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alpha testing

The testing of a product with commercial potential by those knowledgeable about the product and closely associated with its design, but who are not part of the R&D staff of the developer.
In the alpha testing phase of product development, bugs, errors and glitches that might cause software or hardware “crashes” are identified and corrected; under alpha testing, the product is put through all its anticipated applications, and field product experts are brought in to provide a real-world dimension to the development process.
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It is still unknown whether the app will have an international release but alpha testing in Japan will run until June 9.
MINECRAFT PC/MAC/LINUX IT might still be in alpha testing but Markus Persson's Minecraft is already something special.
In all likelihood, DoD will need consensus with Congress to either formalize a supervised period of Alpha testing on basic systems to support independent reporting, or use the first Omega evaluation as the gatekeeper to further cross-Service capabilities.
Kingsoft is expecting to launch several online games in 2010, including the "Legend of Moon", "Fei Tian Feng Yun", "Du Gu Jiu Jian" and"The First Myth 3", with "Fei Tian Feng Yun" is now undergoing its closed alpha testing. In the future, Kingsoft will continue to excel in the industry, satisfy customers' needs and contribute to the domestic game industry.
Hong Kong, China, Aug 6, 2009 - (ABN Newswire) - Kingsoft Corporation Limited ("Kingsoft" or the "Company"; HKG:3888), China's leading entertainment and applications software developer, distributor and service provider, based on market share, announced today that its first 3D online game, JX3, was well-received by market during close alpha testing. The game even marked a record in June with 1.5 million registered players.
uCoz Media has completed the alpha testing and the launch of the Arabic version of its website building platform.
Boxee, based on the xbmc open-source project, is in alpha testing for Mac OS X 10.4 (and above), Ubuntu and Apple TV.
TELECOMWORLDWIRE-27 August 2008-Vyke completes alpha testing on stand-alone Symbian VoIP client(C)1994-2008 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com
The Jack Parker Corporation, a diversified property owner and manager headquartered in Manhattan, has made history as the first user to begin Alpha testing IBS 10.0i, announced Robert Entin, president of Integrated Business Systems (IBS).
(NASDAQ:CPTL) has completed Alpha testing for switched local and long distance voice calling on its IP+ATM, packet-based network.
Alpha testing took place beginning in 1997 at city gates, district stations and single-service lines, and beta testing demonstrated tight shutoff, no failures, and no significant erosion of the elastomer or metal seating material.
The alpha testing in France demonstrated that without the correct computer hardware and software the students and faculty became frustrated and expended too much energy making the technology work.