froglogic Releases Automated Java GUI Testing Tool Squish for Java

froglogic Releases Automated Java GUI Testing Tool Squish for Java

Hamburg, Germany – 2007-01-31 froglogic GmbH today announced the first release of Squish for Java. Squish for Java is a new edition of the powerful, automated GUI testing framework Squish. This new edition features the automatic creation and execution of tests for Java Swing, AWT, SWT RCP/Eclipse applications.

Squish is the leading, cross-platform and cross-browser automated GUI testing tool for applications based on a variety of GUI technologies such as Trolltech’s Qt library, Web/HTML/Ajax, Tk, Four J’s Genero and XView.

The new Squish for Java edition is based on the recently released version 3.1 of Squish and takes advantage of its mature testing framework while adding support for the standard Java GUI technologies Swing, AWT, SWT and Eclipse Rich Client Platform. Java classes, functions and fields are dynamically exposed as script interfaces in Squish thus enabling the development of sophisticated automated tests.

“We are very excited about this new release which is already in use by first customers. With Squish for Java we cover another major GUI technology after already supporting technologies such as the Qt toolkit and HTML and Ajax Web applications. This will further strengthen our leading position in the cross-platform GUI testing market”, said Reginald Stadlbauer, CEO and co-founder of froglogic.

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 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 for Java packages are available now. If you are interested in evaluating Squish for Java, or 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

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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