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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Keynote and Mobile Testing

Three Ways Keynote Improves Mobile Testing and Monitoring
I recently had the opportunity to attend a Keynote demonstration of their testing tools for mobile apps and websites on real devices across cellular networks. Here are three takeaways from the presentation that I, as an automation test specialist, was thoroughly impressed by.

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JMeter for Performance Testing

Although the Apache JMeter solution is a low-cost option for performance testing, JMeter is NOT an easy tool to use. Also, JMeter has no formal support (since it is an open source tool).

Curious about JMeter yourself? Installing is easy, just follow the steps below.

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Lessons Learned: Testing Keys from James

The world of testing can be a minefield in regards to how difficult, stressful, and frustrating a project can be. This is due to certain projects having more documentation, organization, and planning than others. With support not only from your colleagues, but from your client, team members, and management, a challenging project can run much smoother. With that in mind, I have put together some lessons learned that I have gained throughout my experience as a tester.

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Up and Running With the Problems Step Recorder Tool

Hidden within Windows you will find an application called Problems Steps Recorder (PSR). PSR automatically captures the steps you have taken on your computer. After the steps are recorded, a file will be created that includes a text description of where you clicked along with a screen shot of the window during each click.

This tool is useful in the defect creation process because it can inform interested parties exactly what steps are taken to produce a defect.

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Quality Assurance Considerations

My experience as a Quality Assurance professional with many different projects in various business domains has helped me to develop several points for establishing a Quality Assurance process within an organization:

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