froglogic Announces Automated Java Testing Tool Squish/Java

froglogic Announces Automated Java Testing Tool Squish/Java

Hamburg, Germany – 2006-12-19 froglogic GmbH today announced the first preview of Squish/Java. Squish/Java is a new edition of the powerful, platform-independent testing framework Squish. This new edition features the automatic creation and execution of tests for Java Swing, AWT, SWT and RCP/Eclipse applications.

Squish started out as a professional automated GUI testing tool for applications based on different GUI technologies such as Qt, Tk and XView. Earlier this year froglogic released Squish/Web, a new edition for testing Web and Ajax applications in different browsers.

The new Squish/Java edition takes advantage of Squish’s mature testing framework while adding support for the different, popular Java GUI technologies Swing, AWT, SWT and RCP/Eclipse.

“With Squish/Java we created a very powerful solution which combines the advantages of the Squish testing framework with Java’s widespread popular language and GUI features in one tool. By dynamically wrapping Java API it is possible to access every Java function. This allows for development of sophisticated automated tests”, explained Koos Vriezen, froglogic’s Java Chief Engineer.

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.

Similar to pre-existing Squish editions, tests for Java applications can be automatically recorded or written manually. Using Squish Spy, verification and synchronization points can be inserted as easily as in every other edition by visually exploring the structure of a Java application.

Squish/Java is already in use at customers who have already been testing other ports of their application using the respective Squish edition for a while. Now they are able to utilize Squish to test the Java version of their application.

Previews of Squish/Java are available now. If you are interested in Squish/Java, or any other Squish edition, please contact or visit

About froglogic

froglogic GmbH is a software company based in Hamburg, Germany. Their flagship product is Squish, a professional automated test tool for GUI applications based on Qt, Tk or XView and for HTML-based web applications running in different web browsers. froglogic also offers Qt consultancy services and other and Qt-based development tools such as the Tcl/Tk/Qt migration framework Tq. More about froglogic at

Eclipse is a trademark of Eclipse Foundation Inc. Java and all Java-based trademarks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

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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