Programming contest

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A contest where computer programmers (Teams) attempt to solve more problems than the other Teams.

The Team which solves the most problems in the least amount of time wins. See Scoring Algorithm for more information on tie-breakers and ranking.

A programming contest is a classic example of black box testing. Teams submit their solutions to the Judges. The Judges run/test the submission (also known as a Run) against their data and return a judgement. The teams may have no knowledge of the Judge's data set, but have a relatively clear description of the input data.

Each submission (Run) is given a Judgement and that Judgement is returned to the team.

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