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froglogic Pre-Announces Automated Mac OS X GUI Testing Tool Squish/Mac

Hamburg, Germany – 2007-01-24. Squish/Mac will become available as a new edition of the powerful, platform-independent testing framework Squish. This new edition will feature the automatic creation and execution of tests for native Mac OS X Carbon and Cocoa applications.

Squish is the market-leading cross-platform GUI testing tool for applications based on a variety of GUI technologies such as Swing/SWT/RCP/Eclipse, Trolltech’s Qt, Tk, Four J’s Genero and XView. Additionally, Squish supports automatically testing Web and Ajax applications running in different web browsers.

Squish is a cross-platform solution that runs natively on Windows, Linux/Unix, embedded Linux and Mac OS X. The new Squish/Mac edition takes advantage of Squish’s mature testing framework while adding test automation support for the native Mac OS X GUI technologies Carbon and Cocoa.

“While the popularity of Mac OS X is constantly growing, no tools for automated testing of native Mac OS X applications are available today. After the huge success of Squish with different GUI technologies, we are very excited to fill this gap by providing a solid and powerful test solution to companies targeting the Mac OS X market.”, explained Rainer Schmid, froglogic’s Mac OS X 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 preexisting Squish editions, tests for Mac 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 internal structure of a Mac application.

Previews of Squish/Mac will become available in the next weeks. If you are interested in exploring and providing feedback for Squish/Mac, please contact us at If you would like to evaluate any other Squish edition, please visit or contact For more information, visit

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, Tk or XView and for HTML/Ajax-based web applications running in different web browsers. froglogic also offers services in the areas QA/automated testing and Qt C++ programming and consulting. More about froglogic at

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