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What is: Beta

Posted on: June 21, 2009

This is the #1 post of “What is”. In “What is” I’ll be discussing, explaining and presenting different words and situations, mostly tech-related.

I’ll start of with the beautiful word beta.

Beta is actually  the second letter of the Greek alphabet. It looks like this β. Related to technology, beta or a beta version is the second (occasionally  third) release of a software.

Illustration from wikipedia.

Beta versions is generally speaking the first version to be unveiled for the public. The main reason of releasing a beta version of a software is to let testers (also known as beta testers) try out the software before it’s given / sold to the public. In that way, the developers spend less time themselves testing out a product, and can at the same time develop a software with fewer bugs.

That was it for this first “episode” of What is.

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