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  • Automating Accessibility Testing: How to Check for Sane Tab Order

    By on November 27, 2019

    Ensuring sane tab ordering is part of motor and dexterity impairment accessibility, as it makes sure that alternate UI navigation via the keyboard is not only possible, but also logically comprehensible. The following example shows how you can utilize Squish to automate accessibility testing. Tab Order Sanity and Completeness...

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  • External Resources for BDD Through Data Tables

    By on November 19, 2019

    You can use so-called data tables to execute a specific Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) GUI test scenario in a data-driven way. Create tables to define test data and use this data to drive your test. Since Squish 6.5.0, it is possible to refer an external file for such data. Data...

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  • Control of Sub-processes During GUI Testing

    By on November 14, 2019

    Testing GUI software can often start sub-processes. These can be either background services which are not directly visible to the user, or they can show an additional UI. The Squish GUI Tester allows the user to control which of the sub-processes will be hooked and which are to be...

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  • Detecting Problematic Object Names Automatically

    By on November 7, 2019

    Not all object names are equal. Some are “less good” than others, for various reasons. To avoid proceeding to use problematic object names, it can be useful to make the test script developers aware of them automatically, as early as possible. In our Knowledge Base article Example – Custom...

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  • GUI Testing Through Optical Character Recognition in the Cloud

    By on October 29, 2019

    Robust and reliable GUI tests are essential for the continuous deployment of today’s software projects. The Squish GUI Tester supports you in achieving this goal through dedicated Squish editions, which are aware of various GUI toolkits and technologies. Image-based Testing is included as a complementary feature for dynamically rendered visualizations....

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  • Screenshots in Squish Reports: Simplifying Result Analysis

    By on October 23, 2019

    The Squish GUI Tester excels at verifying an application’s user interface. But comprehensive verifications can come at a cost: the resulting test reports become huge and daunting to analyze. Take advantage of additional screenshots in Squish reports to get a better understanding of what happened.

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  • Finding Table Cells by Header Text in Java Applications

    By on October 15, 2019

    In another article, we demonstrated how to find table cells by header text in Qt applications. Here, we will show how to do the same thing in a Java AUT (Application Under Test). Motivation Finding table cells by header text leads to more readable tests. Furthermore, this is useful if...

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  • Disable Logging of All But Some Messages

    By on October 8, 2019

    Motivation Logging is a useful tool for testing. It can be used for different purposes throughout a test: outputting properties of a GUI object, tracking the current executed step, debugging which particular code path is being followed, and why, and much more. However, tests tend to grow either in...

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  • Webinar Q&A: How to Get Faster, More Reliable Automated Testing Results Using Continuous Integration

    By on October 2, 2019

    With our friends from QASource, we recently hosted a webinar, “How to Get Faster, More Reliable Automated Testing Results Using Continuous Integration,” where we showed you how to integrate your Squish tests with the Jenkins Continuous Integration server for automatic execution of your GUI tests in a CI pipeline....

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  • Running GUI Tests on Each Commit in GitLab CI/CD

    By on October 2, 2019

    In a recent article, we wrote about running Squish tests on merge requests in GitLab. In this article, we present a solution to run Squish tests on each commit. Overview We invoke the squishrunner command to execute tests and generate JUnit and web reports. Additionally, squishrunner is called with...

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