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‘Beta’ Is Not an Excuse

By • Nov 23rd, 2006 • Category: Tech Weenie

The always delightfully snarky John Gruber of Daring Fireball has posted a very good rant regarding the use of the ‘beta’ label as an excuse for releasing buggy software.

Released software that is labeled “beta” is still released software, and is fair game for the same level of criticism as any released software. You can’t “semi-release” your 1.0 just because you want it out there but aren’t yet finished. Being semi-released is like being semi-pregnant.

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