Alpha/Beta Testers

Are you the pioneering type or an early adopter of technology? Are you considered a bit of an IT website ninja? You should be one of our Alpha/Beta testers. Alpha/Beta testers help catch bugs and problems before they go live.

Duties

Alpha Testers
High Tech

  • Using a copy of your production Rock environment data (if you have one), you'll perform updates of Rock release candidates (RC) when notified.
  • Let us know the results (#success #fail)
  • Test as many features as possible during the alpha window and report any bugs you find.
  • If we ask, you would restore back to the initial state and try it all again with a new alpha release candiate.
  • IMPORTANT! Once the alpha testing phase is over YOU MUST destroy your alpha test Rock installation because it cannot be used for any additional testing.

If this is the right role for you, simply:

  1. Let Us Know You’re Interested Here
  2. We'll add you to the alpha team and send you instructions.
  3. We have detailed list of steps you can follow when you're performing alpha updates.

Beta Testers
Some Tech

  • Using your copy of your production Rock system (or less ideally, an empty test system) you'll perform updates of Rock beta releases when notified. (hint: here's a SQL script to help you clean-up the copy of your production database.)
  • Test using this checklist (select 'Run checklist') and use as many features as possible during the beta period and report any bug you find (if it hasn't already been reported).
  • Let your staff and team in on what you're doing and have them pay special attention too, looking for anything out of the ordinary.

If this is the right role for you, simply:

  1. Subscribe to the Beta Tester group to receive beta release announcements.
  2. Edit your Update Server URL found under Admin Tools > General Settings > Global Attribute > and set it to http://update.rockrms.com/F/rockbeta/api/v2/

Technical Skill Level

Low Tech
Some Tech
High Tech