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CUT6 11.1

Computers: Understanding Tech 6e 11.1

software development life cycle (SDLC) The term used to describe the phases involved in the process of creating, testing, and releasing a new software product: proposal and planning, design, implementation, testing, and public release.
specifications A document containing the details of the software to be written by programmers. Specifications are produced by developers during the design step in the software development life cycle (SDLC).
alpha product A prototype that is produced at the end of the implementation phase in the software development life cycle (SDLC), and that the development team uses for testing purposes.
testing harness A scripted set of tests that a program must pass before being considered ready for public release; developed by a quality assurance (QA) team.
beta version A prerelease version of the software program created for testing outside the development group, often by a select group of knowledgeable consumers.
gold release The final, ready-for-duplication release of a software product.
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