Automated Qt GUI Testing on Maemo smartphones with Squish

Automated Qt GUI Testing on Maemo smartphones with Squish

Hamburg, Germany – 2010-09-07 froglogic GmbH today announced the availability of pre-built packages of the Automated Qt GUI Testing Tool Squish for Nokia’s Maemo platform.

Maemo is a software platform that is mostly based on open source code and powers mobile devices such as the Nokia N810 Internet Tablet or Nokia N900 smartphone. The Maemo platform has been developed by Nokia in collaboration with many open source projects.

Squish is the leading functional, cross-platform GUI and regression testing tool that can test applications based on a variety of GUI technologies, including Nokia’s Qt Software Development Frameworks, Java SWT/Eclipse RCP, Java AWT/Swing, Mac OS X Carbon/Cocoa, and Web/HTML/AJAX. Squish stands out from other GUI testing tools by giving test engineers the freedom to record and write tests using familiar scripting languages such as JavaScript, Perl, Python, and Tcl. Furthermore, Squish provides extremely tight integration with the specific GUI technologies it supports. This gives testers unprecedented access to the internals of the applications they are testing (to data items, controls, and widgets, etc.), and also leads to the production of very robust and stable GUI tests.

Squish itself, and all the tests created with it, are completely cross-platform, and work on Windows, Linux/Unix, Mac OS X, and embedded Linux.

“Squish supported automated testing of Qt applications on embedded Linux devices for a long time already. Due to the variety and diversity of embedded Linux systems available we usually require our clients to build Squish from sources for their custom devices and platforms.”, said Reginald Stadlbauer, froglogic’s CEO. “Given the high demand for GUI testing on the Maemo platform we decided to produce and maintain pre-build, easy-to-install Squish packages for the Maemo simulator and the Nokia N900 Maemo based smartphone. We are very excited that these packages are available now.”

Squish (on the PC in the background) testing a Maemo Qt application via a network connection.

For more information about the cross-platform GUI Test Automation Tool Squish please see http://squish.froglogic.com or contact sales@froglogic.com. Or get your free and supported evaluation copy of Squish today at https://www.froglogic.com/evaluate.

About froglogic

froglogic GmbH is a software company based in Hamburg, Germany. Their flagship product is Squish, the market-leading automated testing tool for GUI applications based on Qt, Java AWT/Swing and SWT/RCP, Mac OS X Carbon/Cocoa and for HTML/Ajax-based web applications running in different web browsers. froglogic also offers services in the areas QA/automated testing and C++/Qt programming and consulting. 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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