Science and Technology

Técnico student wins Software Testing Contest

Daniel Correia, MSc student in Information Systems and Computer Engineering at Técnico, was the winner of the second edition of Software Testing Contest, which aims to software testing using Java programming language. The Técnico student stood out among the 192 contestants worldwide.

The Software Testing Contest, which is part of 18th IEEE International Conference on Software Quality, Reliability and Security (QRS18), took place on July 17 and was divided into two sessions. The first session was held during the morning and was intended to help contestants properly configure their laptops, explaining how to use Mooctest.netplatform. In the second session the contestants were required to design test cases based on the given specifications to test some Java programs.

“In my opinion, this contest had two main challenges: the interpretation of projects that we had to test and the speed of tests development”, says Daniel Correia. “My experience in Java was key to make significant progress without major interruptions and my familiarity with IDE allowed me to dedicate as much time as possible to theoretically think of new test cases”, adds the winner of the Software Testing Contest.

Professor Rui Maranhão was aware of Daniel’s talent in some curricular units of this field, but he didn’t know Daniel’s skills to face these challenges. According to the professor, this victory shows “the good preparation and training of students at Técnico”. “We have been receiving a very positive feedback from all who attended the conference. The technical sessions were of high quality and networking was encouraged among the participants in social events and in coffee-breaks”, concluded professor Rui Maranhão.