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What is beta

On the incubator, there is a tier stating courses released in BETA. What is BETA?

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/ElOtroMiqui
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This is what Luis said about Beta Courses:

<pre>Courses in the mobile apps: For every incubator course, the plan is to first release it as beta on the website only, and leave it there to simmer for a few weeks. Once the kinks are resolved by having website users test the courses, we will add them to the apps." </pre>
4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mptmpt
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It originates from the Greek numerals, alpha for first and beta for second. Alpha test (ie the first test) is the test usually performed by the developers, in order to check for errors and bugs. Beta test (ie. the second test) is usually performed by a wider group of people who are trying a new product and provide feedback and bug reports.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ziggKogg
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It means it is in the public testing phase.

4 years ago