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Google Cloud Build

Cloud Build is a service that executes your builds on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Cloud Build can import source code from Google Cloud Storage, Cloud Source Repositories, GitHub, or Bitbucket, to continuously build, test, and deploy projects. For more information on Cloud Build, see the Cloud Build documentation: Cloud Build.

This tutorial shows you how to integrate your Katalon project with Cloud Build.


Configure the GCP project

After setting up the GCP project, you need to configure the following components:

  • A cloudbuild.yml file at the root directory of your repository that contains the build configuration for Cloud Build.
  • A GCP secret to store your Katalon API key.

Configure the cloudbuild.yml file

Here in the sample GitHub repository, we have the following cloudbuild.yml file:

- name: 'docker'
args: ['pull', 'katalonstudio/katalon']
- name: 'docker'
entrypoint: 'sh'
args: ['-c', 'docker run -t --rm -v /workspace:/tmp/project katalonstudio/katalon -projectPath=/tmp/project -browserType="Chrome" -retry=0 -retryStrategy=immediately -testSuiteCollectionPath="Test Suites/Simple Test Suite Collection" --config -webui.autoUpdateDrivers=true -apiKey=$$KATALON_API_KEY']
secretEnv: ['KATALON_API_KEY']
- versionName: projects/$PROJECT_ID/secrets/KATALON_API_KEY/versions/1

In the build configuration file, there are two build steps:

  1. Use a docker cloud builder to pull the katalonstudio/katalon Docker image from Docker Hub.

    • In the args field, you can specify an image version with the syntax katalonstudio/katalon:<version_tag>, for example katalonstudio/katalon:8.1.2.
  2. Use a docker cloud builder to run the katalonstudio/katalon image as a container and execute the tests stored in the GitHub repository.

    • In the args field, you can input your desired katalonc commands. All of katalonc supported arguments can be found in this document: Command Syntax.

    • In the secretEnv field, you can input the environment variables for the build. Here we have the KATALON_API_KEY variable to specify the use of a secret named KATALON_API_KEY.

Create a GCP secret for Katalon API key

As specified in the build configuration file, the KATALON_API_KEY secret represents your Katalon API key. We need to define the secret in our project.

For detailed instructions on creating a GCP secret, refer to this Google Cloud guide: Creating and accessing secrets.

Google Cloud Platform secret manager

Create and test your build trigger

A Cloud Build trigger automatically starts a build whenever you make changes to your source code. You need to connect Cloud Build to the sample GitHub repository and then create a trigger that automatically monitors changes and builds code.

For detailed instructions on connecting to repositories and building triggers, refer to this guide: Creating and managing build triggers.

Create a trigger

In our example, a trigger is created to build the code automatically whenever a Push to branch event occurs.

Google Cloud Platform trigger created

Test the trigger

To test the trigger, you can start the build manually by clicking Run on the trigger.

Google Cloud Platform run trigger

View build results

To view the build results, go to the History tab and select the latest build.

Google Cloud Platform history tab

The build details are shown as follows:

Google Cloud Platform build details

We can see that the code build includes two steps: pulling the Docker image and executing the tests in a container.

To view test reports in TestOps, you can enable Katalon TestOps integration in your project. See: TestOps Integration.