Alpha testing is a type of testing that is often used during the development of a new physical product. During alpha testing, a product prototype is put through a series of tests to assess its performance, durability, and safety. These tests are typically conducted by a small group of users who provide feedback to the developers. This feedback is then used to improve the product before beta testing. Alpha testing is an integral part of the development process as it helps identify potential issues with the product before it is released to the general public.
A final stage of product testing in which the product is subjected to a series of extreme conditions (e.g., high temperatures or extremely heavy use) to ensure that it ca