Tip of the Week

  • Obtaining Code Coverage Data for a .NET Core Application on Linux

    By on Dezember 10, 2019

    New to Coco v4.3.3 is the ability to instrument a .NET Core application on Linux, for use in obtaining code coverage metrics for such applications. This blog will walk you through how to instrument a simple .NET Core application written in C# and built on Linux. We will then...

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  • Screenshot Verification Command Line Tools

    By on Dezember 3, 2019

    We are all aware of how to view differences between the screenshot and the failed image when using the IDE to execute your tests. But do you know how to view the differences when using the command prompt to execute the tests or how to extract an image from...

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  • Automating Accessibility Testing: How to Check for Sane Tab Order

    By on November 27, 2019

    Ensuring sane tab ordering is part of motor and dexterity impairment accessibility, as it makes sure that alternate UI navigation via the keyboard is not only possible, but also logically comprehensible. The following example shows how you can utilize Squish to automate accessibility testing. Tab Order Sanity and Completeness...

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  • External Resources for BDD Through Data Tables

    By on November 19, 2019

    You can use so-called data tables to execute a specific Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) GUI test scenario in a data-driven way. Create tables to define test data and use this data to drive your test. Since Squish 6.5.0, it is possible to refer an external file for such data. Data...

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  • Control of Sub-processes During GUI Testing

    By on November 14, 2019

    Testing GUI software can often start sub-processes. These can be either background services which are not directly visible to the user, or they can show an additional UI. The Squish GUI Tester allows the user to control which of the sub-processes will be hooked and which are to be...

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  • 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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