What is Alpha Testing ? Alpha Testing in Software Testing

What is Alpha Testing? 
Alpha Testing is a type of acceptance testing which is performed to identify the bugs or defect 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 identify by the test engineers in previous tests.

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

Who Perform the Alpha Testing?
Generally alpha testing is performed by 

  • 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 to find bugs quickly. Usually while alpha testing, a tester will come across to 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
Point to remember about Alpha Testing :
  • Alpha testing is performed at developer’s site.
  • Alpha testing is performed by testers who are usually internal employees of the organization.
  • Alpha testing involves both the white box and black box testing.
  • Alpha testing ensures the quality of the product before forwarding to beta testing.

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