Today is a big day for QA. I’m incredibly excited to announce that we have raised a $12mm Series A, led by Byron Deeter of Bessemer Venture Partners.
Rainforest has raised $4 million to scale out its solution, which combines the power of an API with the insight that comes with having actual people look at your app.
Rainforest, a Y Combinator company and one of FundersClub's portfolio companies, has developed an on-demand service that runs functional tests against a crowd of people through Mechanical Turk, Amazon’s crowdsourcing platform.
We just made a quick video showing you how to get started in Rainforest. The video uses AirBnB as a case-study, and walks through how to: Sign up, create your first test, run your first test, and view the results!
A lot of people hate on MongoDB. In my opinion they’re misguided - the main reason so many people think like this is a lack of understanding. Everyone should be able to benefit from MongoDB’s power and simplicity, and so as a follow up to David’s article I have outlined some common and not-so-common things that hackers should know about MongoDB.
So, you’re hosted in a single zone, and if you’re in US-East presumably went down last night. Stop it. AWS has seven regions across the world, three of which are in the US. Each region is split in up to five availability zones. You need to use more than just multiple zones if you want to stay up during one of these outages. Cross region is the answer.
Created first business at 16, funded himself through College, created an ad agency in Berlin with $1m revenues at 22, self-taught designer and developer, studied Economics and Politics at University of Warwick. Rainforest is his 3rd startup. He focuses on front-end issues and design, as well as biz dev and sales at Rainforest.
Ops, infrastructure and dev processes geek. Consulted for 10gen, Experian and The Guardian. Built largest e-commerce site in Africa, and scaled the Guardian F8 launch app from 20k to 4.5m MAU in 4 weeks. He focuses on back-end development and developer relations at Rainforest.