August 29, 2005

Squish 2.0, The Leading Qt GUI test tool released

Reginald Stadlbauer writes "Hamburg, Germany - 2005-08-29 froglogic GmbH today announced the
availability of Squish 2.0, the new version of the most advanced
automated GUI testing framework for Qt applications.

With Squish 2.0, creating and running automated tests for Qt-based
applications is easier than ever. While Squish's excellent script
support continues to provide great flexibility when coding test
scripts it now is also possible to create sophisticated test scripts
using the Squish IDE without writing a single line of script
code. This spans from recording a test case to inserting advanced
verification points via a greatly improved point & click user
interface. The combination of both worlds gives test engineer an
easy-to-use tool with all the flexibility needed.

"This second major release of Squish will strengthen our position
as the leading and most used Qt GUI testing tool even more", said
Reginald Stadlbauer, froglogic's CEO. "We have implemented many new
and useful features, dramatically improved performance and added
support for Qt 4.0."

During Squish 2.0's development phase many customers and evaluators
already started using the new version because of its major
improvements. So Squish 2.0 is already used in production at many
sites today.

"During our purchase evaluation, I compared our home-brewed testing
tool to Squish (1.3 at the time) and found the speed difference
similar to that of the tortoise & the hare. But now with Squish 2.0,
it's like the hare hopped into an F-16 and hit the afterburner! Squish
2.0 is fast!", said Marc Seter, CTO at Selden Integrated
Systems. "Inserting verification points is greatly improved! Not only
is it easier than Squish 1.3, it's much, much faster! In less than 2
months of development time, we've achieved with Squish 2.0 what we
were unable to achieve in 2 years with our own solution."

The main new features of Squish 2.0 are:

  • Support for Trolltech's new Qt 4.0 on all platforms has been added
    in addition to Qt 2.3/Embedded, Qt 3.x (all platforms) support. The Qt
    4.0 support is equal to Qt 2.3 and 3.x support including event
    compression for new complex widgets such as the item view widgets.
  • Major speed improvements when executing tests or using Squish Spy.
  • Major improvements for Squish on MacOS X.
  • Completely reworked and extended documentation.
  • Major usability improvements in Squish Spy when inserting
    verification points for object properties and screen shots.
  • Also non-QObject objects such as list view and menu items can be
    accessed in Squish Spy now to allow inserting verification points for
    such objects without the need of writing script code.
  • Improved verification point handling with additional script API
    and a verification point editor in the Squish IDE.
  • Support for executing and controlling/testing multiple
    applications from one test script. This is specially useful when
    testing the interaction between different applications or multiple
    instances of the same applications such as in a client/server
    environment.
  • New script API for advanced synchronization points such as waiting
    for a condition to become true (e.g. the value of a property changes,
    an object becomes visible, etc.)
  • New script API to install event handlers. This allows to e.g. deal
    with error messages popping up unexpectedly during a test run.
  • Improved error handling and diagnostics.

Demo

A flash demo of Squish 2.0 can be viewed at http://www.froglogic.com/~download/demos/squish_2_ intro/

Availability

Squish customers and evaluators can now find Squish 2.0 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 offering Qt consultancy
services and Qt-based development tools. froglogic was founded by two
former Trolltech senior engineers, Reginald Stadlbauer and Harri
Porten, who now use their experience and skills to serve the Qt 3rd
party market. froglogic is based in Hamburg, Germany. More about
froglogic at http://www.froglogic.com."

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