Web and Flex GUI Test Automation: Squish Goes Flex

Web and Flex GUI Test Automation: Squish Goes Flex

Hamburg, Germany – 2013-04-03 froglogic announced that Squish, its cross-platform automated GUI testing tool, now also supports automated testing for Flex-based applications on any platform running in any web browser.

Squish GUI Tester is the market leading tool for cross-platform and cross-device GUI test automation on desktop, embedded and mobile platforms used by more than 3000 companies world-wide. The Squish Flex Edition places a professional GUI automation solution in the hands of web developers and testers utilizing the Flex technology to create rich web applications.

« Squish for Flex deeply hooks into the tested Flex UI in any web browser granting the tester full access to the Flex application’s object tree, properties and methods. Providing access to all standard controls, such as buttons, text fields, menus, trees and tables, as well as custom controls without the need to change or add anything to the application or control libraries. » says Frerich Raabe, froglogic’s Flex Team Lead.

« This approach has proven very successful in other Squish editions, making the creation of more reliable and sophisticated tests than those with image-based testing tools possible », adds Andreas Pakulat, froglogic’s Web Team Lead.

Squish for Flex comes with the same feature set already known in other Squish editions: convenient test script recording, flexible scripting capabilities, powerful Eclipse-based test development environment integration, and more. Not to mention, Squish features dedicated support for all controls from the Flex tookits.

Squish for Flex will become available as part of the upcoming Squish 4.3 release, and is already actively used by several of froglogic’s major customers, as it outperfoms any existing Flex testing solution in the market today. If you are interested in Squish for Flex prior to Squish 4.3, please contact sales@froglogic.com.

About froglogic

froglogic GmbH is a software company based in Hamburg, Germany with additional offices in the USA with over 2,000 customers world-wide. froglogic is famous for its automated testing suite Squish with its flagship product Squish GUI Tester, the market-leading automated testing tool for GUI applications based on Qt, Java AWT/Swing, SWT/RCP and JavaFX, Mac OS X Carbon/Cocoa, Windows MFC, .NET and WPF, iOS Cocoa Touch, Android and for HTML/Ajax/Flex-based web applications running in a variety of web browsers. In addition, froglogic’s offering includes the professional, cross-platform C and C++ Code Coverage tool Squish Coco. More about froglogic is at https://www.froglogic.com.

“froglogic” and “Squish” are registered trademarks of froglogic GmbH. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.

Harri Porten is of German and Finnish descent and grew up in Germany and Thailand. After high school he studied at the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg in Germany, and at the University of Waterloo in Canada; he graduated with a diploma in Mechanical Engineering. Harri started programming on an Apple II, and soon turned his hobby into a source of income, providing maintenance and consultancy services to local businesses. After discovering Linux, Harri joined the "KDE" project, where he eventually implemented a JavaScript interpreter – this interpreter was adopted for use in KDE's web browser "Konqueror", and is now also used by Apple in its Safari browser, and served as the starting point for WebKit's JavaScript interpreter. Harri began working as a software engineer at Trolltech AS in Oslo in the summer of 2000. During the next three years he oversaw the portability of the Qt GUI toolkit to a wide variety of different compilers and operating systems, including HP-UX and AIX. In addition, he implemented Qt's original SVG support, and was involved in Trolltech's quality assurance process. Harri was also a member of the Qt Script for Applications (QSA) team. Harri co-founded froglogic in 2003.

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