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 all users of the product. Read on to discover the latest additions to assist in your automated GUI testing efforts:

Real-Time Remote Control of Virtually Any Target

New to Squish 6.6 is a fully-integrated remote control solution for improved testing of remote systems. In just one-click, Squish will display the screen of your remote system, and allow you to pick objects for inspection, thus easing test recording, scripting, debugging and test playback on your remote device. This functionality is not limited only to desktop computers — it has full support for mobile devices and embedded systems, too.

The new feature removes the need for additional remote desktop software, and by extension, alleviates problems of interoperability, compatibility and network setup associated with these tools.

We’ve written a how-to guide on using the remote control feature for GUI testing an In-Vehicle Infotainment system. Follow along here.

Enhanced Scripting Language Support

Python Users

All Squish packages now include Python 2 and Python 3, ensuring full backwards compatibility with previous releases, while enabling the use of the latest Python 3 features. Squish users can select their desired Python version during installation.

JavaScript Users

Users developing their tests in JavaScript will benefit from improved scripting flexibility, better error checking, additional features for convenient and concise scripting, and several bug fixes to existing JavaScript support with the latest Squish.

We’ve written a Knowledge Base article detailing the JavaScript extensions in Squish 6.6. You can find it here.

Bundled Test Result Management & Analysis Platform, Test Center

Squish packages now bundle with the Test Center platform, a tool for comprehensive test report management and analysis. With a natural coupling between Squish and Test Center, users can push their automated test results right from the Squish IDE to Test Center to gain insights into an evolving project’s health.

Built to be lightweight with a convenient web-based user interface, all project stakeholders can easily access the platform right from a web browser on their computer, tablet or smartphone.

To get started with Test Center, an activation code unique to the tool is required. Get in touch with us to begin a free, fully-supported and fully-functional evaluation of Test Center today.

Qt for WebAssembly Support

Squish 6.6 adds support for testing Qt for WebAssembly applications in Firefox and Chrome browsers. Binary packages for Squish for Qt for WebAssembly are available in the download area, and are compatible with the official Qt for WebAssembly binary distribution.

Check out our detailed guide on getting started with testing WebAssembly content with Squish.

.NET Core Support

The Squish 6.6 release offers additional support for testing Windows Forms and WPF applications developed on .NET Core, Microsoft’s open-source, general purpose development platform.

Enhanced Android UI Automation

Squish for Android can now access all controls exposed via the accessibility API. This improves robustness of tests for applications based on self-drawn widgets, like in Flutter applications.

Changelog

Squish 6.6 brings additional features and code enhancements to all editions of the product. Review our changelog for a detailed list of all changes.

Download & Evaluation

Customers and existing evaluators can find the Squish 6.6 packages in their download area. New evaluators are welcome to try out Squish for free, with a fully-supported and fully-functional trial.

Join a Release Webinar

We’re hosting two live webinar and Q&A sessions on features new to Squish 6.6.

Members from our development and support teams will demo:

  • Remote Control functionality
  • Qt for WebAssembly support
  • .NET Core application support
  • Enhanced Android UI Automation
  • Scripting upgrades, Test Center & Squish coupling, general usability improvements and more.

For a detailed schedule of the webinar content and to register, click on the below link in your preferred time zone:

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Support

Our customer service team is available anytime for your support needs, big or small. Reach us at squish@froglogic.com.

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