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Very impressive, you must all be so proud, gosh I'm proud for you, well done. :)

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Chris-

You are certainly wasting no time in putting v8 beta in the hands of us users (who will, no doubt, confound it in ways that automated testing will not).

I am really impressed that you took what was a difficult period for ocPortal and managed to turn out such a major upgrade. Sponsorships and customers make things possible (please people, vote for your favorite features or, better yet, sponsor them), but you are also to be commended for your steady approach at making sure ocPortal remains at the vanguard of CMS software.

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So, are you going to skip BETA and go straight to RC?

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Fletch said

So, are you going to skip BETA and go straight to RC?

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I know you are being facetious an as tempting as the idea is (I'm really anxious for v8), I certainly hope not. It's amazing how quickly us mere mortal users can break something.

Maybe just a shortened beta period will be necessary.

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BobS said

…users (who will, no doubt, confound it in ways that automated testing will not).
In this modern world automated testing is a god-send, but can never replace a human.

In one project I worked on it took over 1 billion records to discover a hand full of unusual bugs, but to get to that level of automated accuracy required countless hours for a small team of testers to analyse the data and teach the tool what to look for.

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I remember back in the 70s and 80s when I worked for a turn-key systems house and later for their largest client, Epson USA. We would test the heck out of new code and on the first day we brought the software online to non-IT beta users, someone would manage to find a problem.

But automated testing has come a long way and certainly helps the developers to address the most egregious problems. Plus, we are lucky that Chris only sleeps 2 hours a day or so; he gets to things quickly.   ;)

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We would test the heck out of new code and on the first day we brought the software online to non-IT beta users, someone would manage to find a problem.
When that happened for us, it was often traced back to either an inexperienced tester, or a tester that identified the bug in one piece of software but not in the other because that specific test case was omitted for some reason, even though they tested both pieces.

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Beta testing is very important, and cannot be replaced by automated testing. Though I do say, good job on those passes!

I am already preparing myself for sending wave after wave of bug reports, though something tells me that as usual, there may only ever be very few… And that is saying something!

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