1. Welcome to Rainforest QA’s Customer Spotlight Series. In this series, we’ll 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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  2. In 1975, IBM computer architect and software engineer Fred Brooks published "The Mythical Man-Month", a book of essays on software engineering that has since become an industry classic. While much has changed over the past four decades in regards to virtually every component of software development, many of Brooks’ lessons still hold true. Here are five key software testing lessons from "The Mythical Man-Month."

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  3. As described in a recent post, Rainforest QA relies on virtual machines (VMs) to provide our testers with reliable and repeatable testing environments. While this provides a lot of convenience, it also brings its own set of challenges, especially in the security field. In this blog post, we are going to give a brief introduction to some of the key measures we have taken to secure the VMs and protect our customers.

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  4. Delivering B2C applications that consistently impress users requires a careful balance between the speed of innovation that consumers demand and the quality that keeps them engaged.

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  5. In this blog post we are going to take a glance at Rainforest's virtual machine (VM) infrastructure. We will explain why we use VMs in the first place, what requirements we have for them, how the build process works and how we decide which VMs should be running at a given time.

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  6. Quality is a key concern for teams with B2B customer bases. The software that teams choose to run their processes can have a significant impact on their own company’s success. Because of these high stakes, business audiences have a low tolerance for poor quality software that might prevent them from being productive.

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  7. Implementing fast development methodologies requires strategic thinking for any organization. For large enterprises, getting to continuous delivery can be a serious challenge. Jeremy Ocampo, NBCUniversal's VP of Software Quality Engineering & Agile Management, recently spoke at Developer Week about his team's transition to continuous testing.

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  8. Software is still eating the world. As of 2017, there are over 2.2 million apps available in Apple’s App Store that offer a nearly endless array of uses. As software continues to have an expanded role in both business and consumer activities, more and more non-technical companies are developing software.

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  9. For many teams, testing processes can’t keep up with development speed. This is especially true for teams that maintain legacy code bases, which are prone to regressions and must be carefully checked before each deployment. Finding a solution that balances reliable results with the speed and scalability that agile teams need to stay competitive can be a challenge. Here’s how PerformanceCentre found a solution to their regression testing roadblock by leveraging crowdtesting.

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  10. It’s no surprise that eCommerce sites live and die by their UI. Ensuring that your site or application functions correctly is critical to making sales and keeping customers happy. But eCommerce QA testing can be a time-consuming, labor-intensive process. Many eCommerce teams must maintain hundreds or even thousands of pages and countless visual elements and links.

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