1. America's Test Kitchen had a plan: to keep the QA team as light as possible and automate testing as much as possible. But they found that going head-first into automation would slow down development and distract from the projects that mattered most for their business.

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  2. With an insane 17.2 billion app downloads in Q1 of 2016 alone, the mobile app industry is exploding. With so many new apps on the market, the bar for acceptable quality has shot up and developers have to think strategically about mobile app testing to stay ahead of the curve.

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  3. What’s Holding QA Teams Back in 2016

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    Ashley Dotterweich, September 22 in qa testing

    As development strategies grow faster and more sophisticated, QA teams are often left behind. Many companies with otherwise fast-moving and innovative development tactics are lagging when it comes to adopting best practices for assuring high-quality products.

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  4. This summer, Rainforest QA introduced an internship program in their SF office. In this post, customer success management intern Sriya Maram shares what she learned in her summer at Rainforest.

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  5. Testing mobile applications is often often a slow, disjointed process. And because of the time it takes for mobile app updates to be approved by distribution platforms, quality assurance from the start is critical to the success of mobile apps. Unfortunately, many teams use the same QA testing workflows for mobile applications as they use for desktop applications. Here's how crowdsourced testing can update lagging testing practices and make mobile QA more efficient.

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  6. What is Usability Testing?

    Sriya Maram, August 31 in qa testing

    To improve and maintain customer satisfaction and retention, organizations must ensure that their products are not only be useful, but also straightforward and enjoyable to use. Usability testing is a method of testing that evaluates how easy it is for users to interact with the product.

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  7. Mobile app testing is complicated. Device and OS fragmentation requires teams to tests across a wide range of devices to ensure consistent quality for all users. Battery life, unreliable connectivity, and even carrier settings can impact the functionality of your application, as can environmental factors including noise, using a phone one-handed, or using a device in bright or low light.

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  8. This post on how Zenefits does continuous testing was excerpted from our eBook, Continuous Testing Strategy for CTOs. Download the full guide here.

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  9. What is Crowdsourced Testing?

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    Ashley Dotterweich, August 17 in qa testing

    Crowdsourced testing is an emergent method of QA testing which leverages a dispersed, temporary workforce to test software applications quickly and effectively. While conventional methods of software testing are conducted within the organization, or via an outsourcing contractor or QA consultant, crowdsourced software tests are executed by multiple individual testers in different locations.

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  10. Effectively leveraging QA talent can be tricky, but it's key to developing mobile apps that thrive in a crowded market. As products and features become more complex and teams max out their in-house resources, scaling mobile QA processes that keep pace with development is a major challenge.

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