Tip of the Week

  • Visual Verification Points – Using the VisualVP Editor

    By on May 22, 2019

    Today we will demonstrate some tips and tricks to using the Squish ‘Visual Verification Point Editor’

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  • Using Linux uinput From a Test Script

    By on May 14, 2019

    With UI testing, one may need the Squish API for so-called native functions. The Squish native functions, as well as the mouse* and keyboard* functions, use the by the windowing system provided methods. Toolkit specific APIs, like mouseClick, may also use native functions but might as well post events...

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  • Using External Tools in the Squish IDE

    By on May 7, 2019

    The Squish IDE supports opening the files shown in the “Test Case Resources” and “Test Suite Resources” with external tools. This works by associating file content types or a file extension (for example “.txt”) with one or more applications, tools, shell scripts, etc. These associations can be edited at...

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  • Testing Multiple Applications In One Test Case Using Separate Squish Packages

    By on April 30, 2019

    Automating more than one application in a single test case is doable but what if the UI technology differs? We would like to show you how to handle two applications in a single test case, using two different Squish packages and squishservers as well as advantages and disadvantages of...

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  • Leveraging Python Packages For Better UI Testing

    By on April 23, 2019

    Python is a very popular language, and for good reason. A wealth of production-quality packages for performing all kinds of tasks is freely available on the Internet. But did you know that all this power is readily available in Squish tests, too? This article explains how to extend the...

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  • Integrating Java Code Coverage Tools With Squish Tests

    By on April 16, 2019

    In test-driven development, a common challenge is to decide which tests to write and how many are necessary. Ideally, one would have as many tests as there are possible deviations in a program’s behavior. This is often very hard to achieve though, so it is necessary to determine how...

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  • Demo: API Testing Using Squish

    By on April 9, 2019

    Testing is an important part of the development of a software, the idea being that the more thorough the tests, the higher the chances are of discovering code defects or bugs. While Squish focuses on GUI testing, it can also be used for other kinds of testing, including what...

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  • Bulk Verifications of Similar Objects

    By on April 2, 2019

    Squish offers a number of verification points, or VPs: object property verification, screenshot verification, table verification or visual verification. We can create verification points during the initial recording of a test case or while recording a snippet. When doing so we need to select an object that we want...

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  • New to 6.5: Simplified Batch Execution of Local Tests

    By on March 26, 2019

    The upcoming Squish 6.5 release introduces a small but helpful improvement for automated execution of local tests. It will allow execution of Squish test suites on the same machine using only a single command line invocation. An earlier article about Synchronized Batch Execution shows what is currently needed for...

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  • To Instrument Or Not To Instrument, That Is One of The Questions: Handling File Includes In Coco

    By on March 19, 2019

    Instrumenting only the relevant things saves time and resources. Here is a little intro which should help you to select the files you want to instrument. Backlisting and Whitelisting Before diving into the topic, there is one important question to ask yourself: Are there more files that you want...

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