Alpha is the New Beta

Read this great articleby Mashable concerning the growning trend with software development companies to release very “buggy” software and passing it off as beta, when in fact they should be marked as Alpha. The author talks about Microsoft and Google with their Gmail service which should have the Beta tag removed.

Working for a software company, I see our software move through the development cycle and we would not release Alpha software for any kind of public consumption. Alpha releases are purely for our testers to test the software in-house. Only after much testing do we give software out to beta customers.

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