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    Alpha testing is performed by the developer using simulated data.

    What is stimulated data?
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    Alpha testing may also be known as the "acceptance testing". Acceptance testing is done using simulated data, which means the data is not user interaction-dependent. (it might be a file with ready commands etc). The beta testing is what brings the actual interaction with user. But acceptance testing just shows that the system works , theoretically, how it should work according to its predefined specification.
    So basically, simulated data is a data predefined by the developer (eg. changes in the aerodynamics, if it is a flight simulator), which is executed without user's interaction (so it is not random events - dependent), used to check if the basic aspects of the system (game engine or whatever) work.
 
 
 
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