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RebelMouse Celebrates Pride

At RebelMouse, Pride Month isn't something we celebrate for only 30 days. (Although we do always welcome the party!) In reality, the LGBTQ+ community is responsible for the creation and framework of our entire company, including its culture and its successes.

Our founder and CEO Andrea Breanna is openly and proudly transgender, and has created a welcoming tech community for LGBTQ+ individuals that breaks industry standards: 23.3% of RebelMouse's employees identify as LGBTQ+, which is nearly one-quarter of the company.


Read more about how RebelMouse is transforming traditional startup culture in our diversity and inclusion report.

Our dedication to pursuing inclusion for all individuals, regardless of their gender identity, sexual preference, ethnicity, religion, age, or disability is our most treasured company pillar.

"Trans people have historically faced discrimination in the workspace. That's why, as a trans person, I knew RebelMouse was a special company when I started working here when my trans status was never seen as a distraction to me doing my job. With all of its emphasis on diversity and inclusion, I have been able to thrive under the leadership of Andrea Breanna, who is trans herself. I've never felt more welcomed and free to be myself than at RebelMouse and I'm proud to be a Rebel." —Rachel Williams, RebelMouse Account Manager

We work hard to form meaningful relationships beyond our platform. It's this passion that has formed what is now a diverse software company and creative agency that's bucking industry norms. Part of what makes for a healthy and inclusive work culture is happiness. One of our cultural mantras is to always prioritize happiness over anything — and this means being and making time for yourself.

Click here to hear more from Andrea Breanna about how emphasizing personal happiness can shift dangerous social narratives.

We're also proud to power many LGBTQ+-friendly sites, including:

Gays With Kids:

PAPER Magazine:

Tweet us and let us know what Pride means to you. Happy Pride Month from RebelMouse!

Publishers No Longer Have to Submit Their Site to Google News

Google's Publisher Center creates new opportunities for audience growth

Just before the start of the next decade, Google announced an important change to its Google News offering with the launch of Google Publisher Center. The new interface merges Google News Producer and Google News Publisher into one to streamline the partnership process for publishers.

Overall, the change should make it easier for publishers to manage their Google News settings, including updating themes, directing URLs to section pages, and configuring user permissions. Read the full list of features here.

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How to Find Work-Life Balance as a Remote Employee

Tips from our CEO on making the most of an office-free lifestyle

Working from home is becoming increasingly popular, with an estimated 66% of companies now allowing remote work and 16% operating completely office-free. RebelMouse is one of those fully remote companies, and over the years we've mastered how to stay close to each other despite being spread across more than a dozen countries. We believe working remotely is good for both our personal lives and our productivity. Read more about this here.

Still, working free from the shackles of an office environment doesn't mean every day is a dance party in your pajamas from 9 to 5. Working from home comes with its own set of challenges just like any other job.

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Inside RebelMouse’s Quality Assurance Operations

How We've Perfected Stress-Free Publishing

At RebelMouse, we like to refer to our enterprise publishing platform as "lean tech." Most publishers have a natural inclination to start doubling down on teams of developers who try to build unique experiences to help stand out above the noise. But they should actually be doing the opposite: Lean tech is the preferred way to cut through content saturation. By allowing RebelMouse to obsess over your product, content producers, editors, managers, and everyone in between can focus on creating quality content and taking advantage of opportunities to leverage distributive publishing strategies that create real revenue growth.

One of the major reasons we're able to maintain a lean tech environment is thanks to our approach to quality assurance (QA). We make updates to our platform daily to ensure our clients always have access to the most robust, high-performing, and secure version of our platform. Behind the scenes, this means having a solid QA structure that's efficient, creates less bugs, and catches the ones that do pop up before they go live. It's a system of checks and balances that's hard and costly to replicate on a custom CMS. Here's a glimpse into how it works.

Our Tech Stack Toolbox

  • Cucumber
  • Java
  • Junit
  • Maven
  • Selenium WebDriver
  • TeamCity
  • Zalenium (Selenium Grid)

Our Checks and Balances Workflow

Automated Regression Testing Cycle

The Lifecycle of a Product Update

When an update is first made to RebelMouse, TeamCity immediately triggers the start of automated tests to review integrity.

TeamCity Build

TeamCity Agent

The tests run in parallel on TeamCity's Build Agent. Next, Zalenium creates docker containers with browsers that matches the count of parallel threads. An Allure report is then generated from the test results, which shows the state of the application after the update.

Allure Report Pass

If a test doesn't complete successfully, the testing framework receives a video with a failed test and attaches it to the Allure report.

Allure Report Issue

Based on the report analysis, a QA specialist will create a "bug" ticket in our product management software to address the issue if needed. Then, information about the bug is immediately sent to the project manager and we begin the process of correcting the problem.

The media powerhouses we power can publish with confidence knowing that any product issues that arise are met with a tried-and-true process to fix the problem with little-to-no disturbance to their workflow. If you have any questions about this process, please email support@rebelmouse.com.

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