1. Rainforest QA recently held its latest installment of [:] futureDev, a San Francisco Bay Area meetup that gathers software development and other leaders to discuss top issues in technology.

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  2. Machine learning is now being used for everything from identifying images of cats to predicting the likelihood criminal recidivism. Many assume that AI has an infallible objectivity that puts it above questions of morality, but that’s not always the case.

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  3. While there are many benefits to having a distributed team, managing a distributed team does not come without challenges. One of the key criteria to building a successful distributed team is the ability to motivate the team.

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  4. In the Rainforest Customer Spotlight series, we highlight the superstars of the Rainforest QA platform: the Rainforest project managers (PMs) that write tests, manage databases and help build better quality processes for their organizations.

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  5. There are so many things you need to think about during software projects: what problem you want to solve, whether software is actually the best way to do it, what technology to use, how to structure your teams, which development methodology to use and — finally -- what and how much to test.

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  6. Mobile app testing can be difficult for most mobile dev teams, and it can be especially challenging for teams that are growing rapidly. For Jitjatjo, maintaining a consistently high level of application quality is critical to the success of their online workforce marketplace, but limited in-house resources have constrained their ability to build out a traditional QA process.

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  7. In the Rainforest Customer Spotlight series, we highlight the superstars of the Rainforest QA platform: the Rainforest project managers that write tests, manage databases and help build better quality processes for their organizations.

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  8. We’ll be rolling out some new features at Rainforest that will focus on how the Rainforest testers interact with our platform. Today, let’s look under the hood of the Rainforest UI and take a deeper look at these upcoming tester features, and explore how they’ll help our customers get better test results.

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  9. Distributed workforces aren’t a new concept, but as technology makes it easier and easier for employees to work from anywhere, it’s becoming a more common organizational model.

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  10. It's no longer groundbreaking to suggest that having a diverse workforce is beneficial to organizations. Studies have shown that teams that include individuals with a variety of backgrounds are more adaptable to change and more effective at solving problems. But diversity can also have a significant impact on the bottom line of a business. McKinsey & Company reported that companies in the top quartile of racial diversity are 35% more likely to have higher financial returns than the national median in their industry.

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