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froglogic Announces Automated Web Testing Tool Squish/Web

06.22.2006 · Posted in Tools

Hamburg, Germany – 2006-06-22 froglogic GmbH today announced the availability of Squish/Web. Squish/Web is a new edition of the powerful platform-independent testing framework Squish. This new edition features the creation and execution of tests on HTML-based Web and Web 2.0 applications in a variety of Web browsers.

Squish started out as a professional automated GUI testing tool for applications based on different GUI technologies such as Qt, Tk and XView. Squish quickly gained a large user base and became the leading testing tool in the platform-independent GUI testing market.

Last week’s Squish 3.0 release included a new edition that enables testing of HTML-based Web and Web 2.0 applications. Following froglogic’s platform-independent philosophy, Squish/Web can exercise tests in a range of different browsers such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla/Firefox, Apple’s Safari and KDE’s Konqueror on different platforms and operating systems."Test engineers having to deal with Web applications can now take advantage of Squish’s powerful testing framework that allows to create robust and portable tests. Without modifications, test scripts created for one browser can be executed in other browsers even running on different platforms. This does not only allow to test the correctness of the Web application but also ensures its portability across different browsers and platforms.", explained Harri Porten, froglogic’s Unix Platform Chief and spare-time browser developer.

Squish offers a versatile testing framework with a choice of popular test scripting languages (Python, JavaScript and Tcl) extended by test-specific functions, open interfaces, add-ons, integrations into test management systems, a powerful productivity enhancing IDE aiding the creation and debugging of tests and a set of command line tools facilitating fully automated test runs.

Similar to pre-existing Squish editions, tests for Web applications can be automatically recorded or written manually. Using Squish Spy, verification and synchronization points can be inserted as easily as in every other edition by visually exploring the structure of a Web application.

Squish/Web is already in use at customers who have already been testing other ports of their application using the respective Squish edition for a while. Now they are able to utilize Squish to test the Web version of their application.

"Squish has proven to be a light and robust solution that can be deployed at a very reasonable cost. For this reason, last year, we chose Squish to test our XView- and Qt-based flagship product Kondor+.", said Thierry Duchamp, Head of Quality Assurance for Risk at Reuters Financial Software, and adds "we decided to port exactly the same approach and methodology to the rest of our product line: KGR, Web Access and K+TP (Web based). For the test tool part, the new Squish/Web now also offers the ability to test HTML/JS applications. We are already using it and we are today able to reuse scripts and test cases for the tests of the Web based applications. Squish/Web shows the same quality level and features as Squish/Qt and Squish/XView."

Squish/Web is now available. If you are interested in Squish/Web, or any other Squish edition, please contact squish@froglogic.com. For more information, visit floglogic or view a Flash demo of Squish/Web.

About froglogic

froglogic GmbH is a software company based in Hamburg, Germany. Their flagship product is Squish, a professional automated testing tool for GUI applications based on Qt, Tk or XView and for HTML-based web applications running in different web browsers. froglogic also offers Qt consultancy services and other Qt-based development tools such as the Tcl/Tk/Qt migration framework Tq. More about froglogic at http://www.froglogic.com.

Lecando releases Haven 1.2

06.20.2006 · Posted in News

Haven version 1.2 released!

This new version of Haven introduces browser compatibility testing as well as continuous integration for Selenium Remote Control users.

More about Haven here.

CoView 2.0 released – automated JUnit testing & coverage measurement

06.19.2006 · Posted in Tools

CoView is an Eclipse plugin that focuses on four important unit testing concepts:

– identifying the minimal number of unit tests needed to exercise logical flow,
– creating them with the use of frameworks like JUnit,
– managing the coverage process and
– reporting the data.CoView creates unit tests that execute code logic and error conditions and allow developers to create easily and quickly as many “what-if” scenarios as desired. It also measures path and branch coverage at the project, package, class, method and test case level.

For a limited time, CoView Professional is available for $350 per copy.

CoView currently supports Eclipse 3.1 and Java 1.4.x and Java 1.5. JUnit 4.x and official Eclipse 3.2 support is expected in the 3rd quarter.

To download a 30-day trial or learn more about Codign Software, please visit the company’s website: http://www.codign.com.

VERIFY 2006 International Software Conference – 10-11 October 2006

06.14.2006 · Posted in Events

The VERIFY 2006 International Software Conference will be held 10-11 October 2006 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Crystal City with a special focus on security testing. Conference will address real world testing problems, presented by practitioners who have actual hands-on testing experience. The conference addresses technical software testing solutions, i.e. security-, database-, automated-, agile-testing, test modeling, etc.


The conference provides a strong technical program presented by industry leaders and published authors experienced with actual software implementations. Keynote, feature and track presentations, plus half-day tutorials. Main keynote will be given by Chris Wysopal, Application Security Expert. Chris will address quality assurance in the design process, securing common enterprise application vulnerabilities, security test techniques, and best practices for developers to create more secure code.

Pulse Continuous Integration Server 1.0 Final

06.14.2006 · Posted in Tools

Zutubi is proud to announce the availability of the Pulse automated build (or continuous integration) server for sale from today.Pulse has been designed to deliver the adaptability of a home-grown solution without the engineering cost. Pulse works in existing environments, is easy to set up and gives each developer in your team their own user interface and notification preferences. Take our feature tour for more details.

Coinciding with this announcement is the release of Pulse 1.0.5. This is the first production release in the Pulse 1.0 series. The release incorporates fixes for issues reported during the beta testing period.

Interview with CruiseControl config project founder

06.07.2006 · Posted in News

Allan Wick, the founder and lead developer on the CruiseControl config project, which provides a configuration and monitoring mechanism for CruiseControl was interviewed by Stelligent Incorporated recently. The interview was broken into two parts:

What is CruiseControl config?
Where is the project going?

Ever since Martin Fowler and Matthew Foemmel’s influential article on Continuous Integration was originally published, the CI ecosystems has spawned a host of tools from entire CI platforms like LuntBuild and DamageControl and value adding tools such as CruiseControl config.

Read the full interview: http://www.stelligent.com/content/articles/article.php?topicId=111