HomesecurityAmazon: Global competition to find / fix 1 million software bugs

Amazon: Global competition to find / fix 1 million software bugs

Η Amazon announced one new global competition by name AWS BugBust, who will give to developers the ability to compete on finding and correcting one million bugs. The tech giant said the global tender would also help "reduce technical costs by more than $ 100 million".

AWS lawyer Martin Beeby said in a statement blog post that the AWS BugBust has taken its toll bug bash "to a new level", allowing developers to create and manage private events that "turn the process of finding and fixing bugs in your software into a game".

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Amazon Global bugs contest
Amazon: Global competition to find / fix 1 million software bugs

Beeby added the following: "Many of the software companies I have worked with (including Amazon) run such contests in the weeks before a new product or service is released. AWS BugBust includes automated code analysis, built-in leaderboards, custom challenges and awards. Enhances team building while trying to improve code quality and application performance. In addition, developers can take part in the biggest code challenge in the world, win fantastic prizes and receive kudos from their peers. "

Those interested in participating in the competition can create an AWS BugBust event via the console CodeGuru Amazon, a machine learning programmer tool that helps with debugging. AWS BugBust will have a scoreboard for developers and the company will issue achievement badges, while also giving away a trip for the AWS re: Invent 2021 in Las Vegas.

Swami Sivasubramanian, vice president of Amazon Machine Learning at AWS, noted that hundreds of thousands of AWS customers create and develop new features in high-speed applications every day and manage complex code in large volumes.

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In addition, note the following: "It is difficult to take time from specialized developers to quickly make effective code reviews, as they are busy building, innovating and promoting applications. "Today, we're excited to announce a whole new approach to helping developers improve code quality, eliminate bugs, and increase application performance while saving millions of dollars in application resource costs."

Amazon Global bugs contest
Amazon: Global competition to find / fix 1 million software bugs

The AWS BugBust feature is currently available on the US East Coast, and will soon be available in any area offered by Amazon CodeGuru.

Beeby also mentioned that there will be one world scoreboard which will be updated each time a developer corrects an error and earns points. Any developer who reaches 100 points will win an AWS BugBust T-shirt and those who reach 2.000 points will win an AWS BugBust Varsity jacket.

The first ten will receive tickets for AWS re: Invent. To take part in the global challenge, projects must be written in Python or Java, as these are the only languages ​​supported by Amazon CodeGuru.

Beeby added that all costs arising from the underlying use of Amazon CodeGuru Reviewer and Amazon CodeGuru Profiler are free for 30 days with an AWS account.

Amazon Global bugs contest
Amazon: Global competition to find / fix 1 million software bugs

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"This free 30 day period is valid even if you have already used the free tiers for Amazon CodeGuru Reviewer and Amazon CodeGuru Profiler. You can create many AWS BugBust events within the free 30 day trial. At the end of this period, you will be charged for Amazon CodeGuru Reviewer and Amazon CodeGuru Profiler based on your use of the challenge », underlined Beepy.

Many Amazon partners, who intend to send their employees to participate in the program, commented on the competition, including Beautiful flower and Miami Dade College.

"The AWS BugBust Challenge will be a fun and educational addition to our curriculum to help our students gain more confidence in their ability to use the Python programming language and advance their careers to the next level. We plan to use the AWS BugBust every semester as a platform for our students to demonstrate and improve their coding skills while being part of an exciting bug event. ", said Antonio Delgado, Rector of Engineering, Technology and Design at Miami Dade College.

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