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Re: What would have to be true... revisited & Beta tests

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  • banshee858
    ... is not ... getting ... number of ... on ... traditional ... This sounds way cool and something I am trying to accomplish where I work. Thanks for showing
    Message 1 of 31 , Jun 4 3:12 PM
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      >
      > I guess the term "beta" is a misnomer in this situation, since it
      is not
      > quite what people traditionally think of as "beta testing" where
      > features are frozen and we are just looking for bugs. We are
      getting
      > feedback from real users outside the company, which is our primary
      > purpose. A good side effect is that the program gets run on a
      number of
      > different environments. This means I get to know that we don't run
      on
      > platform X or don't print with printer Y earlier than later.
      >
      > We can eventually freeze features and have a more traditional beta
      > testing period before we ship. However, the ideal situation is for
      > every iteration to be shippable, eliminating the need for
      traditional
      > Beta testing.
      >
      This sounds way cool and something I am trying to accomplish where I
      work. Thanks for showing me it can be done.

      Carlton
    • banshee858
      ... is not ... getting ... number of ... on ... traditional ... This sounds way cool and something I am trying to accomplish where I work. Thanks for showing
      Message 31 of 31 , Jun 4 3:12 PM
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        >
        > I guess the term "beta" is a misnomer in this situation, since it
        is not
        > quite what people traditionally think of as "beta testing" where
        > features are frozen and we are just looking for bugs. We are
        getting
        > feedback from real users outside the company, which is our primary
        > purpose. A good side effect is that the program gets run on a
        number of
        > different environments. This means I get to know that we don't run
        on
        > platform X or don't print with printer Y earlier than later.
        >
        > We can eventually freeze features and have a more traditional beta
        > testing period before we ship. However, the ideal situation is for
        > every iteration to be shippable, eliminating the need for
        traditional
        > Beta testing.
        >
        This sounds way cool and something I am trying to accomplish where I
        work. Thanks for showing me it can be done.

        Carlton
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