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  • What Technical Leaders Should Know about Automation Before Biting the Bullet
    What Technical Leaders Should Know about Automation Before Biting the Bullet Derek Choy, CIO, Rainforest QA & Russ Smith, CTO and Co-founder, Rainforest QA Recorded: Jun 19 2018 55 mins
    As products and organizations mature, testing and QA become more critical to the overall success of a business. The ideal QA strategy should be fast, reliable, and fit right into a modern continuous integration pipeline. This leads many technical leaders to conclude that everything should be automated.

    In reality, not everything can, or should, be automated. Leaders must make difficult, high-impact decisions on behalf of their teams by asking: What should be automated? When should investments in automation be made? Is automation the most cost-effective solution to delivering quality?

    Join this web seminar to learn:

    1. How to mitigate risk and create a plan to proactively manage the biggest automated testing threats
    2. Ways to identify gaps in your current testing strategy and address them with solutions that complement CI/CD practices
    3. How to deliver working solutions to customers quickly to achieve business objectives in a crowded market
  • Common Pitfalls When Scaling Agile QA and How to Avoid Them
    Common Pitfalls When Scaling Agile QA and How to Avoid Them Derek Choy, CIO, and Jeff Pineda, Sr. Professional Services Consultant, Rainforest QA Recorded: May 30 2018 53 mins
    An agile QA process is essential for any development team or organization's success. Creating an effective QA process is challenging, even for small organizations. As organizations grow in size and complexity, they must adapt their QA strategy to keep up with and stay ahead of development and product goals.

    How can fast-growing teams scale their QA processes efficiently, without creating a bloated, time-consuming or expensive processes?

    Join this webinar to learn how to develop an agile QA process that scales and avoid common growing pains. You'll also learn:

    1. The key characteristics of agile QA at scale
    2. Tips on how to set up for scaling success
    3. Strategies to avoid critical growth mistakes
  • Should Developers Own Quality? Pros and Cons of Developer Testing
    Should Developers Own Quality? Pros and Cons of Developer Testing Edward Paulet, Robert Miller Recorded: May 15 2018 44 mins
    Most developer testing strategies require developers to pull double-duty, juggling both writing code and testing it. Although adding testing tools and procedures to developer processes can increase code quality and ownership, it slows down productivity significantly.

    How do organizations empower their developers to own quality without creating distractions that take them away from building and releasing innovative, new features?

    In this webinar, we’ll cover:
    1. Trade-offs to consider between standalone vs. embedded QA teams
    2. How a developer-owned QA team can effectively collaborate on testing ownership and code quality
    3. Tools and setups that enable individual developers to manage their QA processes end-to-end
  • To Automate or Not to Automate
    To Automate or Not to Automate Dr. Maciej Gryka, Head of Science Team, Rainforest QA Recorded: Apr 25 2018 54 mins
    To Automate or Not to Automate:
    5 Things to Consider when Building a Test Automation Strategy

    Test automation is often seen as the driving force behind continuous delivery and agile practices in the application era. However, while test automation can help speed up the building and testing of apps, not every test case is a great fit for automation.

    Whether teams are developing a new QA strategy or optimizing an existing process, testing should be fast and reliable. But how do teams determine how to use test automation to the greatest impact, and when is human input critical to delivering exceptional customer experiences?

    Join this web seminar to learn key considerations for test automation and why some tests are better left to manual testers. You’ll also learn:

    1. When and how to get started with test automation
    2. How to identify which tests should be automated
    3. Risks and expectations to consider with automated testing
    4. How to implement manual testing and automated testing techniques where each is most applicable
  • Maintaining Legacy Code Quality: How to Work Effectively with Legacy Code
    Maintaining Legacy Code Quality: How to Work Effectively with Legacy Code Derek Choy, CIO, Rainforest QA and Akhila Iruku, Customer Success Team Lead, Rainforest QA Recorded: Mar 27 2018 46 mins
    Development cycles are moving faster than ever, and many teams now design QA processes to keep up with that speed. But what can teams with legacy code and older test databases do to bring their existing features up to speed?

    In this webinar, we’ll discuss QA strategies and tools that teams can use to address the challenges of maintaining legacy features and applications.

