1. Recently, we made an effort to optimize the way we use our own product at Rainforest in order to be more efficient with our step usage, which costs us dollars just like it does for our customers.

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  2. Real world device testing is often touted as a good thing and in some limited circumstances it might be. However, in the vast majority of cases, it's a waste of time – both for your testers and team.

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  3. More often than not, QA ends up being the red-headed stepchild of development, especially in fast-moving organizations that don’t have dedicated QA teams. That’s not the case at Twyla, where VP of Engineering Douglas Ferguson has made quality a team-wide initiative. Here’s how Twyla is building a culture of quality that extends beyond the product team and helps to improve their product every day.

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  4. The following post is adapted from our ebook, A CTO’s Guide to Continuous Testing.

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  5. America's Test Kitchen had a plan: to keep the QA team as light as possible and automate testing as much as possible. But they found that going head-first into automation would slow down development and distract from the projects that mattered most for their business.

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  6. With an insane 17.2 billion app downloads in Q1 of 2016 alone, the mobile app industry is exploding. With so many new apps on the market, the bar for acceptable quality has shot up and developers have to think strategically about mobile app testing to stay ahead of the curve.

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  7. What’s Holding QA Teams Back in 2016

    Ashley Dotterweich, September 22 in QA Testing

    As development strategies grow faster and more sophisticated, QA teams are often left behind. Many companies with otherwise fast-moving and innovative development tactics are lagging when it comes to adopting best practices for assuring high-quality products.

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  8. This summer, Rainforest QA introduced an internship program in their SF office. In this post, customer success management intern Sriya Maram shares what she learned in her summer at Rainforest.

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  9. Testing mobile applications is often often a slow, disjointed process. And because of the time it takes for mobile app updates to be approved by distribution platforms, quality assurance from the start is critical to the success of mobile apps. Unfortunately, many teams use the same QA testing workflows for mobile applications as they use for desktop applications. Here's how crowdsourced testing can update lagging testing practices and make mobile QA more efficient.

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  10. What is Usability Testing?

    Sriya Maram, August 31 in QA Testing

    To improve and maintain customer satisfaction and retention, organizations must ensure that their products are not only be useful, but also straightforward and enjoyable to use. Usability testing is a method of testing that evaluates how easy it is for users to interact with the product.

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