Visibility S1 2021 about Squash AUTOM and Squash DEVOPS

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During the Squash Users Club of November 19, 2020, we presented the new 2021 offer around the Squash software suite. It was also the occasion to reveal the upcoming release of the Squash orchestrator, a new tool designed to replace Squash TF for automated test execution, whose components are distributed within the Squash AUTOM and Squash DEVOPS modules.


We had planned to release these components during the first quarter of 2021, but we have fallen behind schedule. In order to offer you a first release version of the functionalities of Squash AUTOM and Squash DEVOPS with a level of quality corresponding to our standards, the release date has been postponed to the beginning of April 2021.


Until then, we propose two alpha versions with restricted functionalities, intended for POC and therefore usable in a non-production context (in particular with a Squash TM with a new database or the replication of an existing database).



Squash AUTOM release plan:

  • Februray 05, 2021 : version 1.0.0.alpha1 of Squash AUTOM

With this version, you will be able to use Squash AUTOM for:


o Create execution plans « as code » (EPAC) to precisely orchestrate the execution of automated tests outside the test repository


o Exploit the following actions within a EPAC :

  • Retrieve automated scripts from a Git code manager

  • Trigger automated tests Robot Framework or JUnit

  • Transmit execution reports to an Amazon S3 container

o Transmit to Squash TM the results and reports at the end of a Squash TM execution plan.

This feature is available in Community version or in Premium version if you have the corresponding Squash license.


The limitations of version 1.0.0.alpha1 to remember:


o To retrieve automated scripts from a Git manager, they must be located in a repository with public read access and be located on the master branch.


o Triggering an automated test execution plan from Squash TM via the Squash orchestrator is not supported.


Squash AUTOM version 1.0.0.alpha1 is compatible with Squash TM version 1.22.1

(already available).



  • March 12, 2021: version 1.0.0.alpha2 of Squash AUTOM

With this version, you will be able to use Squash AUTOM for:


o Create execution plans "as code" (EPAC) to precisely orchestrate the execution of automated tests outside the test repository


o Exploit the following actions within a EPAC :

  • Trigger automated tests Robot Framework, JUnit, Cucumber, Cypress, SoapUI

  • Transmit execution reports to an Amazon S3 container

o Transmit to Squash TM the results and reports at the end of a Squash TM execution plan.

This feature is available in Community version or in Premium version if you have the corresponding Squash license.


o Trigger an execution plan with automated tests from Squash TM via the Squash orchestrator.

This feature is available in the Community version or in the Premium version if you have the corresponding Squash license.


o Generate a User Friendly summary report (Allure format) at the end of the execution of an execution plan retrieved from Squash TM.


Version 1.0.0.alpha2 removes some of the limitations of version 1.0.0.alpha1:


o For retrieving automated scripts from a Git manager, they can be located in a repository with private read access and the branch to be used is configurable.


o When executing an execution plan of Squash TM, the Robot Framework Cypress, and Cucumber tests are able to exploit the parameters transmitted by Squash TM.


This version 1.0.0.alpha2 of Squash AUTOM/Squash DEVOPS is compatible with version 1.22.2 of Squash TM which will also be released on March 05, 2021.



  • April 02, 2021: version 1.0.0.RELEASE of Squash AUTOM

With this version, you will be able to use Squash AUTOM for:


o Create execution plans "as code" (EPAC) to precisely orchestrate the execution of automated tests outside the test repository


o Exploit the following actions within a EPAC :

  • Trigger automated tests Robot Framework, JUnit, Cucumber, Cypress, SoapUI, Agilitest, UFT or Ranorex (compatibility with these last three tools is only available with Squash AUTOM Premium)

  • Transmit execution reports to an Amazon S3 container

o Transmit to Squash TM the results and reports at the end of a Squash TM execution plan.

This feature is available in Community version or in Premium version if you have the Squash TM license.


o Trigger an execution plan with automated tests from Squash TM via the Squash orchestrator.

This feature is available in Community version or in Premium version if you have the Squash TM license.


o Generate a User Friendly summary report (Allure format) at the end of the execution of an execution plan retrieved from Squash TM.


Squash AUTOM version 1.0.0.RELEASE is compatible with Squash TM version 1.22.2.



Squash DEVOPS release plan:

  • February 05, 2021: version 1.0.0.alpha1 of Squash DEVOPS

With this version, you will be able to use Squash DEVOPS for:


o Trigger a EPAC from a Jenkins pipeline


o Retrieve an execution plan from Squash TM containing automated tests with, at the end of execution, transmission of execution results and reports to Squash TM.

This feature is available in Community version or Premium version if you have the corresponding Squash license.


The limitations of version 1.0.0.alpha1 to remember:


o When retrieving an execution plan from Squash TM, the transmission of parameters by Squash TM is only possible with Robot Framework.


Squash DEVOPS version 1.0.0.alpha1 is compatible with Squash TM version 1.22.1 (already available).


  • March 12, 2021 : version 1.0.0.alpha2 of Squash DEVOPS

With this version, you will be able to use Squash DEVOPS for:


o Trigger a EPAC from a Jenkins pipeline


o Retrieve an execution plan from Squash TM containing automated tests with, at the end of execution, transmission of execution results and reports to Squash TM.

Cette fonctionnalité est accessible en version Community ou en version Premium si vous possédez la licence Squash correspondante.


Version 1.0.0.alpha2 removes some of the limitations of version 1.0.0.alpha1 :


o For retrieving automated scripts from a Git manager, they can be located in a repository with private reas access and the branch to use is configurable.


o When retrieving an execution plan from Squash TM, the Robot Framework, JUnit, Cypress, Agilitest and Cucumber tests are able to exploit the parameters transmitted by Squash TM.


This version 1.0.0.alpha2 of Squash DEVOPS is compatible with version 1.22.2 of Squash TM which will also be released on March 05, 2021.


  • April 02, 2021: version 1.0.0.RELEASE de Squash DEVOPS

With this version, you will be able to use Squash DEVOPS for:


o Trigger a EPAC from a Jenkins pipeline


o Retrieve an execution plan from Squash TM containing automated tests with, at the end of execution, transmission of execution results and reports to Squash TM.

Cette fonctionnalité est accessible en version Community ou en version Premium si vous possédez la licence Squash correspondante.


This feature is available in Community version or Premium version if you have the corresponding Squash license.


Find below two table summarizing the dates of availability of the different features of Squash AUTOM and Squash DEVOPS.




Find more details on the components of Squash AUTOM and Squash DEVOPS on our pages "Roadmap & Release Squash AUTOM" and "Roadmap & Release Squash DEVOPS".




How to access the Squash AUTOM / Squash DEVOPS components of the alpha version?


The components which are included in the Community offer can be accessed from our " Download " page.


To access the components which are included in the Squash AUTOM Premium offer or the Squash DEVOPS Premium offer, or for any request for a demonstration or help in setting up a POC, you can contact us via this form, specifying your needs.

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