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IDE builder JetBrains recently made its application testing environment Aqua generally available. The tool is available for free, but the paid version extends its functionality.

Aqua, which appeared in preview back in November 2022, allows the automatic creation of test paths for the various components of an application. Examples include user interfaces and APIs. According to JetBrains, the environment eliminates the need to constantly switch between Chrome and dev tool.

Features Aqua

For this, Aqua supports every aspect of automating testing, such as database management for preparing application data and an HTTP client for running HTTP requests and statements.

A built-in “Web Inspector” has also been added. This allows developers to see Web pages and use elements of them for testing. In addition, Aqua supports the Docker automated testing environment for configuring containers, downloads and images.

The test environment supports all prominent automation projects, such as Selenium, Selenide, Playwright and Cypress. In addition, it supports programming languages such as Java, Kotlin, Python, JavaScript, TypeScript and SQL. Finally, the environment helps with code completion and code refactoring.

Free and paid version

JetBrains Aqua is available in two different versions: free and paid. The free version is especially suitable for novice developers. It requires only a JetBrains account. The paid version offers a license per user who uses the tool for business purposes, from sole proprietors to large corporations.

The cost of the paid license is €392.65 per year and with an AI assistant. Without the AI assistant, the license costs €150.55 per year. The latter option is thereby €15.06 per user per month.

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