MC Brown

Director of Documentation, Continuent

A professional writer for over 15 years, Martin 'MC' Brown is the author and contributor to over 26 books covering an array of topics, including programming, system management and web technologies. His expertise spans myriad development languages and platforms – Perl, Python, Java, JavaScript, C, C++, Shellscript, Windows, Solaris, Linux, BeOS, Mac OS and more. The combination has resulted in expertise in web programming, systems management and integration, and XML and DocBook technologies for writing and publishing documentation. A former LAMP Technologies Editor for LinuxWorld magazine, and a regular contributor to ServerWatch.com, LinuxPlanet, ComputerWorld and IBM developerWorks. As a Subject Matter Expert for Microsoft he provided technical input to their Windows Server and certification projects. He draws on a rich and varied background as founder member of a leading UK ISP, systems manager and IT consultant for an advertising agency and Internet solutions group, technical specialist for an intercontinental ISP network, and database designer and programmer – and as a self-confessed compulsive consumer of computing hardware and software. In his pre-writing life he spent more than 10 years designing and managing mixed platform environments, developing the rare talent of being able to convey the benefits and intricacies of his subject with equal measures of enthusiasm, professionalism, in-depth knowledge and insight. Most recently he has concentrated on building high quality user-focused information through his books, articles, and MySQL and the MySQL groups within Sun and Oracle. In addition to producing the content, he has also developed the documentation systems to improve he quality and efficiency of the documentation being written. MC is currently the Director of Documentation for Continuent and is responsible for building the documentation and supporting information.

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Modern business require complex data management, which result in complex problems. Although MySQL native replication offers a robust streaming in simple topologies, it is not up to the tasks required today: * seamless failover * multiple masters * fan-in replication * data transformation * replication from and to different database servers. All the above, and more, is solved by... [read more]
-- This is a full day tutorial -- Modern business require complex data management, which result in complex problems. Although MySQL native replication offers a robust streaming in simple topologies, it is not up to the tasks required today: * seamless failover * multiple masters * fan-in replication * data transformation * replication from and to different database servers. All the... [read more]