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  • Irritating folding collapsing of comment lines in Squish python editor

    Squish tip of the week: How to get around folding/collapsing comment lines while editing comments in Python

    By on November 2, 2016

    Lately, there was a support question regarding folding/collapsing comment lines while editing comments in Python. If one tries to comment tests in Python, the Squish IDE folds or minimizes the comment while writing. In some cases this is unpleasant and time-consuming even if one subsequently clicks the small “+” icon to expand the comment. We are aware of this “feature”

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  • Code Folding Expand and Collapse Code in Squish

    Squish tip of the week: Code Folding – Expand and Collapse Code in Squish

    By on October 19, 2016

    What is Code Folding Code folding is the ability to expand and collapse certain code in programming constructs. This improves readability when a test script contains numerous functions or other blocks of code and comments that you want to hide when you are not currently working with that part of the file. How to Expand and Collapse Code in Squish

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    What Programming Language to learn for Test Automation

    By on October 12, 2016

    Many companies are moving away from hiring pure manual testers and prefer testers with test automation skills. Learning a programming language will get you started with test automation. Not only that testers can speak the same “language” as developers, they will understand better what developers do and get a better appreciation of how complex development is. Further, a tester can

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  • Squish tip of the week: Object Not Found Dialog

    By on October 5, 2016

    When does the Object Not Found Dialog appear? The object not found dialog automatically shows up during the execution of tests in the Squish IDE if a “waitForObject” command runs into a specified (or default) timeout. Furthermore, the dialog will show the error message generated for the lookup error and the object name for which the lookup was executed.

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  • Advantages of Automated GUI Testing

    By on September 28, 2016

    Manual vs. Automated Testing has always been a point of debate among software professionals but what are really the benefits of Automated Software Testing you may ask. What exactly is Automated Testing? Essentially, Test Automation is using code to create a program that performs automated tests for your software. The difference to manual testing is instead of actually performing the

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  • Open source C++ execution trace framework

    By on September 15, 2016

    At froglogic, we’re big fans of open source software. A large part of our engineering (and management!) staff contributed or contributes to open source projects, and everyone visiting our offices for a job interview certainly gets a big +1 in case she can show off some open source work! We also use a lot of open source software for our

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  • Squish 6.1 Release with Visual Verification Points

    By on September 13, 2016

    About twelve months after the release of Squish 6.0, we are proud and excited to make available Squish 6.1 which delivers several new features including: * Visual Verification Points * Window and Screen API * QtWebEngine support * Improved Squish installer

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  • Squish tip of the week: Automating Multiple Applications with Multiple Squish Installations or Editions

    By on September 7, 2016

    Did you know that it is possible to use multiple Squish editions in a single test script? The following example describes the setup and workflow for such scenario utilizing Squish for Qt and Squish for Web. Install Squish for Qt. Install Squish for Web. Create a Squish for Qt test suite with the Squish for Qt IDE. Create a Squish

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  • Squish tip of the week: Automation Setup on Windows

    By on August 24, 2016

    There are situations in which test scripts will hang and time out on Windows while executing. Most of this cases involve the lack of drawing/painting the application on the “screen”. The underlying problem is that if the GUI of the application cannot be rendered, its objects do not have coordinates on the screen and testing software, like Squish, cannot find

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  • QtCon: Squish for Qt Training in Berlin

    By on August 23, 2016

    On September 1st, as part of the QtCon conference, our partner KDAB hosts a day of training. This training day allows you to gain knowledge in several Qt-related topics, including automated Qt GUI testing with Squish for Qt. froglogic‘s ISTQB-certified Senior Software Trainer Florian Turck will conduct the full-day Squish for Qt training and share his in-depth experience of effectively

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  • Bug Location with Squish Coco 3.4

    By on August 17, 2016

    Locating a software failure can be a tenuous and a time intensive operation due to the fact of the explosion of the source code size and their test suite. Also the complexity of some software imposes an organization in which the test team is separated from the development teams. In this condition, it is generally difficult to find with a

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  • Squish tip of the week: Automated Qt and QML GUI testing with Squish (Webinar)

    By on August 17, 2016

    View a full recording of the webinar* about automated Qt and QML GUI testing with Squish. During the Webinar, several questions were answered which can be found below the video. View more Webinars and Tutorials in our Video Library.

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  • Visual Testing of elements and controls with Visual Verification Points

    By on August 10, 2016

    What is Visual Testing? Visual testing is a testing activity that aims to verify the presentation properties of a GUI object under various conditions. Testing of GUI based systems and software consists of the validation of both the GUI visual layout and its functionality. Visual testing provides developers with the ability to monitor what was happening at the point of

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  • Squish tip of the week: How to setup a Jenkins slave to run Squish tests

    By on August 3, 2016

    Did you know that you can use Jenkins to run Squish tests? Jenkins, previously known as Hudson, is an open source tool for continuous integration* written in Java. Many companies use Jenkins to deploy and automate projects for their software life circle.

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  • Improved Management Of Object Names – Part 2

    By on July 25, 2016

    In a previous blog entry, we introduced an alternative, script-based, approach to maintaining a mapping of symbolic names (variables) to the actual object names (strings). By using script variables instead of free-form strings, the mapping was no longer stored in a separate text file but instead it was brought into the domain of the programming language, thus enabling a lot

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  • Improved Management Of Object Names

    By on July 19, 2016

    TL;DR: Using plain script language variables over the standard objects.map file simplifies refactoring and maintenance at the expense of losing the ability to generate (or reuse) the names when recording. NOTE: Throughout this blog article, we will use the JavaScript language for code samples. Everything shown here can be expressed in any of the programming languages shipped by Squish though,

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  • Squish tip of the week: How to modify the WaitForObject timeout

    By on July 6, 2016

    Troubleshooting a script can be long and exhausting especially if there are objects which can not be found. Fortunately, we can adjust the timeout duration for waitForObject to save us some time. By default the duration of waitForObject is 20000 milliseconds (20 seconds), which looks like this: During the given time Squish will check if the object can be located,

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  • Squish 6.1 Beta with Visual Verification Points

    By on July 5, 2016

    About ten months after the release of Squish 6.0, we are proud and excited to make available a BETA of Squish 6.1 to you. The main new features of this release is an innovative approach to visual verifications; convenient application window and screen control as well as general improvements to Squish. You can read the full announcement at https://www.froglogic.com/news-events/index.php?id=squish-6.1-beta-released.html We

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  • Squish tip of the week: How to Automate a Modern UI Windows Store App

    By on June 29, 2016

    Did you know that Squish supports automating Modern UI/Windows Store apps (also called Metro applications) when used on the Windows desktop*? If an application offers information about its GUI objects via UI Automation, it is possible to automate the application with Squish and the supported Microsoft’s UI Automation API. How to inspect an Application or GUI Control for UI Automation

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  • Squish tip of the week: How to look up Windows control class names

    By on June 22, 2016

    When a window is created, an application defines a window class, which is registered with the system. This class defines various properties of the window like the window title, background color, cursor and the window class name itself. But how to get a Windows control class name? Class names of Windows controls can be looked up with tools like Spy++

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