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It’s been a couple weeks since the grueling Software Testing World Cup Finals, and the team has finally had some time to catch our collective breath, reflect on the experience as a whole, and garner some lessons learned. First and foremost, the entire competition was a rewarding experience for me and the rest of the team. I know I speak for everyone when I say that we learned an immense amount, and that we recognize that learning is the most important result that could’ve come out of the road to the World Cup. If you didn’t learn, you didn’t truly win. …

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Team "Mentor Graphics", the Asia champions representing Israel in the Software Testing World Cup Finals made it to the podium scoring second among 7 continental winners!The Netherlands took the first place and New Zealand finished third. The rest of the teams came from Russia, Brazil, USA and South Africa. Each one of them won the qualification round in their respective continent and now we all were going for the titles of the best testers in the world, well, best among 240 testing teams around the globe. …

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Together with Rob, Gerard and Klaas, I can call myself the world’s best software tester for the next two years. We became world champion at theSoftware Testing World Cup in Berlin on the eve of Sinterklaas. And yes, I’m quite proud of that. As a coach, I tell others how to best test software in my daily job. But who am I? Being able to answer that question with “the World champion software tester”, was for a long time my motivation for winning that title. Well, now I succeeded and I’ll tell you how I got there.  …

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-1928 England defeats Australia by record 675 runs at Brisbane– 1967 The Beatles’ clothing store “Apple” opens at 94 Baker Street, London– 2016 Software Testing World Cup Final takes place in Potsdam7 teams: Asia, Oceania, Antarctica, Africa, Europe, South America, North America are competing for the title of best software testing team in the world, part of Agile Testing Days conference in Potsdam Germany. …

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I recently wrote about Software Testing World Cup and shared my experience along with few key thoughts. Now it’s time to share the results. It is not about winning the game or numbers. It is about knowing your limits and achievements. Being a Salesforce tester. It was important for me to participate in STWC- Software testing world cup Asia 2016 and check out where I stand in outer world. This was an opportunity for me, which I grabbed. A team of 4 named as “fReEtHInkErs” participated in STWC ASIA 2016. Here is the link about my participation and sharing. Let me be honest, when I thought of participating in this competition, I had a target to be in “TOP 10” in this competition. But after participating and while waiting for the result, I became greedy and wanted our team name to be in “TOP 5”. The reason of my greediness was our performance. I thought we performed very well and can come in “Top5”. …

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Today things are back to normal, now when I look back, I think of activities I did apart from my daily job routine. Those additional activities were like a “Tadka” in my normal life.A boost to my energy and reason on my excitement.Last Friday of August 2016, was one of the most exciting days in my career life. 26 August 2016 was the day when I came out of my shell and participated in one of the major competition in Software testing. …

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As a mobility service provider, quality of our products is the first priority at moovel. We continuously improve our quality assurance processes and performance of our products. Because all of our products depends on real-time data, we want to give our customers a true user experience and best software quality.As a Software tester, this year 2016 turned out to be very informative and challenging for me. One morning when I was searching for software testing and automation tools for my work, I came across a website called "Software testing world cup"(SWTC). After opening the website, I started reading what is the purpose of this competition and how it is organized and carried out every year. Believe you me, my heart was beating faster and faster as I read further into the competition and at the previous champions from the different regions of the world. I could not wait to inform my team and apply for this championship. …

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It is Dec 6th 2016. You are getting congratulatory messages on your email, mobile, Facebook, Twitter. You are getting calls from your friends and well-wishers. You are indeed very happy and thanking your team members. Your hard work has finally paid off and you are now a superstar known to many more testers in this world. How would you feel if this was true! Think about it. …

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The app they would be testing was kept secret, but they were given a heads up on what platforms they’d be testing on a week ahead. This gave our team time to prepare their devices and plan a strategy for attack!   Participants come from all over the globe, and can compete online in the initial rounds. The best teams will meet at the STWC finals, which consists of seven teams: Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, and South America. …

