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Short Summary about the Software Testing World Cup 2014 – Europe Competition

Yesterday (13. June 2014), the preliminary software testing world cup competition took place for Europe. To summarize it in one sentence, “It was awesome and a good experience for software testers“.

The software that should be tested was http://stwc.salestool-demo.appspot.com/. We had the goal to test this application on as many as possible mobile devices with different screen sizes for usability, functionality and design. Out of scope during the session was load and performance testing. Also security testing had a low priority.

I was part of a distributed team within Europe, one guy was sitting in Barcelona, one in Hamburg, one in Düsseldorf and in Wiesbaden. We organized us via Google Docs and a Google Hangout session during the competition. One person (me), was listening to the live youtube channel, where the judges were answering questions from the teams and to inform my team with important information. Each of us had a special test task, where to focus on. We focused on the usability, functionality, design and some security testing.

We tested the application on iPads (mini), iPhones and on different Android devices.

Test Setup

In total we filed 38 bugs in the provided defect management tool. 15 of the filed bugs where critical ones. As an example, we where able to access sensitive data of snapshots and account settings from one of my team member. Other than that, there where lots of cross site scripting problems in the application.
9 of the filed bugs had a high priority, e.g. it was very easy to create internal server errors on the application backend by entering special characters to the input fields. 11 bugs had the severity medium and 3 low.  Read more

Software Testing World Cup 2014

This week, the company Díaz & Hilterscheid GmbH announced a really cool event for 2014. The Software Testing World Cup 2014 (Website).

The Software Testing World Cup (STWC) is an event for testing practitioners to show off their skills and compete with other testing professionals. It brings the testing craft into the spotlight and gives the profession a competitive event on a global scale.

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