Qt GUI Test Automation: froglogic adds QML/QtQuick 2.0 support to Squish for Qt

Qt GUI Test Automation: froglogic adds QML/QtQuick 2.0 support to Squish for Qt

Hamburg, Germany – 2013-05-29 froglogic announced that Squish, its cross-platform automated GUI testing tool, now also supports automated testing for QML2/QtQuick 2 applications on any platform.

Squish GUI Tester is the market leading tool for cross-platform and cross-device GUI test automation on desktop, embedded and mobile platforms used by more than 3000 companies world-wide. The Squish for Qt Edition places a professional GUI automation solution in the hands of Qt developers and testers utilizing the different Qt-based GUI technologies on all types of desktop platforms and embedded devices.

After the release of Qt 5.0 at the end of 2012, froglogic quickly made Squish for Qt builds available supporting the new Qt version for automated testing. Qt 5.0 introduced QML2/QtQuick2 as a new technology, providing a declarative way of building custom and highly dynamic user interfaces with fluid transitions and effects; an increasingly common approach, especially in embedded and mobile devices.

In the upcoming Squish 5.0 release, froglogic now includes support for automated testing of pure QML2/QtQuick2 applications as well as mixed Qt (Widgets) and QML2/QtQuick2 applications using Squish for Qt. The new support comes in addition to continued and improved support for automation of Qt Widgets-based applications built with Qt 3.x, Qt 4.x or Qt 5.x as well as QML1 applications.

“We already added support for the first version of QML/QtQuick, which became available in later Qt 4.x releases, with Squish for Qt 4.x. The new QML2/QtQuick2, which was made available with Qt 5.0, underwent significant changes and improvements in its internal architecure. To fully support automating user interfaces based on this new technology, we put significant work into our Qt/QML module and are excited to already have customers using it today.” says Stefan Gehn, froglogic’s Qt lead developer.

Squish for Qt’s QML2/QtQuick2 support comes with the same feature set currently available in Squish for Qt and other Squish editions: convenient test script recording, flexible scripting capabilities, powerful Eclipse-based test development environment integration, and more. Not to mention, dedicated support for all controls in the QML2/QtQuick2 tookit.

Squish for Qt with QML2/QtQuick2 support will be available as part of the upcoming Squish 5.0 release, and is already used by several of froglogic’s major customers. If you are interested in Squish for Qt build with QML2/QtQuick2 support prior to Squish 5.0, please contact sales@froglogic.com.

About froglogic

froglogic GmbH is a software company based in Hamburg, Germany with additional offices in the USA with over 3,000 customers world-wide. froglogic is famous for its automated testing suite Squish with its flagship product Squish GUI Tester, the market-leading automated testing tool for GUI applications based on Qt, Java AWT/Swing, SWT/RCP and JavaFX, Mac OS X Carbon/Cocoa, Windows MFC, .NET and WPF, iOS Cocoa Touch, Android and for HTML/Ajax/Flex-based web applications running in a variety of web browsers. In addition, froglogic’s offering includes the professional, cross-platform C and C++ Code Coverage tool Squish Coco. More about froglogic is at https://www.froglogic.com.

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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.