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Release Early, Release Often December 12, 2008

Filed under: The Cathedral and the Bazaar — hikaru011 @ 11:08 am
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7. Release early. Release often. And listen to your customers.

We often hear about version 1, version 1.1, version 1.2, and so on.. in any software or product releases. There is this saying “release early, release often.” Release early so that you will be the first amongst your competitors. Every time you release something, of course there will be problems that you might encounter. Release often means that every time you fix some bugs in your product, just release it. If a new problem arises, fix it and then release it.

8. Given a large enough beta-tester and co-developer base, almost every problem will be characterized quickly and the fix obvious to someone.

Before releasing your product, you should have it tested. Give time to beta-testing. This may help you find and fix problems that your product may have.


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