Mike Mooney

Mike Mooney has been a software developer for 15 years, and lives in Chester Springs, PA with his wife and three sons, and co-founder and President of MMDB Solutions (http://www.mmdbsolutions.com).

08 May 2014
08 May 2014

What is DevOps really?

Ops and Development people are busy, and focussed on their jobs. They have plenty of ideas for improving the whole software delivery process but the task of developing, maturing and communicating a different way of working isn't often in their job-description. Others are only too keen to do so, but on their own terms. So, let's get clarity. What is the central DevOps idea really?… Read more
07 April 2011
07 April 2011

The Framework Myth

If ever there was an irresistible programmer's platitude, it is that code-reuse is invariably a good thing. Unfortunately, even the best of advice can be taken to a ludicrous extreme, the construction of generic frameworks within organisations. Mike Mooney gives a warning, based on painful experiences. … Read more
17 March 2011
17 March 2011

Simple Database Backups With SQL Azure

SQL Azure can take away a great deal of the maintenance work from a hosted database-driven website. It isn't perfect, however, in that it doesn't support the archiving of data by the users. Mike Mooney explains how he customised the solution with SQL Compare and SQL Data Compare to solve the problem of getting local backup copies of database schema and data. … Read more