Apr 14, 2020 2:45:00 AM by Jeff Surretsky
Do you want to be a part of the Toad® Development Team?! Or simply have direct access to the Development Team to test new features not generally available? Perhaps even suggest new features? Now's your chance. Keep reading to find out more about our beta programs and how you could be an influencer for Toad products.
In developer terms, a beta program is the second phase computer software goes through. The first stage is usually called alpha, second is beta and final is release. Many times companies make available the beta phase to customers, or even the public, so they can test it and make sure everything is working correctly. It's also a time when customers can test and provide feedback—and maybe even have a chance to directly influence the outcome.
Toad has always had extended beta programs for its many products where you can participate via Toad World®. In order to see what products have an active Beta Program, you can go to the Forums section under Toad World. Toad World Forums is a popular feature of Toad World where you can search for answers, ask questions and even answer questions from your fellow Toad users around the world. It's also where you can join a Beta program.
Click on the image above to link to the Toad World Forums.
Once you’re on this page, you’ll see the various categories you can browse based upon product name in the left-hand column. Some are tagged with the word “Beta” while others may be pinned as a separate category altogether.
The Toad for Oracle product has a dedicated Beta Category due to its popularity and traffic.
The actual Toad for Oracle beta information is seen below or can be accessed here:
Toad 14 Beta
We are proud to announce the launch of Toad for Oracle v14.0 beta
We want to encourage you to participate in this beta program to help us to deliver a high quality product. Quest’s beta programs are your opportunity to participate in the development, direction, and testing of our products. By becoming a beta tester you have direct access to the development team and product management.
Instructions for joining the BETA program:
Which Beta version to download?
If you have a 32-bit Oracle client currently installed in a 32-bit or 64-bit environment:
If you have a 64-bit Oracle client currently installed in a 64-bit environment:
Go to the Toad for Oracle beta link here --> https://forums.toadworld.com/c/toad-for-oracle-beta/41
Here's where you'll see comments from the beta participants.
New features within the beta can be seen when you click on the links entitled "Beta Released."
As an example, (screen shot below) you can click on https://forums.toadworld.com/t/beta-released-14-0-0-200/49286
So what are you waiting for? Come and be a part of the team today!
Written by Jeff Surretsky
Jeffrey Surretsky has been working at Quest since 2000 as a Sales Engineer focusing on a wide variety of solutions including Foglight, SharePlex and the TOAD Family of Products. Before working at Quest, he was a DBA for various organizations spanning a diverse range of industries including but not limited to Insurance and Telephony . With almost 35 years of experience in the Information Technology industry, Jeffrey has a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and a Masters Degree in Management of Information Systems.