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  • froglogic at ESE Kongress 2018

    By on December 12, 2018

    froglogic presentation at ESE Kongress 2018 in Sindelfingen.

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  • Using Image-based lookups without running an AUT

    By on December 11, 2018

    The following article is prepared for the Qt toolkit, however, a similar approach can be applied to other toolkits supported by Squish. Introducing Image-based lookups in Squish 6.3 allowed users to interact not only with complex graphical objects in the Application Under Test (AUT), but with other elements displayed...

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  • STeP-In PSTC 2018 Pune

    By on December 5, 2018

    The STeP-In conference 2018 took place in the technologic territory of Pune, India. The focus of the 4th International Conference on Software Testing was connecting Machine Learning, AI, IoT, Blockchain and Big Data. In accordance with Squish’s product roadmap, Machine Learning and AI ranks high in importance. We plan...

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  • Making Use of JavaScript Modules

    By on December 4, 2018

    Squish 6.4 has added support for the JavaScript import and export statements from ECMAScript 2015 (ECMA-262). Here we list some advantages to using JavaScript modules over Squish’s  source() utility: Namespaces With source(), the imported script is evaluated in the global namespace. This may result in unwanted name collisions and may...

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  • Squish Day Stockholm November 13th, 2018

    By on November 27, 2018

    Squish Day Stockholm 2018 took place on November 13th at the Scandic Victoria Tower Hotel on the 33rd floor. According to the elevators, floor 33 is the highest; but, a participant taking the staircase further up suggested there must be a secret 34th floor. The view over the Stockholm...

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  • Identifying Poor Object Names – And How To Improve Them

    By on November 27, 2018

    A stable method to address GUI controls is crucial for a maintainable test project. But how does Squish go about generating object names? What makes a good object name? How can you identify poor object names? How can you configure Squish to generate (or reuse) better names? We will...

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  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    By on November 22, 2018

    froglogic GmbH would like to wish all of our customers and partners in the United States a Happy Thanksgiving! We hope your day is filled with good food, close friends, and a loving family.  Today’s holiday is a time to reflect upon what we are thankful for, and we...

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  • Measure code coverage on ARM Cortex-M microcontrollers

    By on November 20, 2018

    ARM Cortex-M microcontrollers are becoming more and more popular. This article will show you how to use Squish Coco to get code coverage from one of such microcontrollers.

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  • Register an application through a test script

    By on November 13, 2018

    Motivation I am asked fairly frequently, “The path to my application changes on a daily basis. How can I automatically update the path to the squishserver?” This article will show how to change the path to the Application Under Test via a test script. I will use Squish for...

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  • Happy Diwali!

    By on November 7, 2018

    To our customers in India and elsewhere celebrating the festival of lights Diwali, we at froglogic wish you a celebratory and safe holiday filled with loving family, plentiful feasts, and brightly-lit diyas.  We wish you all a prosperous year, one in which we can continue to provide you with...

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  • Automating Qt applications packaged as AppImages

    By on November 6, 2018

    Squish for Qt allows automated GUI testing of Qt applications. Typically automating Qt applications with Squish works out of the box. If it doesn’t, then this may be because the application has been packaged in a special way, for example as an “AppImage” which overwrites some environment variables (LD_PRELOAD...

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  • Squish Day Cambridge October 23rd, 2018

    By on November 2, 2018

    On October 23rd, another successful ‘Squish Day’ took place with more than twenty-five people joining us in the lovely Quy Mill Hotel & Spa, Cambridge.   During a full day filled with talks, presentations, and plenty of opportunities to network, the participants learned from our experts Frerich Raabe and...

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  • 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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  • Using multiple Firefox profiles from Squish for Web

    By on October 23, 2018

    Introduction All web browsers, when running, store data in a ‘profile’ directory, which contains things like bookmarks, cache, cookies, and offline data. When developing automated regression tests with Squish for Web, the data in the profile can change the behavior of the browser, and sometimes even cause some passing...

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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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