- Jul 14, 2005
The Cutting Edge program is different from most test programs.
- Unlike a true private beta, everyone is invited to participate.
- Unlike a true public beta, all testers are expected to keep a low profile.
- Unlike most forums, the Cutting Edge forum discourages negativity and rudeness.
- Unlike a traditional beta program, new releases are available almost every week.
It's the combination of diverse testers, concise and polite error reporting, and rapid new releases that make the rapid development model work for DIRECTV. Using thousands of hours of testing per week, bugs are quickly identified and squashed, and long-term issues get the focus they deserve.
The Cutting Edge program is exclusive to another site; this one here borrows the information and it is shared here.
The Cutting Edge program is NOT EXCLUSIVE to any site.
Any site that wants to can jump in and participate.