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Alpha Testing in Software Testing With Example

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Alpha Testing in Software Testing

What is Alpha Testing? 
Alpha Testing is a type of acceptance testing that is performed to identify the bugs or defects before releasing the software or application to the client or real user. Alpha testing is also a type of software testing.
The main objective of alpha testing is to identify the defect which is not been identified by the test engineers in previous tests.

When to do Alpha Testing?
Alpha testing is performed before releasing the product to real users or clients. Alpha testing takes place at the developer site by the internal team.

Who Performs the Alpha Testing?
Generally, alpha testing is performed by (Alpha testing is always performed from the developer's end.)

  • Alpha testing is performed by in-house software engineers or QA staff. It is the final testing stage before the software is released to the real user.
  • Alpha testing is also performed by in-house developers. The aim is to find bugs quickly. Usually while alpha testing, a tester will come across plenty of bugs, crashes, missing features, and docs. They either use hardware-assisted debuggers or debugger software.
How to Do Alpha Testing?
  • Review the design specification and functional requirements
  • Develop comprehensive test cases and test plan
  • Execute test plan
  • Log defects
  • Retest once the issues have been fixed
Example of Alpha Testing 
A basic example of alpha testing is given below.


Points to remember about Alpha Testing :
  • Alpha testing is performed at the developer’s site.
  • Alpha testing is performed by testers who are usually internal employees of the organization.
  • Alpha testing involves both white box and black box testing.
  • Alpha testing ensures the quality of the product before forwarding it to beta testing.

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Alpha Testing in Software Testing with Example

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