froglogic Announce Availability of Alpha Snapshot of Automated Qt GUI Testing Tool Squish

froglogic Announce Availability of Alpha Snapshot of Automated Qt GUI Testing Tool Squish

Hamburg, Germany – 2003-08-13 froglogic today announced the availability of a first alpha snapshot of Squish for evaluation. froglogic Squish is a professional cross platform automated GUI testing framework for applications written using Trolltech®‘s Qt® GUI toolkit.

Squish makes it easy to make an existing Qt application testable. Test scripts can be written manually in Tcl or Python or recorded automatically (and edited afterwards). Test cases can use arbitrary test data files and there is also support for data-driven testing. The framework is very flexible and open to allow integration of e.g. test results into existing environments.

The entire system can be controlled via command line tools. In addition, Squish includes a GUI front-end to develop, record, execute and debug tests.

For more information about Squish, visit If you are interested in evaluating an alpha snapshot of Squish, please contact us at

About froglogic
froglogic GmbH is a software company offering Qt consultancy services and Qt-based development tools. froglogic was founded by two former Trolltech senior engineers, Reginald Stadlbauer and Harri Porten, who now use their experience and skills to serve the Qt 3rd party market. froglogic is based in Hamburg, Germany. More about froglogic at

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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