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April Trivia #1: Test Like a Pro (Win How Google Tests Software)

Even "Nooglers" (new Google employees) ask it as soon as they walk out of orientation: How does Google test software? Here's your chance to get the inside scoop.

How Google Tests SoftwareAt Google, software testing is part of a centralized organization called Engineering Productivity that spans the developer and tester tool chain, release engineering, and testing from the unit level all the way to exploratory testing. “There are a great deal of shared tools and test infrastructure for web properties such as search, ads, apps, YouTube, and everything else they do on the Web,” says James Whittaker, author of How Google Tests Software and until recently a Google testing leader. “Google has solved many of the problems of speed and scale and this enables them, despite being a large company, to release software at the pace of a start-up.”

That leads us to today’s trivia question…

Google released what freeware web browser in 2008?

Answer correctly in the comments section below and three randomly selected winners will receive:

• (1) eBook copy of How Google Tests Software

Rules: Answer question by leaving a comment below (one per person, all duplicates will be discarded) by 12:01 am EST on April 7, 2012. Three winners will be randomly selected from all correct answers and notified by a comment from the InformIT team on their post.

Want to learn more?

> DOWNLOAD: Introduction to Google Software Testing (PDF Sample Chapter)

> READ: Three Things I Learned about Testing at Google that Might Surprise You (Article)

>READ: Being Methodical About Test Design (Article)

Tell your friends! We'll be announcing #TuesdayTrivia twice a month via @informit on Twitter. Stay tuned for more great prizes.

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