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  • Squish 6.6: Now Available for Download!

    By on Juni 30, 2020

    The froglogic team is excited to deliver a major release of the Squish GUI Tester, version 6.6, the software quality tool chosen by thousands worldwide for cross-platform desktop, mobile, web and embedded application GUI testing. Squish 6.6 offers new features, usability improvements and a number of bug fixes for...

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  • Testing Qt for WebAssembly Applications with Squish

    By on Juni 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 Juni 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 Juni 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 Juni 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 Juni 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 Juni 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 Mai 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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  • Qt Virtual Tech Con 2020 Squish Coco Q&A

    By on Mai 27, 2020

    We had a great time presenting our talk, Using Code Coverage to Enhance Product Quality, at this year’s Qt Virtual Tech Con hosted by our friends at The Qt Company. We introduced our code coverage tool, Squish Coco, and discussed ways to improve testing efficiency for both your development...

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  • Identifying Dead Links on Websites

    By on Mai 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 Mai 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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  • Squish Success at The Qt Company: GUI Testing Qt Creator

    By on April 29, 2020

    „Squish is the best possible solution for us…we didn’t see any other tool we could’ve chosen instead.“ Robert Löhning, Senior Software Engineer, The Qt Company The Qt Company offers innovative tools for the rapid design and development of complex User Interfaces. One such tool is the Qt Creator IDE, an...

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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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  • Testing Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

    By on April 21, 2020

    Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) offer a wide range of recommendations for making web content more accessible. Following these guidelines will make content more accessible to a broader group of people with disabilities and, in general, improves usability for all users. WCAG success criteria are written as testable statements...

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  • New Product Release: Squish Test Center

    By on April 7, 2020

    froglogic is excited to announce the newest addition to its software quality product portfolio: Squish Test Center. Built to enhance your development workflow, Squish Test Center is a central, lightweight test result management database which connects test automation with the entire development process. Squish Test Center: An Overview Squish...

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  • Basic Usage of Labels in Squish Test Center

    By on April 7, 2020

    Squish Test Center is a lightweight web database which aggregates and analyzes test results generated from Squish GUI tests. This article will introduce three Test Center concepts — batches, reports and labels — to help you better investigate failures in your test outcomes. Batch and Reports: What Are They?...

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  • Coco 5 Released, With Built-In Function Profiler

    By on März 31, 2020

    froglogic is excited to deliver a major release of its multi-language code coverage analysis toolchain, Squish Coco 5. This release offers a built-in Function Profiler which facilitates conducting a performance analysis based on timing data for function calls associated with a group of test executions. The addition of profiling...

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  • Performance Analysis with Squish Coco

    By on März 31, 2020

    Version 5 of Squish Coco supports the performance measurement of an application with its new, built-in Function Profiler. Like any profiling tool, this consists of providing information on the time consumed by a procedure. Here, we present how to work with Squish Coco’s profiler using an expression parser example....

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  • String Handling in Python 3 Test Scripts

    By on März 24, 2020

    With Python 2 not seeing any further development or bug fixes after January 1st 2020, requests for custom Squish packages containing Python 3 support have gained a lot more traction. Since the next major Squish release will ship with Python 3, we’ll have a short look at Python 3-specific...

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  • Test Case Prioritization Using Code Coverage Analysis

    By on März 19, 2020

    What is Test Case Prioritization? Test Case Prioritization is a method in which the execution order of test cases is scheduled to maximize software testing efficiency. Consider a common dilemma in the software development lifecycle: testing must be conducted, but there is not enough time to run the full...

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