froglogic Announced 2018 Plans for AI-Driven Test Automation Solutions

froglogic Announced 2018 Plans for AI-Driven Test Automation Solutions

Jan 17, 2018 Hamburg, Germany: froglogic today announced its 2018 plans for releasing Test Automation Solutions driven by Artificial Intelligence.

froglogic is the vendor of the industry leading GUI Test Automation Tool Squish GUI Tester and Code Coverage Tool Squish Coco. To further support engineers with their test automation efforts, froglogic has been researching how AI can help to automate more of the test automation process.

The team at froglogic identified two main focus areas where AI can significantly increase the productivity of testers and developers:

  • Creation of Automated Tests
  • Analysis and Interpretation of Test Results

To help developers meet their goals of shorter release cycles and continuous delivery, froglogic will release an AI powered GUI testing tool this year. This tool, utilizing the award winning technology of the Squish GUI Tester under the hood to inspect and automate GUIs, will use AI to automatically derive tests for an application by exploring its GUI. Additionally, this tool will identify issues such as GUI and behavioral regressions, bugs and crashes, without developers having to write a single test. These issues will be found and reported to the developers immediately after a code change has occurred.

“The Squish GUI Tester is the only tool in the market which supports automated testing of pretty much any type of GUI on desktop, mobile, embedded and web application. Utilizing this technology and enhancing it with AI to reduce the initial barrier of writing tests provides an immediate benefit. This was the next, logical step for us” said Harri Porten, CTO of froglogic.

The second big topic where AI helps in test automation is the analysis of test results. GUI tests produce massive amounts of results. Reviewing and properly interpreting the results is very time consuming. For this purpose froglogic has developed a tool which collects and analyzes the results and allows users to collaborate. This tool, which will be available as a cloud service and self-hosted offering, will support the users with the intelligent analysis and interpretation of test results to significantly cut down the time of reviewing results and taking decisions on next steps.

As a first step, froglogic will release the Squish Team Server, which will serve as the basis of the new tools, in early 2018. Throughout the year, updates to the Squish Team Server will be released featuring the AI powered GUI testing and intelligent test result analysis and interpretation.

“Our vision is to provide a platform of Test Automation tools for development and QA organizations which are of maximum benefit while spending as little time as possible on the testing itself. With the addition of AI to our existing suite of tools we see this vision becoming true.” said Reginald Stadlbauer, CEO of froglogic.

(German version)

About froglogic

froglogic GmbH is a software company based in Hamburg, Germany with additional offices in the USA and Poland with over 3,000 customers world-wide. froglogic is well known 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 offers the professional, cross-platform C, C++, C#, QML and Tcl code analysis tool Coco Code Coverage. Find out more about us and our products at https://www.froglogic.com.

Reginald Stadlbauer was born in Graz, Austria where he attended high school and then the Technical University of Graz. An interest in computers and programming began when Reginald started with BASIC programming, before moving on to Pascal on an ATARI ST where he became interested in GUI programming. He started working with C++ and Qt® after he joined the "KDE" team in the summer of 1997 – he worked on KWord, and developed the initial version of KPresenter. Reginald started working for Trolltech® AS as a software engineer, in the summer of 1999. During his four years at Trolltech, Reginald worked on several major projects, spending most of his time doing development, but also doing release management and training and mentoring other developers. He was a software architect and the lead developer for the Qt Designer GUI builder, he was one of the architects of Trolltech's Qt/Desktop product, he led the development of Qt's complex widgets, and he was also part of the architecture and implementation team for QSA - Qt Script for Applications. Reginald co-founded froglogic in 2003.

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