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, May 01, 2012 The Annual Award for Best Testing Products
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Jolt Productivity Award

froglogic Squish

Designed for cross-platform, functional GUI regression testing, Squish sports a lengthy list of features that work equally well across Windows, Linux, OSX, and embeddable systems. These include insertion and verification of points, screenshots, complex data controls, SQL databases and external files, the ability to automatically record test scripts independent of screen coordinates and resolutions (making GUI tests far less brittle), comprehensive logging in XML, HTML, XLS, and plain text, customizable object name generation, and extensive GUI object map generation. It can accept tests written in JavaScript, Perl, Python, Ruby, and Tcl; and generate tests in the same languages. Usability is excellent, as it took me only a few minutes to get oriented and start generating Python and Ruby test scripts for several diverse GUI-based applications.

The product also ships with the full source code, so you'll never have to worry about making an investment in a technology that could go dark if the company goes MIA.

froglogic offers two types of licenses (tester and runner) and license models (named user and group). While pricing is disclosed on their website, the formulas are complex enough that it's hard to know exactly how much a small test organization would pay. Roughly 1000 euros per seat per year is a valid range. The company offers useful screencasts on its site that demonstrate many of Squish's Jolting differentiators.

— Mike Riley






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