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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

Need quality Performance Testing with minimal cost involved? 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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Olenick & Associates Welcomes Scott Christensen

Olenick & Associates Welcomes Scott Christensen Olenick & Associates’ Legal Practice recently welcomed Scott Christensen to the team. Scott has worked in the legal technology field for over 25 years, with experience leading the technology and business needs of several global law firms. Tom Olenick, the company’s Founder and President commented, “Scott will be a valuable asset to the leadership of Olenick’s Legal focus.

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Olenick Re-qualifies as a Microsoft Silver Level Partner

Olenick & Associates has re-qualified as a Microsoft Silver level partner in the Devices and Deployment competency. Olenick Consultants continue to meet requirements and provide specialized Microsoft technology-based solutions to our clients. You can connect with an Olenick Consultant via Microsoft’s Pinpoint Portal. “Continuing our focus on Microsoft Devices and Deployment is important especially with the release of Microsoft Windows 10,” said Rick Lesley.

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Developing a Continuous Integration (And Self-Testing) System

When you have multiple developers working on a project, bugs can be hard to pin down. When was the bug introduced? Whose code was it? Did our merge introduce issues? Tracking down these kind of questions gets increasingly complicated – and costly – as you add more collaborators. The Solution?

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Olenick Goes Camping at Techweek Chicago

Innovators, established tech companies, and start-ups are prepared for a full week of learning, networking, and knowledge sharing as Techweek Chicago kicks off today and continues through this Friday June 26th. Taking place at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago

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Big Data Week Belfast 2015

Analytics Engines organized the 2nd Big Data Week, or rather Big Data Day in Belfast. Olenick’s Belfast office participated as a sponsor this year, our involvement provided a unique opportunity to promote our Big Data expertise from solutions architecture to project management and QA solutions.

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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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Congratulations to the 2015 Winter Talent Academy

Olenick and Associates’ Talent Academy is an in-depth training program that assures, upon completion, participants have the knowledge and skills of highly productive IT consultants. The eight-week, team-oriented curriculum covers the role-specific technical skills and invaluable soft skills that enable our consultants to develop and grow in their careers.

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JMeter for Performance Testing

Lowest cost possible 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.

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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.

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