Software plays an integral part in our everyday lives because of its near ubiquitous influence in our increasingly technological society. It has significant impacts on the improvement of efficiency, reliability, security, and safety of many service-oriented and miss-critical systems.
These goals, however, cannot be well accomplished if the software is not properly tested. Many lessons aim to provide students with the fundamental knowledge and techniques of software testing. But they often ignore industry practices and can hardly offer real-world testing experience to students. To address this problem and to promote advanced software testing theory, techniques, and tools, the Technical Committee on System and Software Assurance of IEEE Reliability Society, the Dallas Chapter of IEEE Reliability Society, in collaboration with the Computer Science Department at the University of Texas at Dallas as well as other sponsors such as Mooctest Inc. have organized at least one IEEE International Contest on Software Testing every year. The next contest will be on April 8, 2023 in a virtual mode.
This contest aims to bring real-world testing and tool-using experience to the participants and provide them with excellent opportunities to overcome industry testing challenges with their learned testing techniques.
All the contestants should watch the video and complete a practice test at http://www.mooctest.net/
to get familiar with the Mooctest platform before participating in the contest.
☞ Click here to watch the tutorial on Youtube.
All the contestants should visit https://utd.link/tcreg to complete their registrations no later than April 5. The contest is free of charge.
Every contestant will receive a certificate for participating in this contest. Winners will also receive cash prizes. More details will be posted.
Win 10 or MacOS with Java 8 and Eclipse installed and Maven set up. Here are the Java and Maven installation guide. Eclipse with MoocTest Plugin: Windows 64 bit and Mac (Please download the correct version of Eclipse with the MoocTest plugin for your language and operating system). Please also watch the tutorial video for more details. For Mac OS, add mvn to /usr/local/bin/mvn or /usr/bin/env and run the eclipse Alia executable file to open the eclipse. In addition, you can download the MoocTest Eclipse Plugin and Eclipse seperately and add/install the Plugin youself.
The contest will be hosted online. Join us on Zoom (Meeting ID: 864 8126 5315, Passcode: STC2023)
at 8:30 am, April 8, 2023 (Central Daylight Time, USA).