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DEFINITION: In software development, a beta test is the second phase of software testing in which a sampling of the intended audience tries the product out. (Beta is the second letter of the Greek alphabet.) Originally, the term alpha test meant the first phase of testing in a software development process. The first phase includes unit testing, component testing, and system testing. Beta testing can be considered  … 
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Improving Manufacturing Quality with Integrated Test and Statistical Analysis
sponsored by National Instruments
WHITE PAPER: With test management and statistical analysis integrated into an automated system, organizations can target problem components and processes in less time with more accuracy, reducing the cost of manufacturing quality products.
Posted: 01 Dec 2002 | Published: 01 Nov 2002

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BETA TESTING DEFINITION (continued): … In software development, a beta test is the second phase of software testing in which a sampling of the intended audience tries the product out. (Beta is the second letter of the Greek alphabet.) Originally, the term alpha test meant the first phase of testing in a software development process. The first phase includes unit testing, component testing, and system testing. Beta testing can be considered "pre-release testing." Beta test versions of software are now distributed to a wide audience on the Web partly to give the program a "real-world" test and partly to provide a preview of the next release.
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