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  • View Squish Test results of merge requests in GitLab

    By on October 16, 2018

    Introduction It’s very important to make automated GUI tests a part of a Continuous Integration (CI) process. Squish offers add-ons for many popular CI tools like Jenkins, Bamboo and TeamCity. The full list is here. If your tool is not on the list, it can be still integrated as...

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  • Code Coverage with QTest

    By on October 9, 2018

    Today’s tip will show how to measure code coverage for unit tests written using the Qt Test framework (or short QTest). The example A simple example for code that uses Qt which is tested via the Qt Test framework can look like the following. To keep it short the...

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  • Monitoring long-running tests by intermediary logging of results

    By on October 2, 2018

    Motivation The set of tests being run on an application tends to grow as more features are added, or more bugs are fixed. This comes at the cost of execution times: for example, a test suite that took 30 min could now take 2 hours. Since normal logging info/test results...

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  • Retrieve code coverage data via a remote debugger connection

    By on September 25, 2018

    Introduction By default, the code coverage tool Squish Coco creates a file with the extension .csexe upon the application exit with the code coverage information of the current execution. When working on an embedded device, this is not convenient because: Some embedded OSes do not have a file system...

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  • Find unused functions in C/C++ code with coverage analysis

    By on September 18, 2018

    Unused functions impact maintenance Unused functions in a software project can cause code bloat, but they also create more work for the developers of tests, especially in the situation where code coverage (the quality) of tests is being measured. If a function is not used, then removing it from...

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  • Using Squish to automate Qt Installer Framework UI Tests

    By on September 11, 2018

    The Qt Installer Framework got recently support for Squish. In this article you can see how to add Squish support to your installers which are based on this framework.

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  • Lesser known tips on BDD testing using Squish

    By on September 4, 2018

    Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) is an extension of the Test-Driven Development approach which puts the definition of acceptance criteria at the beginning of the development process as opposed to writing tests after the software has been developed. With possible cycles of code changes done after testing. Behavior Driven Tests are...

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  • Live update of Python code during debugging, using builtin reload()

    By on August 28, 2018

    Introduction When debugging a Test Script, one can use Python’s built-in reload() from the Squish Script Console to get recent changes to module functions in the currently running Test Execution. Debugging Python Test Scripts While debugging your Test Scripts in the Squish IDE, the Script Console might come in...

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  • All froglogic employees ISTQB® certified

    By on August 24, 2018

    In accordance to our total quality management philosophy, our company is ISO 9001 certified since 2010. In order to be successful, we want to continuously improve our quality. This includes the constant review of our software tools Squish and Squish Coco and the continuous development of our employees. We...

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  • Finding and editing dead code with Coco

    By on August 21, 2018

    As part of the coverage report, Coco generates a list of lines with dead code. One would often like to remove these lines, but when they are spread over a large project, it requires some effort to navigate the editor to them. This can be made easier with a...

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  • Automating Java Web Start applications

    By on August 14, 2018

    The Squish for Java edition not only supports testing Java Swing/AWT, SWT/Eclipse RCP or JavaFX based applications but also Java Web Start applications. There are two ways to automate an application started via Java Web Start: 1. Start via web browser 2. Start via the tool javaws 1. Start...

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  • Use XPath in Squish for Web as Alternative to Object Names

    By on August 7, 2018

    The object names in Squish are a powerful feature, not only with the ability to look up objects, but also to synchronize on them. In Squish 6.4 this became even more flexible with the introduction of the script-based object map. But there are some situations left where the Squish...

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  • Convert Text-Based Object Maps to Script-Based Object Maps

    By on August 1, 2018

    With Squish 6.4 we introduced script-based object maps, which provide a more powerful way to manage object names. Script-based object maps will enable you to use native script language concepts to organize the object map, to reduce redundancy and to help with dynamic object lookup. In this article I...

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  • Broadcasting test steps to multiple target systems

    By on July 24, 2018

    Creating tests for projects which target several different platforms at once can be quite challenging, even if the different versions of tested software and devices have the “same” GUI. I will describe an approach to conveniently tackle such scenarios. Using this approach, test steps are automatically broadcast to each...

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  • Automate UI Testing of Windows applications under Wine on Linux

    By on July 17, 2018

    If your Windows application runs fine under Wine, you can automate the GUI tests of your application using Squish for Windows running under Wine on Linux too. One reason to try Wine is to get a broader variation of Windows OS’es for finding hard to trigger bugs. Also, compared...

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  • Documentation Screenshots: Using GUI Test Automation Tool Squish Creatively

    By on July 10, 2018

    Primarily, Squish is a tool to automate GUI tests. However, given the ability to automatically interact with an application, there is a whole lot more we can do with Squish. For example keeping documentation screenshots in the user’s manual up to date has proven to be an annoying and...

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  • Migration of image based test suites

    By on July 3, 2018

    Squish 6.3 has introduced the concept of image-based testing. It allows to find and interact with the AUT controls without any knowledge about its internal structure. Unlike the object based testing – which is mostly independent of the visual appearance of the GUIs – the image based tests will...

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  • Taking a parent object snapshot for better results analysis

    By on June 26, 2018

    From the Application Objects context menu, or from the Squish API, Squish can save an object snapshot. The snapshot contains detailed information about object state from the moment when the snapshot was taken. The snapshot lists object structure, all properties and their values, not only for the selected object...

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  • Replay Squish tests using the ‘squishtest’ module

    By on June 19, 2018

    Why? Since 5.1, Squish offers a squishtest Python module. It lets you use Squish as a module in Python scripts without involving the squishrunner. If using the squishtest module helps you improve your testing efforts but you already have a lot of existing testcases (written in Python), this might...

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  • BDD Test Cases in Squish: Clean Up After Your Scenarios!

    By on June 12, 2018

    Squish allows creating functional tests for user interfaces in a behaviour-driven (BDD) style, enabling the tester to concentrate on what the user does (“enter user name, confirm login dialog”) instead of how it is done (“enter this, click there”). Leveraging the scripting languages supported, a very elegant scheme for…

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