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  • Testing Qt for WebAssembly Applications with Squish

    By on June 30, 2020

    The Squish 6.6 release adds support for testing Qt for WebAssembly applications in Firefox and Chrome browsers. While we strive to make it as effortless as possible, the novel nature of this technology enforces some preparatory steps before WebAssembly content can be tested. Squish Built-in Hook The shared libraries...

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  • How-To: GUI Testing Remote Embedded Devices

    By on June 30, 2020

    New to Squish 6.6 is a fully-integrated remote control solution for improved testing of remote systems. With it, you can display the screen of the remote device in real-time as a test is executed, and even record new tests, including picking objects for inspection, even if the application under...

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  • Headless Execution of GUI Tests with Jenkins

    By on June 23, 2020

    Executing automated GUI tests using the Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) system Jenkins is a popular approach to streamlining automation. However, the computer on which to execute the test suite through Jenkins may be “headless.” That is, it may not have a physical display connected to it, or it may...

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  • The V-Model in Software Testing

    By on June 16, 2020

    The V-Model is a model used to describe testing activities as part of the software development process. The V-Model can be interpreted as an extension of the Waterfall development model, which describes the testing activities as one of the last steps in a sequential development process. However, in contrast...

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  • Strategies for Higher Test Coverage

    By on June 9, 2020

    In many software projects, tests are neglected at the beginning of development, and focus is put on the design and features. This is normal: the first goal should simply be to produce software which works. Priorities change when a software is released, new features are added, and maintenance becomes...

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  • Managing Multiple Squish Editions on a Single System

    By on June 3, 2020

    A common approach to testing Applications Under Test (AUTs) using different UI technologies is to have multiple editions of Squish installed. However, by default, each Squish IDE uses the same Eclipse workspace directory, so they can not be run side-by-side. As a pre-sales engineer, I tend to switch between...

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  • GUI Test Automation – Benefits & Challenges

    By on May 28, 2020

    To keep pace with the ever-increasing demand for higher software quality, full end-to-end testing of software products has become a common practice. By exercising the application via the graphical user interface (GUI), testers assume the position of the user which yields a lot of benefits. For example, GUI tests...

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  • Identifying Dead Links on Websites

    By on May 12, 2020

    A common problem with the maintenance of large websites is “dead” links that end up pointing to a nonexistent destination because something has changed somewhere. In particular, these include links to external resources which may easily become stale without anyone noticing until a customer attempts to follow the link....

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  • Integrating Coco Code Coverage with Unit Test Frameworks

    By on May 5, 2020

    Increasing demands on the quality of software applications has bolstered the need for adequate, thorough testing, including, but not limited to, at the unit level. Integrating code coverage analysis tools with your unit test framework gives a clear sense of the quality of your tests: the grade to which...

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  • Custom Test Result Reporting Using Log Levels

    By on April 29, 2020

    Categorizing log output into different levels allows you to decide whether you want to have more or less detailed messages in your test results. Squish does not offer a ready-made function for different log-levels, but you can easily create this functionality. We’ll use the test.log(message, detail) Squish API which...

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