1. QA is a necessary part of building high quality products, but it can be a slow, disjointed process that creates more problems than it solves. A survey by IBM found that 65% of QA teams spend a large amount of their time running functional verification tests, making functional testing a major time and resource sink for many companies. By streamlining functional test writing, execution and management, you can prevent QA from becoming a serious bottleneck to production.

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  2. Rainforest was just named by Gartner as one of the five Gartner Cool Vendors in Application Development for 2016!

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  3. Our basic process and tools for shipping code at Rainforest haven't changed much in the last year or so (we use Github for hosting Read more.

  4. Continuous deployment is pushing deployment cycles faster than ever, but QA teams often lack the efficiency and focus to keep pace with continuous deployment. Knowing what to test before releasing a product ensures that quality stays high and customers stay happy, yet 33% of QA engineers stated in a recent survey that identifying the right areas to focus testing is a major challenge for their QA teams.

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  5. It started with a simple question. “What problem do you have that you’d pay $1,000 a month to solve?”

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  6. We’ve had many questions on our new tester training model and how to write a good test in Rainforest. To help our customers get the most out of Rainforest, our team has reviewed hundreds of Rainforest tests in the last few weeks to see how people have been writing tests. Our goal was to better understand why Rainforest users might get false positives, low NPS scores, or have a high test abandonment rate.

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  7. Rainforest testers are the key to giving Rainforest customers human-powered QA test results in 30 minutes. So whether you’re already a Rainforest customer or if you’re curious about how Rainforest will make an impact on your workflow, understanding how we train testers at Rainforest is an important step to knowing how to leverage the Rainforest tester network most effectively. Here's a quick introduction to the underlying principles that guide how our testers execute tests in Rainforest.

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  8. How to Write Better QA Tests

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    Ashley Dotterweich, April 11 in rainforest tips & tricks

    Today, we're sharing our approach to test writing and how you can use it to get better results from your QA tests.

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  9. Shipped: JIRA Integration

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    Lita Stephenson, March 8 in product updates

    Project managers rejoice — we developed a JIRA integration for the Rainforest platform! This integration lets Rainforest users automatically create issues in JIRA when a test fails in Rainforest.

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  10. If you tuned in for our "Getting to Continuous Deployment" Webinar, you already know that we had more questions than we had time to answer! Fortunately, both Kevin Bell of CircleCI and Fred Stevens-Smith of our own Rainforest QA had time to sit down and answer a few more questions that our webinar viewers sent in.

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