Tip of the Week

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

    By on Oktober 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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  • Measuring Code Coverage on Devices with Limited Memory

    By on September 24, 2019

    In this article, we would like to explore the possibilities that are available to a Squish Coco user if he or she wants to use the tool on devices with limited memory. It is relatively clear that things don’t get better if we have less memory. Therefore, the whole...

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  • Verifying the Visual Order of GUI Elements

    By on September 17, 2019

    This tip demonstrates how to verify that GUI elements are properly arranged from left to right and top to bottom. Verifications in Squish The Squish GUI Tester has several ways to do functional tests of Graphical User Interfaces. One recurring scenario is verifying the layout of GUI elements. A...

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  • Testing .NET Core Applications

    By on September 10, 2019

    Testing Windows Forms and WPF application which run on .NET Core with Squish

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  • Using the Squish Function ‚attachFile‘ to Your Advantage

    By on September 3, 2019

    Copying test results in the form of files to your test result directory can be automated. Imagine the following scenario: your application interacts with certain files, and those files change from test to test. For logging purposes, you want to export the files to your test directory. Additionally, the...

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