June 12, 2006

froglogic Releases Qt/GUI/Web Test Tool Squish 3.0

Reginald Stadlbauer writes "Hamburg, Germany - 2006-06-12 froglogic GmbH today announced the
availability of Squish 3.0.

Squish is the leading GUI test tool for Qt-based applications
making it possible to create automated GUI tests for Qt applications
on different platforms such as Windows, Linux/Unix, Mac OS X and
embedded Linux ([Demo]). With
Squish 3.0, froglogic didn't only add many new and useful features to
strengthen its position as the leading and most used GUI testing tool
for Qt applications, but froglogic also created two new editions of

  • Squish/Web: Using Squish/Web it is possible to create and run
    tests for HTML-based web applications in different web browsers such
    as Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla/Firefox, Apple's Safari and
    KDE's Konqueror. Squish/Web maps the DOM tree of an (D)HTML document
    to Squish's object model. This allows for inspecting the whole DOM
    tree of a document using Squish Spy, record and replay high-level
    actions on any HTML elements and call and access the DOM API from
    within test scripts. ([Demo])

  • Squish/Tk: This new edition allows testing pure Tcl/Tk-based
    applications and also mixed Qt/Tk aplications using froglogic's Tq
    technology. Similar to Squish/Qt and Squish/XView, the complete Tk
    widget set and its complete API is accessible from Squish Spy and test
    scripts and actions can be recorded and replayed on all Tk controls.

"With Squish 3.0, froglogic continues to move their Squish
testing tool forward. Since my company is interested in reducing the
time it takes to author tests, a new extension to the "record hints"
facility allows us to automatically insert verification points when
then test script is first captured, meaning that complete tests can be
authored in one pass. ",

said Steve Olson from Vistagy,
Inc. about some of Squish 3.0's new features, "Another new feature
of automatically recording synchronization points in the test script
makes high-speed playback of tests much more reliable, which is
important when you build up large collections of test

During Squish 3.0's development phase many customers and evaluators
already started using the new version because of its major
improvements and new editions. So Squish 3.0 is already used in
production at many sites today.

"The new features and editions of Squish 3.0 were mostly driven
and inspired by our customers, their demands and feedback which
ensures that we deliver exactly what our users need and furthermore
strengtens our strong position in the cross-platform GUI testing
, said Regainld Stadlbauer, froglogic's co-founder and
Director of R&D Products. "It also was a pleasure working on this
new release with our growing and highly skilled development

The main new features of Squish 3.0 are:

  • The two new Squish/Web and Squish/Tk editions
  • Improved documentation and tutorials
  • Recording and running tests on sub-processes started by the AUT
  • Attaching to an already running AUT for testing
  • Built-in Hook for special application environments
  • Portable and robust Drag'n'Drop support
  • Improved synchronization in recorded scripts
  • Various improvements in the Squish IDE
  • Improved Qt 4 Support
  • Addition script APIs for testing
  • Optional distribution as binary packages
  • New utilities to inspect wrapper libraries and convert
    verification points
  • Many small improvements

For details, please visit http://www.froglogic.com/new-in-squish


Squish customers and evaluators can now find Squish 3.0 packages in
their download area.

For more information about Squish and its price and licensing,
visit http://www.froglogic.com/squish. If
you would like to evaluate or purchase Squish, please contact us at squish@froglogic.com.

About froglogic

froglogic GmbH is a software company based in Hamburg,
Germany. Their flagship product is Squish, a professional automated
test tool for GUI applications based on Qt, Tk or XView and for
HTML-based web applications running in different web browsers.
froglogic also offers Qt consultancy services and other and Qt-based
development tools such as the Tcl/Tk/Qt migration framework Tq. More
about froglogic at www.froglogic.com."

Link: froglogic.com

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