1. Today I’m excited to announce the release of a major upgrade to our mobile application testing platform. The upgrade combines virtual machines, real devices and machine learning to offer the fastest and most accurate mobile application testing platform for iOS, Android and the mobile web on the market today. The work on this platform, and related sub-systems, spans a year and I’m very proud of our product and engineering teams who solved a lot of “firsts” to make this happen.

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  2. In this 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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  3. Crowdsourcing tasks is an alluring prospect. You can use the internet to connect to a large pool of individuals and recruit them to fulfill your tasks quickly and efficiently. This is the dream, but reality isn’t such smooth sailing.

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  4. This Tuesday, Rainforest partnered with Bleacher Report to present a webinar on Creating an Agile QA Strategy that Scales with Your Testing Team. During the webinar, Derek Choy, Rainforest VP of Engineering, joined Quentin Thomas, Sr. QA Automation Engineer at Bleacher Report, to discuss the factors that teams need to consider to develop a forward-thinking QA strategy.

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  5. Rainforest QA’s software is powered by thousands of testers worldwide. We get a lot of questions about who our testers are and how they interact with Rainforest’s platform in order to deliver fast results to our customers. Let’s take a few minutes to explore these questions!

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  6. 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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  7. We’re excited to announce that Rainforest now offers on-demand exploratory testing on mobile applications across a variety of platforms. Rainforest users can now write exploratory run parameters, select the mobile platform of their choice and discover bugs with the Rainforest crowd!

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  8. With more traditional develop-first-then-test models, the rate at which you can merge or ship codes depends on how fast you can test it. Every new or updated feature must go through the cycle. As a result, you can only move as fast as your QA process allows. That’s why in order to do continuous delivery, you need to adopt an equally continuous QA process.

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  9. 7 Gluecon Keynotes to Attend in 2017

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    Christine Dzou, May 16 in events

    For the past eight years, Glue Conference has been a developer-oriented conference that focuses on cutting-edge developer platforms and tools that are changing the technology landscape. At this year’s conference in Denver, Gluecon is bringing together the developer community to explore better ways to build and scale products.

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  10. Continuous Delivery (CD) is a terrific tool for increasing development velocity, but like everything worthwhile in life, it isn't free. Some costs are obvious: the fancy CI tool, the Agile consultant, the DevOps-friendly PaaS. A less obvious cost is the development effort required to keep your application CD-friendly. In this series, I'll go through some pitfalls that we've encountered at Rainforest along with ways to mitigate them. The first entry will cover one of the thorniest problems of the continuous delivery world: deployment race conditions.

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