Test Republic Testing Challenge:: June - July 2009

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Test Republic Testing Challenge:: June-July 2009


5 testers will win best selling software testing books & Interviewed on Test Republic


Context: You are hired in a team where testers have lost their credibility with the development team by reporting bugs in a very poor manner and also lack bug investigation skills.


Due to poor bug reporting by other testers, development team are reluctant to fix most of problems that testers report. Your mission is to test this website http://maps.google.com/ and write bug reports of the bugs you find, your investigation notes and your bug advocacy to the developers of why the bug you found should be fixed. This document would help other testers understand high quality bug reporting, bug investigation and bug advocacy.


Challenge Guidelines:


  • Participants are required to send soft copy of their submission to admin@testrepublic.com
  • By submitting an entry, a participant authorizes Test Republic Administrators to publish their work in Test Republic.
  • All participants are requested to use MS Office formats for all submissions.
    Please use the Arial font, with font size 10, with single line spacing and entry to not exceed 10 pages.
  • Solutions should represent original work which has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere
  • If the submissions in parts or in whole is found to be duplication of other existing works, the participant will be disqualified.
  • Only individual submissions accepted. Group entries should be avoided.
  • One person can submit only one submission. The first submission will be considered for evaluation if more than one submissions are made
  • Please save and send the file as firstname_lastname_june09_challenge.xxx
  • Please put your Name, Email ID, Company Name, Contact Number, Contact Address and Test Republic Member Name in the Title Page of the submission
  • Personal details should not be part of any other page other than title page.
  • The last date for submissions is 17th July 2009


Suggested Reading:





  • The winning entry will be featured in Test Republic.
  • The winning entry member will be featured by Test Republic and an interview of the member will be published.
  • Software Testing Books : Lessons Learned in Software Testing – Cem Kaner, James Bach & Bret Pettichord or Testing Computer Software – Cem Kaner, Jack Falck and Hung Gyuen will be awarded.



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