Qt GUI Test Automation: Squish Supports Qt 4.7

Qt GUI Test Automation: Squish Supports Qt 4.7

Hamburg, Germany—2010-09-29 froglogic GmbH today announced support for automated testing of Qt GUI applications based on the new Qt 4.7 release.

Squish is the leading test automation tool for cross-platform functional GUI regression tests that can test applications based on a variety of GUI technologies, including Nokia’s Qt Software Development Frameworks, Java SWT/Eclipse RCP, Java AWT/Swing, native Windows MFC and .NET, Mac OS X Carbon/Cocoa, and Web/HTML/AJAX. Squish stands out from other GUI testing tools by giving test engineers the freedom to record and write tests using familiar scripting languages such as JavaScript, Perl, Python, and Tcl. Furthermore, Squish provides extremely tight integration with the specific GUI technologies it supports. This gives testers unprecedented access to the internals of the applications they are testing (to data items, controls, and widgets, etc.), and also leads to the production of very robust and stable GUI tests.

Squish itself, and all the tests created with it, are completely cross-platform, and work on Windows, Linux/Unix, Mac OS X, and embedded Linux.

Support for testing Qt 4.7-based applications with Squish is now available.

“We are delighted to announce support for Nokia’s latest Qt release—including support for brand new technologies such as Qt Quick and QML. Our customers can upgrade whenever they are ready, safe in the knowledge that their Squish tests will continue to reliably verify their applications’ behaviors as well as any new Qt 4.7 features they start to utilize.” —Harri Porten, froglogic’s CTO.

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.

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.