    We'll also cover:
    1. How to effectively strategize what types of tests to add to legacy software
    2. What cost-effective tools and testing strategies you can adopt in your organization
    3. Approaches to incorporating testing into your organization’s build pipelines
  • The True Cost of Shipping Defects: Find Bugs Before Your Customers Do
    The True Cost of Shipping Defects: Find Bugs Before Your Customers Do Cameron Sheya, AJ Funk Recorded: Mar 20 2018 35 mins
    Development teams are shipping more features, faster than ever, and each release carries the risk of introducing bugs to your users. To ensure customer happiness, teams must have confidence that their QA process will catch any existing issues before they reach production. An effective strategy for identifying and addressing bugs is an essential component of any healthy QA strategy.

    In this webinar, our QA experts will cover:
    1. How teams can increase the efficacy of their QA process and reduce the number of bugs that reach customers
    2. How frontend teams can quickly triage bugs found in production
    3. Different types of testing that help teams deliver products and experiences that customers love
  • Continuous Testing: Striking a Balance Between Quality and Speed
    Continuous Testing: Striking a Balance Between Quality and Speed Russ Smith, CTO of Rainforest QA and Rob Zuber, CTO of CircleCI Recorded: Mar 7 2018 59 mins
    With shorter sprint cycles and more aggressive release cadences, many agile teams feel forced to choose speed over quality. However, the impact of poor software quality on a company’s bottom line proves that quality is a critical component to consider when trying to get new features to the market.

    By embracing continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD), many teams are able to perform continuous testing and successfully adapt to shorter sprint cycles while maintaining the quality of their code.

    Join this web seminar to discover how agile teams can strike the right balance between software quality and speed to achieve their goals while keeping customers happy.

    You will learn:

    1. How the adoption of CI/CD has changed the way developers ship software
    2. The trade-offs to consider between speed and quality
    3. The benefits of moving faster for developers and customers
    4. How to maintain quality in a high-velocity environment
  • QA without a QA Team
    QA without a QA Team Derek Choy (CIO), Jonathan Barber (Senior Engineering Manager) and Siobhan O'Donovan (Software Engineer) of Rainforest QA Recorded: Jan 31 2018 43 mins
    QA budgets are getting bigger but QA teams are getting smaller, with many fast-moving organizations forgoing a QA hire for as long as possible. But how do you keep quality high without a QA team? In this webinar, Rainforest engineers discuss how they’ve successfully implemented a developer-owned QA process at Rainforest.

    In this webinar, discover...
    1. How Rainforest manages the QA process without a dedicated QA headcount
    2. What the development teams must know about owning quality
    3. How teams can integrate testing into their workflow without increasing their workload
  • 5 Essential Quality Metrics that Matter: Measuring the Quality of Your Product
    5 Essential Quality Metrics that Matter: Measuring the Quality of Your Product Jeremy Bivaud, Director of Professional Services, Rainforest QA Recorded: Dec 14 2017 46 mins
    Implementing a more strategic approach to testing can have a huge impact on product quality, but measuring exactly how your QA strategy has made a difference can be challenging. The long-term success of any QA strategy depends on measuring change and communicating that change to the team at large, so it’s important to measure the right metrics.

    In this webinar, discover...
    1. Five essential metrics that QA teams should track
    2. How to avoid common pitfalls when it comes to measuring the success of a QA strategy
    3. Techniques to level-up product quality by taking a data-driven approach to software testing
  • How Much Do I Need to Test? Creating a Custom QA Strategy
    How Much Do I Need to Test? Creating a Custom QA Strategy Russ Smith, CTO & Co-founder, Rainforest QA & Maddie Blumenthal, Director of Customer Success, Rainforest QA Recorded: Nov 30 2017 46 mins
    It’s easy to get into the mindset of testing-all-the-things. But aiming for quantity over quality will still leave you with coverage gaps, while also dragging down the speed of your QA cycle. In this webinar, we’ll talk about how to determine how much you should be testing, and how to design your QA strategy to fit the needs of your team and product.

    In this webinar, learn how to...
    1. Balance the number of tests against your assurance
    2. Build test suites strategically to maximize impact.
    3. Cover all your bases without compromising time & resources.

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