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Is There an App for that?

Unable to view the 2014 FIFA World Cup on TV? There are other ways of keeping up-to-date with all the action – Thank you 21st Century! But, all the choices….Olenick Consultants are here to keep you in the loop on which Apps our family of testers approve as a ‘kick’ above the rest.

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The Importance of SQL Skills for Software Testers

The demand for “all around” testers is growing.

What does the phrase “all around” mean? It means that testers should be equipped with the ability to test the system’s functionality through traditional “point, click, and verify” testing methods AND be able to utilize their technical expertise to verify all aspects of a system. That technical expertise includes operating system, interface, and database verification skills. In this blog, I will highlight the importance of good Structured Query Language (SQL) skills.

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Using Selenium for Performance Automation

Coding automated test suites for Performance using freeware tools is frequently frightening, but in certain occasions one can accomplish the feat and walk back home unharmed. We like to think that the case covered in this post is a good example of such.

The AUT that demanded Performance Testing is dedicated to manage patient surveys from Medical Institutes and as part of that goal, it provides the ability to search the surveys filtering and organize them based on diverse criteria.

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Don’t Forget About Manual Testing


Continuous Integration, Agile Development, Automated Testing – there are many options a business needs to consider when deciding how to approach the testing of their new software. With constant pressure to get projects done with fewer resources, and in more compressed time frames, sometimes we wonder if there are better ways to ensure quality then what we are doing today.

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ALM 12

Earlier this year, HP released the newest version of ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) version 12.0. HP ALM is one of the more commonly used software tools for managing the lifecycle of an application under construction. Among the activities that HP ALM facilitates are requirements tracking, test planning, functional test exertion and defect management. HP ALM enables the objects created from these activities to be connected and traced back to each other quickly and easily. With the latest version of ALM, the functionality of the requirement tracking, test planning, functional testing and defect management activities are mostly untouched. ALM 12 does have some major enhancements and changes; the highlights of which shall be touched upon below.

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The Big Data Revolution


Members of the Olenick Global, Belfast team attended events last week as part of the global Big Data Week 2014. The key message delivered during conference day was that Big Data is all about making better business decisions that in turn lead to cost-effective technology, business-driven value, advanced analytics, and a competitive advantage for your organization.

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Cloudera Partner News Announcement

Olenick & Associates: Now a Systems Integrator Partner with Cloudera.


Cloudera Connect is the largest partner ecosystem in the Big Data market.  Cloudera is the leader in enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache Hadoop.

Olenick Testing Solutions and Big Data


Olenick & Associates is a leader in providing industry-proven Functional Testing Solutions and Best Practices.

Software Testing can be complex and it is only becoming more challenging as new technologies and hosting approaches are deployed. Olenick launched its  Big Data Practice in December of 2013 as a response to the growing reliance its clients have on Big Data and Hadoop technologies.  The Big Data practice formalizes Olenick’s testing approaches for Big Data environments as well as provides Big Data Solution Architecture services.

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Following Up with Heartbleed

Three weeks ago (give or take) the Heartbleed defect exploded onto the computer security scene. In the past few weeks the bug has been the subject of both debate and research. Given those discussions and discoveries, now is a good time to take a look at the scope of the problem.

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Big Data Week 2014 in Belfast and Around the World

Belfast has been chosen as one of only thirty cities worldwide to host events as part of BIGDATA Week 2014. Belfast has also recently been chosen as one of four UK locations to host a new £7m ‘big data’ centre, Northern Ireland is surely on its way to be regarded as a worldwide BIG DATA hub.

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