The term one uses to refer to almost-finalized source code. It compiles and runs without any complaints, and only needs to be tested for minor logic errors. The transition from master beta to golden code should only take a few minutes of half-hearted debugging, but invariably requires an all-nighter to work out the most prominent segfaults.
Student 1: Hey man, have you finished your part of the project yet?
Student 2: I've got the master beta saved in my home directory.
Student 1: Cool beans. Let's debug it after class.
Student 2: You're bringing the soda this time.
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