Michael Fine

Michael R. Fine (born November 29, 1966) is a beta testing consultant,[1] author, and inventor. He is the author of "Beta Testing for Better Software" (Wiley, 2002), and is currently the director of client services at Centercode, a beta testing software and services company which he co-founded. Fine is actively engaged in the promotion of beta testing as a concept, speaking [2] [3] on the topic and authoring [4] several articles on it.

Fine conducted beta tests on the first Palm handheld devices, as well as the original Bluetooth designs, and was significantly involved in the launch of xDSL and WiFi. He was also actively engaged in the testing of new modem standards, starting with V.32 up through V.92. Prior to helping found Centercode, Fine was the beta test manager[5][6] for Megahertz, U.S. Robotics, and ultimately, 3Com Corporation. He was responsible for managing the beta testing of 3Com's networking and communications products for three of their global divisions.

In addition to technical writing for Iomega and several magazine articles, Fine is the author of three books:

Fine contributed to U.S. Patent 6275933 for a security design.

Fine graduated Loyola Academy in 1984, then Weber State University in 1989, and currently serves as a member of its Alumni Association Board. Fine is a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha national fraternity.


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