Beta as an excuse

My advice to developers is to realize that “beta” is a warning, not an excuse. And if you’re going to release software that you feel requires a warning, don’t reach for a euphemism when a more accurate word is right at hand:

buggy 0.5 - artwork by Bryan Bell

‘Beta’ Is Not an Excuse, a must read for those who think slapping the word beta is a good enough excuse for releasing buggy software.

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