Tip of the Week

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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