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In software engineering, there are often multiple "environments" the codebase exists in:

  • development
  • testing or qa
  • staging
  • production

What is the Spanish term used for "environment," and how are each of these environments translated?

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The Spanish word for "environment", in this context, is "entorno". So, we can talk about:

  • Entorno de desarrollo ("development")
  • Entorno de pruebas ("testing")
  • Entorno de producción ("production")

Update: As for "staging", I have seen the English word itself being used as a loanword, as in "entorno de staging". But, as others have pointed out (thanks, Javi and Ricardo), "entorno de pre-producción" is often used, as well.

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    In the companies I've worked in Spain we've used the term "entorno de pre-producción" for staging. – Javi Jan 19 '12 at 8:39
  • I've heard "entorno de pre-producción" too. – Ricardo Jan 19 '12 at 14:58
  • I've heard and used "entorno de transición" for "staging environment". – CesarGon Jan 19 '12 at 18:52
  • He conocido el término staging como puesta en línea para describir el paso de información almacenada en una cinta a un disco para su proceso. – JLPrieto Feb 22 '18 at 20:14

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