Legal Spotlight: Top Website for Legal Information

Where do you go to get your legal questions answered? Illinois Legal Aid Online (ILAO) understands that many of Illinois’ lower-income communities don’t have a reliable, easy-to-understand, and user-friendly source for accurate legal information, especially if they can’t afford a lawyer. To help those looking for answers, ILAO just launched a new website - IllinoisLegalAid.org - that provides immediate access 24/7 to free legal resources and information. The new IllinoisLegalAid.org, launched on August 1st, completely transforms the way that people identify, understand and resolve their legal problems when a lawyer is out of reach.

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Agile Multi-Site Delivery with the Nearshore Advantage

Our client needed to introduce a common web platform to a number of its subsidiaries while also rolling out key enhancements to registration and billing functionality. Olenick was engaged to verify this platform against a common set of web browsers and mobile devices while assuring a high-quality project delivery. An Olenick solution team of almost 30 software QA-Test consultants were spread across five locations - Chicago, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Buenos Aires, and Belfast in a true multi-site solution delivery of a public facing website.  

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The Nearshore Advantage

For software projects with tight cost parameters, aggressive timelines, and quality standards to maintain, nearshore services can provide the best solution.  Nearshore solutions provide support close to the home base of the project.  They offer coveted reduced rates, an extended workday and streamlined communication due to shared cultural attributes.  For the past five years, Buenos Aires and Belfast have provided nearshore solutions for many of Olenick’s clients.  They have allowed Olenick to stay competitive on pricing and deliver projects on timelines that would have otherwise been near impossible.

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Microsoft Partnership Renewal

Olenick renewed its annual Microsoft Partnership.  Since 2013, Olenick has been Silver Certified in the Devices and Deployments Competency.  Eligibility for the certification is based on client work, individual Microsoft certifications, and various sales exams. Bill Mertes and many of Olenick’s Microsoft Certified Consultants contributed to the certification process.

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Sneak Peek – Illinois Legal Aid Online’s New Website

Last night we got an exclusive sneak preview of Illinois Legal Aid Online’s new website at a pre-launch event hosted at Chicago-Kent College of Law. The room was full of ILAO’s supporters and friends excited to see the next generation of ILAO’s products and services for lower-income people seeking legal help. There is no doubt that visitors will be delighted with the enhanced functionality and friendly interface.  The new website prioritizes making information easy to find, by searching or browsing the site across mobile, tablet, and desktop devices.

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Software Testing: Microsoft Test Manager – Test Case Migrator Plus Tool

Having trouble uploading requirements, test cases, or bugs into Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS)? We often provide ways to help our clients improve processes and maximize the benefit of their tools. Today we will discuss migrating existing requirements, test cases or bugs into TFS for use in Visual Studio, Visual Studio Online and Microsoft Test Manager (MTM). The Test Case Migrator Plus tool allows test related artifacts, present in Excel and MHT/Word formats, to be imported into TFS. This tool works with Visual Studio 2010, 2012 and 2015 as well as MTM and Visual Studio On-line.

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Monitoring Performance Tests

As a follow-up to my Performance Test with Minimal Expense post, here are a few tips on how to incorporate server monitoring into your BlazeMeter Tests. In addition to the standard metrics on the requests generated in performance tests, it is beneficial to monitor the servers of applications. Monitoring servers of an application during performance testing will allow you to see if any resource issues occur so that they can be addressed by hardware or software resolutions.

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Performance Test with Minimal Expense

As a Lead Sr. Consultant at Olenick, I am often researching ways to help our clients implement a testing process and define an ongoing strategy that will not break their budgets while offering quality results. I’ve compiled the below notes for you to consider should you find yourself in a similar situation.

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UFT: New Features & Enhancements of Note (GUI Testing Perspective)

UFT is the new installment of HP’s automated functional testing tool that replaces QuickTest Professional (QTP). In this article, I will give a quick synopsis of some of the new features and enhancements to familiarize those who have not had a chance to do so yet with UFT.

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