froglogic Celebrates One Year Anniversary

froglogic Celebrates One Year Anniversary

Hamburg, Germany – 2004-07-01 froglogic today celebrates its first anniversary. One year ago, Harri Porten and Reginald Stadlbauer founded their software company with the goal to provide 3rd party products and consultancy services for Qt and C++ developers.

In the past year froglogic released two products: The automated GUI testing framework Squish and Tq, a library to migrate Tcl/Tk based applications to Qt. Both products gained customers quickly and are used in many different companies today.

In addition froglogic provided consultancy services in the past year ranging from programming jobs to on-site Qt and Squish mentoring and training.

Over the past year froglogic gained customers in many different industries such as EDA, Network, Pharmaceutical and Transportation and was recognized as a high-quality software provider. froglogic, which is privately funded, managed to be profitable from the beginning with a steadily growing monthly revenue.

froglogic’s future plan is to grow by continuing to develop innovative products for software developers and testers and provide specialized consultancy services.

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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