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Das sensationelle Ergebnis der Vorausscheidung: Alle drei teilnehmenden ANECON-Teams erreichen eine TOP-Platzierung! Zwei Teams waren im Online-Stream dabei und schafften es in der Vorausscheidung unter die Top 10 Europas! Das dritte Team nahm die Challenge offline an und trat bei den Agile Testing Days 2015 live an – sie erreichten im Software Testing European Championship den zweiten Platz! Dieses höchst erfreuliche Ergebnis erreichte uns letzten Freitag. …

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We as Roadmap find it important that we bring our product, our company and ourselves forward. Every day. Everything that contributes to this is welcomed by us with open arms. And next to that, we are fond of new experiences and adventures!So I don’t think I need to explain that we didn’t have to doubt a second when we were invited to deliver our product as a Subject Under Test (SUT) for the European Cup in Potsdam, Germany. …

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Software Test World Cup, part of Agile Testing Days, Germany. I thought: Why not? It will be at least fun. Thinking even better. It is a world championship. It is going to be exciting, no matter the result. A mix of curiosity, fear, enthusiasm. We were a team of 4 people. We decided to go on in this adventure. Hey, Ho. Let's go! Alessandra, Carréra, Rodrigo and me. …

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This was my third year at ATD, and as strange as it may sound, it feels like coming home the minute I walk into the Dorint hotel in Potsdam, Germany and see the familiar banners. My first year at ATD blew my mind and started me on a journey that has seen me getting involved in the testing community, and speaking at several events; things that I totally credit to ATD 2012 and the wonderful people I met. …

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Software Testing World Cup is an international software testing competition, now in its second year. The competition takes place in two stages: the continental preliminaries (Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, South America and Oceania) where anyone can sign up, and the world finals which take place during the Agile Testing Days conference in Berlin. …

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July 25th is not just a day, but mainly a second chance to Testers (including us) in Asia who missed to try their hands on June 7th, when due to some technical difficulties the competition was moved to this date :) Personally I felt happy to see a mail with the message about new date, same as my Teammates felt. This time we thought somehow to make it happen, though the competition is on a working day (Friday, 25th July 9:30 AM to 12:30 AM IST). …

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Am Freitag, dem 13. Juni 2014 um 18 Uhr traten wir mit den Teams ‘A-Lemminge‘ und ‘ANECON – Bugbusters‘ beim europäischen Vorausscheid des Software Testing World Cups 2014 (STWC 2014) an. Wir waren zwei von 250 (!) teilnehmenden Teams aus ganz Europa. Nach über 6 Wochen hatte das Warten auf die Ergebnisse endlich ein Ende – wir dürfen jubeln über Platz 6 und 35! …

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STWC Judge Post

In March, Mario Matthee sent me a message talking about the Software Testing World Cup and inviting me to be part of the South America judges team in the competition. I lack the words to express how flattered I was. Thank you! ☺ …

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​As if we needed more proof that we're working with the best software brains in the business, we are proud to announce that an Open Box team has taken first place in Africa in the qualifying rounds of the first ever international Software Testing World Cup (STWC). In November, our team of four will be heading for the world cup finals in Germany to go up against the winning teams from continents around the globe. There they will battle for the title of Best Software Testers in the World. …

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El sábado pasado se llevó a cabo la competición preliminar de la Copa Mundial de Testing de Software en América Latina, y el equipo de Abstracta se hizo presente aceptando el desafío de participar y competir siendo uno de los representantes de Uruguay. Resumida en una frase ... fue una muy buena experiencia, de la que todo el equipo quedó satisfecho (o contento) con el trabajo realizado. …

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STWC Judge Post

We are coming closer to announcing the winner. So here is my report of the hard part for the judges. Read here about the first part: the event. The event itself went rather well. On Saturday around midnight Maik was finished with retrieving the results. So Sunday morning I had my first 28 Teams assigned for rating. I first retrieved all reports and prepared a sheet and spread them on all my devices, so I could do some judging whenever and wherever time allowed. …

