In software and application development, a gold version is the final stage of software development and follows the alpha
and beta testing
cycles of software
development. The gold version is the final version of the software as it will be released to the public. Most or all known bugs
prior to release are fixed, and all intended functions for final release are implemented. Media and developers will often use the phrase "gone gold" to announce a software product's impending release.
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