Qt GUI Test Automation: Squish Supports Qt 4.6

Qt GUI Test Automation: Squish Supports Qt 4.6

Hamburg, Germany—2009-12-02 froglogic GmbH today announced support for automated testing of Qt GUI applications based on the new Qt 4.6 release.

Squish is the world’s leading functional GUI and regression testing tool for Qt applications. Squish enables the creation and execution of automated functional GUI tests for Qt-based applications, on Windows, Linux, Unix, Mac OS X, and embedded platforms. Also, all the tests created with Squish are completely platform independent and portable.

Support for testing Qt 4.6-based applications with Squish is now available.

“We are very happy to support Nokia’s latest Qt release. This means that our customers can upgrade to it whenever they want, safe in the knowledge that their Squish tests will continue to reliably verify their applications’ behaviors.” —Harri Porten, froglogic’s platform chief.

Squish offers a versatile testing framework for GUI applications with a choice of popular test scripting languages (Python, JavaScript, Perl, and Tcl), extended by Squish’s own library of testing-specific functionality. Squish also provides open interfaces, several add-ons, integration with a variety of test management tools, a powerful IDE supporting the creation and debugging of tests, and a complete set of command line tools that can be used to create fully automated test runs.

If you are interested in evaluating or purchasing Squish for Qt or any other Squish edition, please contact squish@froglogic.com or visit www.froglogic.com/squish.

Squish is also ideal for use in organizations where a variety of GUI technologies are used, since in addition to Nokia’s Qt framework, it also supports the automated testing of applications based on other GUI technologies, including Java SWT/Eclipse RCP and AWT/Swing, Web/DOM/HTML/AJAX, Mac OS X Carbon/Cocoa, and others.

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, Java AWT/Swing and SWT/RCP, Mac OS X Carbon/Cocoa and for HTML/Ajax-based web applications running in various web browsers. froglogic also offers services in the areas QA/automated testing and C++/Qt programming and consulting. More about froglogic at https://www.froglogic.com.

“froglogic” and “Squish” are registered trademarks of froglogic GmbH. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.

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.