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Hope most of you are aware of the awesome software testing competition conducted by Matt Heusser, Maik Nogens and many volunteers across the world. The whole concept of competing for one spot per continent is awesome. You might have participated in contests within your company or a local gathering but can it get bigger than a continent? Software Testing World Cup lets you experience that moment where you compete with close to 250 teams. Yes, 250 and only 1 winner. …

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We had a team at this year's Software Testing World Cup (SWTC) Europe. We were the Ninja Testers! It all started one day when someone in our local tester community (http://www.meetup.com/Tabara-de-Testare-Timisoara/ ) sent a message about SWTC. As soon as the word got out many teams from Romania registered, from many cities. And that was really nice. So, we registered 3 months before the competition and started preparing :) First we voted the team name, then we set up recurrent meetings to prepare. We mostly looked into the following: - what happened last year - Performance Testing (we looked at several tools: Jmeter, HP Performance Center, Web Performance from Visual Studio, LoadUI) …

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This is based on my team's effort in the European qualifying round for STWC (Software Testing World Cup). The team consisted of Agnetha Bennstam, Sofia Brusberg and me. Everything mentioned in this post is my interpretation of our collective work. …

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It was a rainy evening in Bucharest on Friday, the 13th of June. Me and other 3 friends have participated to one of our greatest professional challenges: Software Testing World Cup. Do you think you can cope with short deadlines? What was your shortest deadline you had to meet ever (business related)? 180 days? What if I tell you that, tens of teams had to deliver a bug report and a test report in less than 180 minutes? Would you take a chance to prove that you have the greatest team? Well, that was what have we tried to do. The infos provided by the organizers have been the following: Testing mission: You will be testing a product that creates demo accounts and reports for small businesses. This product is currently in the marketplace and receives updates weekly from its Agile development team. Your mission is to investigate and report on the current stability of the system. The most recent addition to the product is a function that emails out invites to the demo account and to a customer center to view the demo accounts. The customer center and reputation product are not in scope and can be considered oracles for data correctness. …

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Tester and uTest Blog contributor Daniel Knott was a participant in last week’s Europe preliminary round of the Software Testing World Cup (STWCSoftware Testing World Cup) 2014, and recently blogged about the experience on his own blog. Be sure to check out more on the STWC, which is currently in full swing. [Last Friday], 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 was tested was a sales tool. We had the goal of testing 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. …

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STWC Judge Post

Aaahh, Friday afternoon, left the office early and ready to start the weekend. Calling my spouse to set-up the plan for tonight…when all of a sudden, it strikes! STWC2014 takes place tonight and I’m part of the jury! How did I forget that?. Well, I knew what I have to do, so I pursued doing it…picked up the phone and offered to prepare dinner. 2 hours later and a couple of marinated pork ribs, we were ready to kick off the Europe preliminary with 250 teams ready to prove their testing skills during a 3 hours session. …

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STWC Judge Post

Oh what a week… But let’s start at the beginning. In the evening of May 11th I was reading my Twitter timeline and found the tweet from Huib Schoots that the team of the STWC is looking for judges for the European preliminaries. In a sudden reaction I said to myself, sure why not. Let’s see if I even get accepted. I mean, have you seen that list of judges for the other continents… a lot of great names. 20 minutes later came the answer to send my email address to Huib per DM, and off it went. …

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Вчера прошло соревнование на "Кубок тестировщика" , как мы его прозвали, а именно Software Testing World Cup 2014! Наша небольшая, но крутая команда приняла в ней участие. Банда Назвались мы - QAtro. Ну хотя бы потому что нас 4, ну и сами понимаете. Состав у нас скромный: - нелюбитель английского языка - я - крутой Андрей Мясников - суровый Алексей Виноградов - и обаятельная Юля Малышева Команда у нас интернациональная, - Германия, Украина и Россия. (Россию мы пытались поделить на 2 страны - страна Москва и страна Саратов ;) ) …

