1. As the digital world becomes more and more mobile, managing quality assurance for mobile applications continues to be a challenge for development teams. According to the World Quality Report for 2017-2018, 52% of teams surveyed struggle to find the time to sufficiently test their mobile applications -- up from 36% just 2 years ago. What’s more, nearly half (46%) of respondents say that they don’t have the right tools for mobile application testing.

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  2. Using version control for development teams is a well-established best practice. However, most QA teams aren’t using version control, even though they can benefit from it just as much as dev teams. Implementing version control for QA tests is one of the key tenets of the Continuous Testing Manifesto because it helps teams keep their QA process organized and efficient.

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  3. Do your QA goals include automating as much as possible, as soon as possible? Does that goal seem like it’s always just beyond reach? If so, you’re not alone. According to the World Quality Report for 2016-2017, 41% of agile teams still struggle to apply automation at the levels that they would like to.

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  4. Rainforest Tester Spotlight: Ilaria

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    Kristen Hohenstein, September 19 in crowdsourced testing

    Our network of 60,000 crowdsourced QA testers are a critical part of the Rainforest platform, providing the human perspective that allows Rainforest customers to have confidence that their code is bug-free and user-ready. Today we're getting to know Ilaria, a Rainforest Tester based in Sardinia.

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  5. To keep up with the demands of a competitive market, QA and development teams must find more effective ways to assure and improve the quality of their product without losing speed. In this post, we’ll explore modular testing, one facet of the Continuous Testing Manifesto, and learn how modular testing contributes to a fast, reliable QA strategy.

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  6. Development teams come in all shapes and sizes, and there's no perfect way to build amazing products. But there are some best practices that great teams have in common. To get your development team running like a well-oiled machine, make sure you're checking off every box in this technical competence checklist:

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  7. At Rainforest, we’re always looking for ways to improve our users’ experience of writing tests and reviewing their results. Today we’re excited to announce two new features designed to help our users get faster, stronger insights into their test results: expanded step templates and upgraded test results video replay.

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  8. In a recent post, Rainforest QA co-founder and CEO Fred discussed how the acquisition of Applause can negatively impact their customers. Crowdsourced testing is a new and innovative approach to QA, and for many development teams, adopting a crowdtesting solution represents a significant shift in the way they think about their QA strategy.

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  9. First of all, congratulations to the founders and core team of Applause! Exits are always good for our industry, and I’ve certainly received a lot of emails from investors since the news broke yesterday. Like with all startups, it’s been a long hard slog for the team, and I have the utmost respect for all entrepreneurs living this crazy rollercoaster.

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  10. Rainforest Tester Spotlight: Lucas

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    Kristen Hohenstein, September 1 in crowdsourced testing

    Our network of 60,000 crowdsourced QA testers are a critical part of the Rainforest platform, providing the human perspective that allows Rainforest customers to have confidence that their code is bug-free and user-ready. In this new blog series, we'll introduce you to a few of our Rainforest testers from around the world.

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