Automated GUI Test Tool Squish for Mac OS X Applications Released

Automated GUI Test Tool Squish for Mac OS X Applications Released

Hamburg, Germany – 2007-08-08. froglogic today released a beta version of Squish for Mac, the automated GUI testing tool for Mac OS X Carbon and Cocoa applications.

Squish is the leading cross-platform GUI testing tool for automated testing of GUI applications based on a variety of GUI technologies such as Java Swing/AWT/SWT/Eclipse RCP, Trolltech’s Qt, AJAX/Web/HTML and many more.

The new Squish for Mac edition features automated GUI testing of native Mac OS X applications. The same rich set of features known from other Squish editions is now available for QA engineers dealing with Carbon and Cocoa applications on Apple’s Mac OS X system.

“While the popularity of Mac OS X is constantly growing, test automation tools with dedicated support for its native GUI toolkits are still lacking. After the huge success of Squish for other GUI technologies, we are very excited to fill this gap by providing a specialized and powerful test solution to companies targeting the Mac OS X application market.”, said Rainer Schmid, froglogic’s Mac OS X team lead.

Squish for Mac non-intrusively hooks into Carbon and Cocoa applications on the toolkit level. This allows robust GUI object recognition and identification for all controls ranging from simple buttons to complex widgets. Additionally, this technology gives the tester access to the complete programming interface of the toolkit and application providing maximum versatility for test scripts.

Squish offers a versatile testing framework with a choice of popular test scripting languages (Python, JavaScript, Tcl and Perl) extended by test-specific functions, open interfaces, add-ons, integrations into test management systems, an IDE that supports the creation and debugging of tests and a set of command line tools facilitating fully automated test runs.

Squish for Mac beta 1 is now available. If you are interested in automated testing of Mac OS X applications or would like to evaluate any other Squish edition, please contact us at or visit

About froglogic

froglogic GmbH is a software company based in Hamburg, Germany. Their flagship product is Squish, a professional automated testing tool for GUI applications based on Qt, Java Swing/AWT, Java SWT/RCP, Mac OS X Cocoa and Carbon, Tk or XView and for HTML-based Web applications running in different browsers. froglogic also offers Qt consultancy services and other Qt-based development tools such as the Tcl/Tk/Qt migration framework Tq. More about froglogic at

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“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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