froglogic Announces Educational Edition of GUI Testing Tool Squish

froglogic Announces Educational Edition of GUI Testing Tool Squish

Hamburg, Germany – 2006-09-04 froglogic GmbH today announced the availability of an educational edition of Squish. This special and highly discounted edition targets universities and other educational institutions who want to utilize Squish for educational purposes.

Squish is a professional cross-platform functional GUI testing tool. It supports testing applications based on the following GUI technologies:

  • Trolltech’s Qt
  • Tcl/Tk
  • HTML/Ajax/Web 2.0 in a variety of web browsers
  • Four J’s Genero clients (GDC and GWC)
  • XView

Squish works on different platforms such as Windows, Linux/Unix, Mac OS X and embedded Linux.

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

“We see quality assurance as a vital part of todays software development process. To allow students to also gain practical experience with functional GUI testing, we support this by offering an educational edition of Squish”, said Harri Porten, co-founder and co-CEO at froglogic.

If you are interested in obtaining the educational edition of Squish or would like to receive information about any other editions of Squish, 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

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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