AWS BugBust sets the Guinness World Record for the largest bug fixing challenge

About the Authors
Sama Bali is a Product Marketing Manager within the AWS AI Services team.
Jordan Gruber is a Product Manager-Technical within the AWS AI-DevOps team.

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Begin by going head-to-head with your teammates in your own personal AWS BugBust occasions. With simply a couple of clicks, you can set up private AWS BugBust virtual occasions quickly and quickly on the AWS Management Console, with built-in leaderboards, difficulties, and rewards. BugBusters (your designers) from around the world can join your BugBust occasions to repair as numerous bugs as possible, rating points, and contribute to busting 1 million bugs– and compete for rewards and status by fixing bugs in their applications.
Watch AWS consumer Nextrolls experience hosting an AWS BugBust event for their designers to remove software application bugs and enhance application dependability for their organization.

AWS BugBust is the very first worldwide bug-busting obstacle for designers to get rid of 1 million software application bugs and save $100 million in technical debt for their organizations. AWS BugBust allows you to produce and handle private events that gamify the procedure and transform of finding and repairing bugs in your software application. With automated code analysis, built-in leaderboards, custom-made difficulties, and benefits, AWS BugBust helps foster group structure and presents some friendly competitors into improving code quality and application performance.
AWS BugBust utilizes the artificial intelligence (ML)- powered designer tools in Amazon CodeGuru– CodeGuru Reviewer and CodeGuru Profiler– to instantly scan your code to weed out gnarly bugs, and gamifies repairing and removing them.
Considering that launch in June 2021, thousands of Java and Python designers have gotten involved in AWS BugBust events hosted internally by their companies. They have actually used their coding abilities to jointly repair over 33,000 software bugs and helped organizations conserve roughly $4 million in technical financial obligation– all while earning points and special rewards.
Have a look at how the students of Miami Dade College handled the challenge to improve code quality utilizing AWS BugBust for Games for Love, a 501( c)( 3) public charity devoted to relieving suffering, conserving lives, and developing sustainable futures for kids.

AWS BugBust allows you to create and manage private occasions that gamify the process and change of finding and repairing bugs in your software application. To increase the effect of the AWS BugBust occasions, we introduced the very first yearly AWS BugBust re: Invent difficulty– an open competition for Java and Python developers to assist fix bugs in open-source code bases. With just a few clicks, you can set up personal AWS BugBust virtual occasions quickly and quickly on the AWS Management Console, with integrated leaderboards, obstacles, and rewards. BugBusters (your developers) from around the world can join your BugBust occasions to repair as many bugs as possible, rating points, and contribute to busting 1 million bugs– and complete for rewards and prestige by repairing bugs in their applications.

As part of the challenge, individuals tackled and fixed a myriad of software bugs varying from security concerns, to replicate code, to resource leaks and more. For each bug that a participant fixed, they got points based upon the intricacy of the bug. If the concern was resolved, each bug repair sent was validated by CodeGuru to identify.

You can get going with AWS BugBust at no charge. When you produce your first AWS BugBust event, all costs incurred by the underlying use of CodeGuru Reviewer and CodeGuru Profiler are complimentary of charge for 30 days per AWS account. See the CodeGuru pricing page for details.

Yearly AWS BugBust re: Invent obstacle
To increase the impact of the AWS BugBust occasions, we launched the first yearly AWS BugBust re: Invent difficulty– an open competition for Java and Python developers to help repair bugs in open-source code bases. Beginning November 29, 2021, at 10 AM PST, thousands of Java and Python designers consisting of lovers, students, and experts settled into a 76-hour session to repair bugs, make points, and win a range of prizes such as hoodies, Amazon Echo Dots, in addition to the coveted title of the Ultimate AWS BugBuster, accompanied by a money prize of $1,500. The massive obstacle consisted of 613 developers of all abilities levels, getting involved on-site at AWS re: Invent and practically in over 20 countries. The occasion recorded the Guinness World Record for the biggest bug repairing challenge and helped the open-source neighborhood by providing 30,667 software application bug fixes.

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