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Rainforest QA speeds up continuous integration cycle with blended cyborg model for testing
When I spoke at HeavyBit sometime ago on how to deal with analysts, I meet a several interesting development tool folks. One of them was Rainforest QA. I did a recent write-up of the company, available to 451 subscribers (a free trial is just a lead-gen away!). Here’s my take on the company: As we opined last year, software development has changed dramatically, for the better, in recent years. The rise in demand for mobile and Web applications has been fueled by the broad availability of cheap, fungible infrastructure in the form of the cloud – seeding the ground for the code-slinging set that’s seeking to inject software into the world’s every nook and cranny. The testing, or QA, step in the software development lifecycle has always been a point of contention, often relying on labor-intensive manual testing or developer cycles to continually script automated testing: both are expensive, tiresome options for those wanting to deploy code weekly into production. Rainforest QA has an innovative approach to speeding up testing for Web UIs, and we look forward to seeing whether their method cures QA ills. Read the full report over at 451.
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february 2014 by cote
OpenAustin.Org [Why Didn't We Think Of This Sooner?] | AustinStartup
Trying to crowd-source the work for a new and ongoing web site.
austin  crowdsourcing  whurley 
may 2009 by cote
TechDirt Builds Community of Bloggers to Offer Corporate Analysis | PBS
Crowd-sourcing-ish/mechanical Turkish approach to getting analysis.
techdirt  analysts  crowdsourcing 
june 2007 by cote
The Ignorance of Crowds
'Now that we’ve arrived at the 10th anniversary of the first appearance of “The Cathedral and the Bazaar,” it seems like an opportune moment to take a closer look at both the benefits and the limitations of peer production as a means of business inn
carr  opensource  crowdsourcing 
june 2007 by cote
Digg Decides It’s More Important to Be Liked
"There is something really wrong with a 'community' when it decides that the rule of law when applied to something they don’t like should be ignored." --they call it a lynch mob.
digg  community  crowdsourcing  law  dmca  usa  dvd 
may 2007 by cote
Feature Story:The "Snakes on a Plane" Problem - Or, Worries about Crapsourcing
"[W]e spent a lot of time talking with focus groups, forever trying to figure out what readers wanted. And here is what they wanted: everything."
snakesonaplane  crowdsourcing  crapsourcing  hollywood  movies 
july 2006 by cote
Venkatraman, Henderson, Oldach (1993) - Google Scholar
Holy crap...if this is what Google Scholar is, then bring it on. This is awesome. Let the citation graphs and re-jiggering begin...
business  google  crowdsourcing  it 
july 2006 by cote
What is the 1% rule?
"It's an emerging rule of thumb that suggests that if you get a group of 100 people online then one will create content, 10 will "interact" with it (commenting or offering improvements) and the other 89 will just view it."
crowdsourcing  web  participation  community  youtube 
july 2006 by cote
The Wisdom of Crowds, The Power of Virtual Teams
Geo-dispursed teams working well because the individual's contributions are amplified.
crowdsourcing  onebigroom  work  peopleware 
june 2006 by cote
AccMan Pro » Blog Archive » New resource - Accountants At Large
User driven memorandum/digg type site: crowd-sourcing links down to the smallest niche.
digg  memorandum  links  crowdsourcing  longtail 
june 2006 by cote
Ian Skerrett: Callisto and Vista: Shipping large software projects
Using your community to develop large scale projects. Crowd-sourcing cat herding...
crowdsourcing  eclipse  peopleware  prjmgmt 
june 2006 by cote
The Rise of Crowdsourcing
“I negotiate my rate all the time,” Harmel says. “But how can I compete with a dollar?” On the long-tail of PT Barnums...
longtail  ptbarnum  crowdsourcing  stockphotography  pictures  goodenough  diy  amatuer 
may 2006 by cote

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