Matthew Mombrea

Matthew Mombrea is a software engineer, founder of Cypress North, and a technology enthusiast.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of ITworld, its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

MSSQL Server 2016 coming with JSON support (not really)

Infrastructure Monitoring with Zabbix, Nagios, or other?

Infrastructure Monitoring with Zabbix, Nagios, or other?

What's happening with your infrastructure right now? Is the network healthy? Are all of your servers online and responding? Gaining insight into these things is an important part of a system administrator's life.

Website monitoring with a Raspberry Pi for nighttime alerts

Website monitoring with a Raspberry Pi for nighttime alerts

Knowing that your servers are running and websites are working is always in the back of a system administrators mind. Here's a way to alert you when you're sleeping.

Visual Studio Code comes to Windows, Mac, and Linux

Visual Studio Code comes to Windows, Mac, and Linux

As part of the Microsoft cross-platform assault, a new editor called Visual Studio code has been released with support for Windows, Mac OS, and Linux

Has the Native vs. HTML5 mobile debate changed?

Has the Native vs. HTML5 mobile debate changed?

Advances in JavaScript frameworks and mobile browsers have made HTML5 apps better, but can they be good enough?

Working with decimal precision in .NET with MSSQL Server and Entity Framework

Working with decimal precision in .NET with MSSQL Server and Entity Framework

There are some common gotcha's when you first get started with the .NET Entity Framework and how numeric values are handled

Wordpress Security Alert - WP Super cache

Wordpress Security Alert - WP Super cache

Update your Wordpress installs to the latest version of WP Super Cache if you're using it. A sever XSS vulnerability was discovered and patched this week.

Backing up a Windows Hyper-V Cluster

Backing up a Windows Hyper-V Cluster

Microsoft was nice enough to provide Hyper-V backup capability for individual Hyper-V hosts that worked great and was free with the OS. Once you move to a Hyper-V cluster however, the free ride is over.

Web design trend predictions for 2016 - 2017

Web design trend predictions for 2016 - 2017

Predicting design trends for 2015 is so 2013. Here's where I see the web going when looking out a couple of years.

Mailbird 2.0 - Still the best Email client for Windows and Gmail

Mailbird 2.0 - Still the best Email client for Windows and Gmail

I've been using Mailbird for well over a year now. With last weeks release of version 2.0 it's even better.

Google's Angular 2 being built with Microsoft's TypeScript

Google's Angular 2 being built with Microsoft's TypeScript

Google adopting Microsoft's TypeScript language for its upcoming version of Angular is a big win for the platform

Microsoft targets cloud infrastructure with Windows Nano Server

Microsoft targets cloud infrastructure with Windows Nano Server

In a leaked presentation about Windows Server 2016, the focus appears to be on building cloud infrastructure with a "zero footprint" install called Nano Server.

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