it to automate a very diverse set of Business Process Automation (BPO) tasks. Kantu is used in complex projects like data entry, accounts payable automation, claims processing automation, back office automation and call center automation. The Kantu Web Automation Browser can automate any application that runs in a web browser.
I have an ecommerce site, and my order processors deal with a lot of vendors sites to place orders. Kantu was a great help to automate my processes more.
Matt Meier, MOSupply, USA - More user quotes
Read more about this topic on the browser automation page.
Meet the future of QA automation. These days, web development increasingly means a lot of testing in various browsers, making changes and adjustments, refreshing, and retesting, over and over and over again. Sound familiar? And time-intensive? And boring? Let Kantu join your testing team. Kantu uses the Chromium web browser engine, and therefore its rendering is 100% compatible with Google Chrome. As such, a web page looks and behaves in Kantu exactly like it does in Google Chrome.
The way you use Kantu is to define small UI elements (i.e. a button on page, a link, some text) and save cropped screenshots of them as reference images. Then, Kantu compares them against what is shown in the web browser at runtime. Therefore, you build a repository of graphic UI elements vs the complex web UI locators/element IDs/CSS selectors of classic web testing tools. Kantu creates rock-stable test scripts.
I'm very impressed - in a few hours I was able to fully replicate a web app test setup that had taken a week or so to build in Visual Studio Gui testing.
Christian Berndt, Deloitte, France - More user quotes
For more information see the web testing page.
Automated Testing in progress...
Data Extraction/Web Scraping
Data extraction (also called “Web scraping” or " “Screen scraping” ) is a very important technique in data migration and integration scenarios. With its web scraping features Kantu essentially adds an “Data API” to websites and web apps that do not have an API.
Working with a9t9 and Kantu has allowed us to automate data retrieval from the many systems we work with, and streamline our back offices processes – they are excellent partners.
Keith Shimada, SMBC, Japan - More user quotes
Browser Scripting via API
Kantu contains a command-line interface and application programming interface (API) to automate more complicated tasks and integrate with other programs or scripts. The Scripting Interface of Kantu is designed as a Component Object Model (COM) object and allows the user to remote control (script) the Kantu Browser from any Windows programming or scripting language.
All this means you can access Kantu’s web automation functionality from any programming language that supports COM. Developers using VBS, PowerShell, C#, Visual Basic, Python, Java and any other programming or scripting language that runs on Windows can embed and control Kantu directly in their applications.
Kantu is a wonderful tool. With its ability to be controlled from VBScript, I have only to imagine a test case to automate and I know it can be done with Kantu. It allows me to create scripts that are robust and can easily recover from upset conditions.
John Meyer, UK - More user quotes
For more information see the API page.
Kantu Editions: Community (Free) & PRO
In a nutshell: The Kantu Community Edition is 100% free - even for commercial use. Get it now.
The Kantu Community Edition is free for private *and* commercial use. Kantu is classic downloadable software, not a web service. All macros are stored and executed locally on your machine.
Kantu PRO Edition: Do you plan to use Kantu for complex automation projects? Then save yourself expensive development time and get the Kantu PRO Edition. Its Scripting API allows you the control Kantu from any programming or scripting language. And it does not cost much: In addition to the software itself, our prices always include one year of free updates and free priority tech support. Our tech support helps you with creating the image macros and scripts at no additional costs.
For more information see the Kantu comparison page.
Next step: If you have not done so already,
download the Kantu Community Edition or a 30-day trial of the PRO Edition now.