What Does Beta Mean?

A term that is widely used in software development and on the internet, but what does beta mean?

Most Common Beta Meaning

Beta is a software development phase.

Using Beta

Beta is used to describe a software development phase, which begins when a new program or application is feature complete but likely to include a number of bugs. This phase incorporates usability testing, prior to its release as a final product.

Example

Beta test soon (expect bugs).

Alternative Beta Meanings

A measure of the risk arising from exposure to financial market movements.
The second letter of the Greek alphabet.

What Does Beta Mean?

A software development phase.

Related Slang Terms

RTM Release To Manufacturing.

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