Archive for January, 2014


Searching for a New Testing Tool?

Many developers are always searching for new testing tools to test graphical user interface (GUI) applications.

For those who are looking for such a tool, we suggest that you take a look at the Personal Use License (PUL) version of Cincom® ObjectStudio®.

In ObjectStudio, you can save a screenshot from your user interface the way it is in your application.  When you change things up during testing, you can compare the saved image with a new snapshot of the changes to see what is different.  You can even roll your mouse over certain positions to see some of the effects on fields or buttons for comparison.

The following examples were created using the ObjectStudio Screenshot class.  You can take a screenshot and save it like this one:

You can run the screen again and take another screenshot (you don’t really need to save it).

Then you compare the new screenshot with the previous one and save the difference.

The non-black areas are the differences between the two screenshots.

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Tutorial Videos Launched – Inspector Tool Overview

Over the upcoming months, the Cincom Smalltalk Team will be launching a series of several new tutorials.

The first in the series centers around “Common Tools” and how many of these tools, which are used for development in Cincom® ObjectStudio® and Cincom® VisualWorks®, are now shared.

The third tutorial presents an overview of the Inspector Tool, which is used to look over objects that you have created.

This tutorial should prove to be quite interesting and informative for all Cincom ObjectStudio and Cincom VisualWorks users, and we hope that you’ll check it out.

For more information, click here.

Tutorial Videos Launched – Core Browser Use

Over the upcoming months, the Cincom Smalltalk Team will be launching a series of several new tutorials.

The first in the series centers around “Common Tools” and how many of these tools, which are used for development in Cincom® ObjectStudio® and Cincom® VisualWorks®, are now shared.

The second tutorial presents an overview of how the Core Browser is used—consisting of a simple walkthrough of using the browser to create something simple, such as a “hello world” application.

This tutorial should prove to be quite interesting and informative for all Cincom ObjectStudio and Cincom VisualWorks users, and we hope that you’ll check it out.

For more information, click here.