Chapter 11. Beta Test Agreements


Six Software Testing Axioms

  1. It is impossible to test a program completely.

  2. Software testing is a risk based exercise.

  3. Testing cannot show that bugs don’t exist.

  4. The more bugs you find, the more bugs there are.

  5. Not all the bugs you find will be fixed.

  6. Product specifications are never final.

 --From Wikipedia on “Software Testing.”

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This chapter covers beta test agreements for software products and services.

Software vendors find that there comes a time in software product development when the product is close to done but not quite ready for prime time. Perhaps most bugs are fixed, but undiscovered glitches and gremlins are surely lurking in the code. Products are tested internally, but there is a need for ...

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