It is fairly simple to work with Beebox during development, testing, and production.
Your first tests
To begin trying out Beebox, you will first need to download and install Beebox to your development PC. Create a project and configure an automated workflow for “pseudo-translation”. This simulates a zero-cost translation workflow: All source texts are simply converted to uppercase, lowercase or letter shifted. Now, whatever you put into the “IN” directory will be “translated” within seconds. The “translated” files immediately show up in the “OUT” directory. Machine translation is not very expensive and you might consider enabling one of the web based machine translation system such as Google Translate or Microsoft Translator.
Development in a team
If you have multiple developers who all need to use Beebox, we recommend installing it to a development server. Please note, that a Beebox license includes one production install and one test install. So you are immediately fine!
Install Beebox to your production environment. This step is of course not required if your customers or a language service provider would host Beebox.
In production, create the Beebox projects you need and configure the “true” workflows. For example, you may want to enable a human translation workflow or a combination of human and machine translation workflows.
For staging environments, you can reuse the same Beebox you installed for development or for production. Then simply create dedicated Beebox projects for staging use.