Software release life cycle

sum of the phases of development and maturity for computer software, which range from its initial development to its eventual release, and include updated bug-fix versions of the released version

A software release life cycle is the different stages of making a computer program, giving it out to other people, and making sure the computer program works right after it is released.[1][2]

Stages of development (making the computer program)Edit

Pre-alpha is the first stage of making a computer program. People making the computer program think up what the computer program should have in it, and start to actually create the computer program itself.[1]

Alpha software is a computer program that can do most of what the programmers (people who make the software) want it to do, but it has lots of problems. Only the things that the programmers really want the software to do has been made without many problems.[2]

A computer program goes into beta when programmers have made the software do everything it needs to do, but there may still be problems. The people who make the software then give it out to other people, so they can test whether the software works. Often, they find problems that they did not find in alpha.[1]

Related pagesEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Software Development Stages - Alpha Beta Final - Software Life Cycle". 2014-03-05. Archived from the original on 2017-03-24. Retrieved 2014-06-09.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Alpha and Beta Release Stages". Retrieved 2014-06-09.