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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. …

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STWC Judge Post

As the anticipation to this year’s FIFA Soccer World Cup begins to mount, and millions of soccer fans around the world anxiously wait for the event of the year, some of us are distracted by another World Cup: the Software Testing World Cup. A couple weeks ago I had the privilege of being a judge for the Software Testing World Cup. The STWC brings software testers from around the globe together to show off their skills and compete for great prizes (and bragging rights, of course!). …

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I wrote recently about the Software Test World Cup. In the last post I said I would post our score card and an analysis if one was possible. First I will give you the raw data, with some "Avg" columns removed. I have not intentionally edited the content other than making the judges more anonymous, format shifting from excel and removing extra columns involving averages and totals. Oh and I marked spelling mistakes with sic, which I just learned should be written with brackets, not parenthesis. …

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I recently participated in the Software Testing World Cup 2014. Just to get it out of the way, our group did place in the semi finals, but did not win. However, that is of less importance to me. Wait you say, what is the point of a contest if not to win. Well for me, I was more interested in getting feedback, learning from the experience and seeing what the idea was. Since this is our blog, not my resume, I'd rather talk about what we did than sell myself. What I am going to try to capture is the experience and outcome of the event. In starting about the event, I should be clear, a large part of the event happened before the event even started. We were asked to prepare to: Interact with the customer, test the software, write bugs and come out with a report on what was found. We also were told the judging would be on: Being on mission, quality of the bugs, quality of the test report, accuracy, non-functional testing and interaction with the judges. …

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STWC Judge Post

Preparation When I was asked if I’d be interested in judging the Software Testing World Cup Oceania event this year, I said “Sure, why not?”. I actually hadn’t heard of it before. From the little information available on the website at the time, I didn’t have a good understanding of the sheer scale of this event. When I received the first group email communication from Maik I realised that preparations were already well underway. I was overwhelmed at first by the large number of judges who were already involved, and impressed when I recognised some of their names from the online software testing community. …

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Leading up the competition: When I first heard about the Software Testing World Cup, I was extremely excited. What a concept! Having a challenge for people to showcase their skills as testers? - It's brilliant! Developers have development competitions, so I'm glad the testing community can embrace similar concepts. We quickly assembled our team (@_eddegraaf, @drewbrend and @josh_assad. Unfortunately Josh ended up having a prior commitment and couldn't partake with us). We had a short initial meeting to talk about how we would develop our strategy before the competition start date. We developed a mind map of the things we needed to take into account, as well as a tracking strategy for all the information we'd need to track during the competition (besides bugs, which we knew we would be tracking in the provided HP software). …

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On April 25th I, with two other colleagues (Graeme Harvey [@graemeRharvey] and Brendan Drew [@drewbrend]), participated in the North American leg of the Software Testing World Cup testing the next release candidate of Snagit® (created by TechSmith®). We were able to put some testing emphasis on both the Mac and PC versions of the software. I thought I would compose a brief retrospective of what I found as well as some ideas we had discussed before and after the competition by asking the typical retrospective questions. …

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Our team “The Four Musketeers” recently participated in the STWC 2014 testing competition in the North America region and were Rank 5/36 teams. To start with, I should say our team had a blast and it was so much fun right from the way the competition was advertised, presented and conducted. My team experiences of the competition can be divided and explained in the following phases- Preparation phase- …

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Last Friday evening, two Assurity colleagues and I took part in the Software Testing World Cup It was tough - we only had three hours to test a system we knew nothing about called Social Text. We were testing a release that had not gone live yet and were asked something along the lines of "Is this release ready to be deployed?" (well that's what I heard anyway). Based on that, we decided to use the Information Objective Block Premature Product Release. Therefore, throughout testing we were asking ourselves - does this bug impact whether or not we would go live with this product? …

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