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Usually I’ve heard the terms more in the software industry than auto.Okay, so what is it?
I bet there is a large number of computer scientists in this club, but that doesn't mean that 'beta phase' and 'beta testing' are the same thing at all.Hi guys! Sorry I didn't really read this thread, but as the only computer scientist that I know if in the club, I thought I'd define this for you.
Alpha/beta "testing" originates from IBM's software development lifecycle defined a long time ago. In was originally just "A" and "B" testing. There was even once a "C", but it didn't really carry over past the 50s.
Alpha testing means the testing of ideas.
Beta testing means the testing of a feature complete product.
It's just that simple; it doesn't mean anything more or less than that.
Beta/alpha has nothing to do with customer involvement. Some development firms involve end users during alpha, while some don't involve end users until after all testing.
A feature complete product is not the same thing as a complete product. Feature complete, again in software, means the product has all planned parts/widgets/features. As in the initial "complete" package has been achieved. It does not mean the product is anywhere near completed.
Hope that helps. Mention me if you want my attention on this one. Not following it.
I agree, the castings are more-or-less essential for this.How can it be anything else but Beta Phase. The total design has changed since they built the first couple of one offs for show. They do not even have the 8 ton mammouth press delivered or producing castings. The front and rear castings, bolted onto a center battery pack, is a total design concept change from the initial bolt parts onto to a mono body. We haven’t seen the first real Cybertruck yet, except in outline. What we saw was simply a model that had little mechanical relationship to the end product coming. It is no longer mono frame. It is strong stainless steel mono body on aluminum frame,
Haven't met any yet. But I'm sure it does mean the same thing as Elon is a university trained software engineer. Feature complete testing is all it means. Add whatever extra meanings you want, but it's purely assumption.I bet there is a large number of computer scientists in this club, but that doesn't mean that 'beta phase' and 'beta testing' are the same thing at all.