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alpha testing

(programming)
Testing of software at the developer's site by the customer. The stage before beta testing.

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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Currently, closed alpha testing is available for downloading on major websites.
For players who participated in alpha testing, they are not granted automatic access to the Beta.
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The Alpha Tester Award recognizes a RE/MAX affiliate who has played an important role in the alpha testing of a technology product that RE/MAX Northern Illinois has created and is launching for the benefit of its network of 110 offices and 2,000 agents.
According to Epic via IGN, the game will offer free-to-play and that some folks have been recruited already for alpha testing. Its PC exclusivity made absence for it at the E3 2014.
Currently, ClearView is in alpha testing with 3 well known Wealth Management Firms and beta testing should be completed at these 3 firms by July 2010," said Chris Casey, Founder & CEO of WealthTechs.
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But more than just giving players a taste of what they could enjoy once "Destiny" releases, the alpha testing, which was conducted far from the release date of 2014, has allowed the developers to do all the testing that they needed.
The game is in alpha testing mode and more features are being reportedly added to the game.
The PC version of the open-ended game was released on November 2011 after being released for alpha testing in 2009.
International Resource News-August 29, 2019--Nuvera Fuel Cells completes alpha testing for the Nuvera(R) 45 kW Fuel Cell Engine
Fuel cell power company Nuvera Fuel Cells LLC said on Wednesday that it has completed the alpha testing for the Nuvera 45 kW Fuel Cell Engine.