Rainforest QA allows one to create tests for a website in plain English, then run them across all major browsers with a single click. Powered by human intelligence.
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We co-led their seed round with Jason Lemkin of SaaStr fame, and they’ve grown 9x since we invested earlier this year. Jim Andelman is co-founder and Managing Partner of Rincon Venture Partners. There was a clear and understandable market opportunity, and a talented team to pursue the opportunity. And finally fourth, startups need to be targeting a big opportunity. We co-led their seed round, and their Series A was last year led by Sequoia.
Rainforest is our attempt to drag QA tools into the brave new world of beautiful, usable webapps. We really want to work with the forward-thinking part of the QA community to make Rainforest as useful as possible for testers. Let’s say I have 200 browser tests that I currently run as part of my build and deploy process. If I wanted your testers to run those tests across the 4 main browsers, how long would it take them and how much would it cost? Rainforest does QA as a service.
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Testing the sign up for a service on a website is another example of a task that can be done on the Rainforest service. The service is similar to how a customer can use Amazon Web Services to spin up and down instances. With Rainforest, the customer can scale the QA work up or down, depending on what they want tested. Zapier , the app connector service, uses Rainforest to test its core flows such as sign ups to its website, said Co-Founder Fred Stevens-Smith in an email interview. Rainforest, a Y Combinator company, has developed an on-demand service that runs functional tests against a crowd of people through Mechanical Turk, Amazon’s crowdsourcing platform.
It’s a hands-on developer event packed with master classes, presentations, Q&As, and hackathons, all aimed at boosting your code skills, security knowledge, hardware hacking, and career development. “There is a season where I need to be very focused on building software at the code level,” Cirne said. New RelicSoftware analytics company New Relic’s CEO Lew Cirne said coding has been his passion since 1982. While he hasn’t written code at Parse for years, he said the ability was important to get the company off the ground. Is it important for tech startups to be helmed by someone who knows their way around Python, even if they make minimal contributions to the actual code?