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alpha test

[′al·fə ‚test]
(computer science)
A test of software carried out at the user's location and using actual data.

alpha test

The first test of newly developed hardware or software in a laboratory setting. When the first round of bugs has been fixed, the product goes into beta test with actual users. For custom software, the customer may be invited into the vendor's facilities for an alpha test to ensure the client's vision has been interpreted properly by the developer. See beta test and testing types.
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This paper has introduced the alpha test to evaluate the performance of PCE or HRWRA before a test concrete is mixed.
Less oversight is required during Alpha Test as the burden falls on the program manager to build the case necessary to deliver the incremental capability to the next user or integrator in the chain.
The Cronbach alpha test is used to determine an instrument's reliability when one item is deleted from the calculations.
In addition to making and clarifying the changes in curriculum and operations identified in the alpha test above, the beta test revealed the following needs:
The product R&D stages of laboratory trial - Alpha test, Beta test, and field continuous improvement - can readily be adapted to system development.
This "alpha test pilot" can be launched after feasibility study and before a perfect design is a certitude.
Luke's is implementing the alpha test phase of a handheld system using First Data's First Family of products with Fujitsu's 325Point RF handheld device and the RangeLAN1 wireless product developed by Proxim, Inc., Mountain View, Calif.
The alpha test cases used up to 300MB of swap space.
Soligen's first alpha test unit was installed at Sandia earlier this year and has already been used to make parts.
Reliability was determined through internal consistency by applying Cronbach's alpha test.
Results Cronbach's Number of alpha test questions Confirmed 0/85 3 Team performance Confirmed 0/92 5 Personal behavior Confirmed 0/93 3 Practice in Education Confirmed 0/83 3 Individual performance Confirmed 0/92 14 Satisfaction Table 2: reliability coefficients propensity to violence.