The most labor-intensive part of work on the new software creation is not code writing, but the process of errors debugging and elimination. Humans write the code, and as rule, all men are fallible. According to statistics, for every 1,000 lines of code, there are from 5 to 15 errors, and defects detection takes a great amount of time. That’s why testers need debugging. In the given article, we will study the importance and peculiarities of alpha and beta testing services.
Alpha Testing – is the stage of debugging and validating the program alpha version. Alpha testers perform the given testing type. They can be full-time testers of the company or dedicated testing teams, but they are qualified specialists, who can work with specialized software and use special techniques. What is alpha version? Alpha version – is a variant of a program, that isn’t yet fully functional, but still can perform and execute, at least partially, its main tasks.
Beta Testing – is the stage of debugging and validating the program beta version. Beta version is a real working version of the program with full functionality. Beta testing as a service is challenged to assess the opportunities and stability of the program in terms of its future users. Beta testers are simple people, who have the experience of using the tested program or are familiar with its previous version. Typically, beta testing companies already have a range of people with whom they constantly cooperate.
There is also Open Beta Testing when on the role of beta testers are invited everyone who wishes to participate in testing process.