Beta Testing is a part of acceptance testing which is intended to validate the product for usability, functionality, reliability, and compatibility by the end-user. It adds value to the software as user validates it by providing real input values.
It helps in enhancement of the quality of software and leads it towards success. Also, helpful in deciding whether the software is worthy to invest more in future versions or not.
It is not controlled activity since it happens at the user's side. It is considered as final testing before delivering the software to the customers. Software released for beta testing is known as beta software.
How to perform Beta Testing
The user of the software performs beta testing by giving real-time input values to all the executable functions. It is only users who can certify the application on required quality aspects. Users views are considered as a testing result, and these are also helpful in performance improvement and quality enhancement.
Beta testing lifecycle
Beta testing lifecycle starts from Plan and ends on Launch of the product as beta software. Design, Build, Test, Review are also a part of the lifecycle of beta testing.
Usually, software applications are deployed on online portals whereby a number of users can use it and convey their feedback about the application.
Advantages of Beta Testing
Disadvantages of Beta Testing