Author archive for Andreas Pakulat

  • Analyse test reports from automated executions in the Squish IDE

    By on October 30, 2018

    Executing Squish tests regularly in an automated fashion (like in a CI system) is key to a successful test effort. These tests will occassionally fail and then a tester needs to analyze what has caused the failure and possibly adapt the expected values for verifications. The Squish IDE provides...

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  • Navigate and overlook test script code efficiently

    By on April 30, 2018

    Creating and maintaining Squish tests requires a fair bit of editing the test scripts. It can become very tedious to navigate in bigger script files with arrow keys or by searching. In this article I present means to navigate directly to script functions and types. The navigation also provides...

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  • Verify objects that appear only for short durations

    By on November 21, 2017

    Many applications that carry out a long-running task in the background display a dialog indicating the progress of the task. The dialog may block access to the application too if other actions do not make sense while the task is running. These dialogs usually appear and disappear by themselves,...

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  • Using HTML5 data attributes in Squish/Web object names

    By on June 27, 2017

    One of the more challenging aspects of creating Squish tests is the generation of stable object names. The name to identify an object should ideally never match any other object on the screen. And using a name for identifying an object should not include data that is to be...

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  • Support for testing Chromium-based desktop applications with Squish for Web

    By on April 25, 2017

    Motivation Adding HTML/Web support to a desktop application, or even providing a desktop application that’s almost completely built with Web technologies, is quite a popular way of providing modern and fast-evolving user interfaces and applications. There are some projects that embed an almost complete web browser into the application,...

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  • Help! Squish Does Not Stop At Any Breakpoint Anymore

    By on January 25, 2017

    In the more recent past, we had a few incidents where customers and even colleagues found out how to disable the breakpoints in their test scripts in the Squish IDE. Unfortunately, they did not really notice how they were doing this and hence needed a little help to re-enable the...

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  • Manage Globally Shared Scripts in the Squish IDE

    By on November 19, 2010

    Squish has supported a list of shared script directories that are not bound to a specific test suite since quite a long time already. This however involved setting an environment variable and starting the Squish IDE from a commandline terminal so that the environment variable has an effect on...

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