In 2012 when I was trying to make my game, SlotFriendzy profitable, I felt the need for an Admin tool to analyze the game’s usage and performance. I didn’t want it to be hosted on the web and decided to build it as a Windows Desktop App. I chose Visual Studio and built it on the .NET 4.5 Framework, along with a MySQL C# Connector I downloaded from the MySQL web site.
For security reasons, I normally would not put a database connector directly in a client-side application, but in this case, the intended audience was very a specific population – me. Designing a Form based app in Visual Studio was easy, and this simple layout made it easy to add commands every time I thought of something I wanted to query on a regular basis.
I named it MookieData because the game belonged to my company, Mookie Games Inc.