With a challenging 2020 in the not-so-distant past, and a promising 2021 ahead of us, we wanted to outline some upcoming events, developments and projects we’re currently working on. First, a look back at 2020:
A Look Back at 2020
Last year brought with it some exciting milestone releases — including a brand new addition — to our product suite. Coco 5.0 was released, officially making the cross-platform code coverage toolchain a 3-in-1 product for analyzing code coverage of tests, source code analysis based on advanced metrics, and as a measurement and assessment tool of application performance via a built-in function profiler.
The newest addition to our Squish product suite, Test Center, was announced in 2020. Test Center’s launch gave our test automation users the ability to aggregate, analyze and monitor their project’s test results in one lightweight, central platform. Test Center was built with flexibility in mind, and therefore came with a number of third-party tool integrations for things like bug tracking, test and requirements management, and CI server integrations. This foundational release made possible the enhancements we’ve seen since.
Squish 6.6 was announced, too, for our GUI testing users. This version featured one-click remote control, enhanced scripting, Qt for WebAssembly support, and much more. We also presented the Squish GUI Tester later in 2020 at the Qt World Summit Online, where we discussed cross-collaborative GUI testing using Squish’s Behavior-Driven Development capabilities.
In 2020, we partnered with Vector to offer a solution for fully-integrated end-to-end functional test of ECU networks, combining Squish’s GUI testing capabilities and CANoe’s and vTESTStudio’s hardware testing capabilities.
So What’s Up Next?
Get a glimpse of some of our cool and exciting 2021 plans below!
A Virtual Take on Squish Days in 2021
With the success from our last Squish Days conference which brought nearly 200 attendees from around the globe to Munich, we’re looking into organizing a virtual take on the event later in 2021. We plan to bring back the popular live support desk, include expert speakers from the test automation space, and create a talk schedule for both beginners and advanced users of our tools.
Keep a look out for #SquishDays2021!
froglogic Supports Next Gen Qt 6 Apps
Upcoming Squish releases will feature support for the latest Qt SDK, Qt 6, first announced last December by our technology partner and creator of the framework, The Qt Company. We’re working to ensure a seamless transition for our users planning to complete technical upgrades of their apps to the latest Qt 6.
New Product Edition: Squish for VNC
Strengthening our intelligent image-based testing and powerful AI-powered OCR tech, the next Squish GUI Tester will bring with it a brand new product edition for remote desktop automation: Squish for VNC. This edition is independent of the UI technology of the application. With it, you can automate tests for legacy code, author scripts testing rich data visualization, complex graphics and other custom controls, remotely access embedded systems over the network and more.
Stay tuned for Squish 6.7!
Tool Qualification For Today’s Safety-Critical Systems
Since our first Tool Qualification Kit delivered in 2019, we’ve ramped up and streamlined production of these offerings for our customers working in the safety-critical space. In 2021, we’ll continue to offer custom kits, with better focused terminology specialization, extended features, controls and platform supports, and do so with faster turnaround times. If you’re looking for a kit for your team’s software project, reach out to one of our experts today. We currently support:
- ISO 26262: Road Vehicles – Functional Safety
- EN 50128: Railway Applications
- DO 178C: Airborne Systems
- IEC 61508: Functional Safety of Electrical/Electronic/Programmable Electronic Safety-related Systems
- IEC 62304: Medical Device Software – Software Life Cycle Processes
- ISO 13485: Medical Devices – Quality Management Systems
Linking Version Control to Your Test Center
Undergoing active development is a new integration with Test Center for the version control system Git. With this latest addition to Test Center’s extensive integration options, you’ll be able to view test script source from within the Test Center web UI, analyze code differences between test runs, and detect which tests need to be executed based on changes of the test script or application source code — plus more.
Keep a lookout for more froglogic developments as we create next generation software quality tools.