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From: Marty Gmail <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] TMG 7 Post Release testing
Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2007 11:19:04 -0700
I thought that a program without bugs was, by definition, no longer
I had one person in my office who I used as a Beta Tester: If she
couldn't mess it up, it was OK!!
Marty in AZ
On Dec 30, 2007, at 8:39 AM, Phil Warn wrote:
> At 15:23 30/12/2007, Mayer, Charles wrote:
>> This will undoubtedly lead to the quickest, most comprehensive Beta
>> ever conducted by a CPU program vendor.
> Since you are talking in the future tense, I am
> left wondering about the definition of Beta testing, tghese
> It always used to be conducted before a software product was allowed
> to escape!
> Are you saying that TMG 7 was not fully tested by the Beta testers?
> As a software professional of 40 years, and with
> a quirky sense of humour, I am confident that any
> large project will have bugs in it.
> Indeed, one school of thought advocates
> introducing known bugs into software by the
> leader of the testers, and then calculating the
> degree of bug removal by the percentage of "known bugs" found!
> However, the degree of bugginess is hopefully minimal.
> Now, are we seeing a new approach to software testing?.
> "You try to remove all the bugs, but let the paying customers find
> the rest!"
> Perhaps we should call this Gamma testing as that is the third Greek
> Even Delta testing as delta is used as a fraction
> of the whole is algebraic differentiation.
> [ Guess who learnt a lot about numerical analysis? ]
> I presume Charles had his tongue firmly in his cheek?
> I certainly have.
> I now wait for SS1 & SS2 to catch up
> Kind regards
> Phil Warn ô¿ô
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