1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. We’ve made some changes to the Rainforest Command Line Interface (CLI) to make it more accessible to Rainforest users. Here’s what you need to know about the updates to the Rainforest CLI:

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  9. Crowdsourced Testing (or “crowdtesting”) can be a scalable, cost-effective way to optimize your testing workflow. The 2016 HPE CapGemini World Quality Report found that 47% of engineering leaders surveyed use crowdsourced testing to as a model for getting fast quality feedback on their product. But for many these teams, managing a crowdsourced workforce is still new and uncharted territory. Implementing crowdtesting can require a shift in thinking and some infrastructural changes that make it a significant investment. So how do you know if, and when, the time is right to try out crowdsourced testing?

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  10. QA can be a challenging aspect of development to manage because of its variability. Uncertainty about how much testing to do, time-consuming test execution and the drawn out cycle of finding, fixing and retesting for bugs all contribute to a sometimes lengthy process.

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