1. We just released some significant improvements to our step variable system; we now support custom variables.

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  2. Today we've rolled out large improvements to our email testing tool our testers use. You can now use Rainforest to test the content and links of HTML emails, as well as attachments.

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  3. When your Rainforest test suite reaches a certain size, it becomes impractical to edit the settings of your tests one at a time.

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  4. Following on from my earlier blog post "Test your JavaScript with Jasmine part 1", I am going to show you a few more things that will make you more efficient at using Jasmine to test your JavaScript.

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  5. We're super excited to announce Zapier support for Rainforest. This means you can now use any of over 300 supported apps you already use - such as Gmail, Jenkins, Github or Hipchat - to trigger or consume results from Rainforest without writing any code.

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  6. Today we're launching support for mobile web testing; currently we support testing using Android 4.4 in landscape and portrait orientations, with both Phone and Tablet resolutions.

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  7. A few weeks ago, we launched virtual machines for testers. Since then, a commonly requested feature has been to choose a specific browser to try tests with.

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  8. This is a guest post by Paul Biggar, Founder of CircleCI.

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  9. We recently shipped something I had in mind for a while: running your Rainforest tests against an ad-hoc environment or URL. Maybe you use Fourchette to have one environment per GitHub PR or you have multiple QA environments? You might even use your CI server as a one-off QA environment, as we explain in that post!

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  10. If you like many others don't have an optimal environment setup, you are likely lacking an isolated QA environment for your integration tests. Ever wondered why can't you use your CI build server as an ad-hoc QA environment? It's already setup to be able to run your code after all...

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