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Microsoft: Vista Worries Cause Businesses to Consider Macs and Linux

 

Eweek reports:

“A recent survey shows that 44 percent of businesses are considering Mac OS and Linux rather than switching to Vista.”

We are seeing the barbarians at the gate now, and the MS empire begins to show its first signs of crumbling. And it’s been a long time coming, I’m afraid. It goes to show you how ineffective the US anti-trust laws are, and how the free market is self-regulating.

It seems that Microsoft is very out of touch of what their customers really want, and is full steam ahead using its outdated business model of forced upgrading. Looks ...

Order Made!® at Cresco

A quick note… We now have Order Made! on display at Cresco, the largest restaurant equipment supplier in the west. Later today (Fri Nov 30, 2007) we’ll have one of our flat monitor showing our Order Made! presentation during open hours.

Cresco in Sacramento, California is located at 951 Richards Blvd.

If you go by, have a look!

Server Switch!

For the last few days, Doug and I have been working on switching from our old server to our new server. The new one is with JohnCompanies.com that offers VPS (Virtual Private Servers). It was a nice surprise, the computer we have access to has 8 processors running at 3Ghz (”proven” by the Linux Bogomips computation: 5985.31) And so far, I’ve seen about 0.8% of one processor being used. The rest is 100% idle most of the time!

SAQA meeting

 

I’m glad to say that I will have my first up close presentation for Made to Order Software new products the sandbox and the molib libraries at the SAQA meeting this 15th of November.

I will give more info once the presentation was given.

If you want to register, call Alexis at +1 (916) 220-6482. He will be delighted to give you the directions and more info about the presentation. You can also visit the SAQA website here:

The assert() macro in C/C++

 

This is a subject that comes back all the time in C/C++ boards.

Should you use assertions?

The answer is clearly yes. But the C/C++ assert() function is usually defined using a macro. Macros have several problems. The most common ones are: they offer no type checking, they do not warn you about weird side effects, they have a different syntax than the C/C++ language itself.

One good thing: for a fast program, the debug code used to check parameters, results, etc. is gone.

One really bad thing: if the expression in the macro has a side effect, the release program is different from ...

HTML Forms and the action attribute

Today I had to debug a set of HTML pages. One feature of a website would not work with Internet Explorer. The code was like this:

Come to our talk to the SAQA about our cross platform software development toolkit!

Every month, the Sacramento Area Quality Association (SAQA) covers a variety of topics from certifications to resumes. Next month we will share the intimate details of Made to Order Software’s cross platform application development toolkit. Our toolkit promotes quality code for mono or cross platform software. Features such as pre compiled code for MS Windows, Mac OS/X, and GNU/Linux, thread safety, transparent access to PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle, DB2, and more! Check out Made to Order Software’s molib and the sandbox.

Cross-platform software development and engineering

Well, It certainly seems that Dell and HP are defining the trend of the future by offering their computers with Linux pre-installed. For software developers to catch up to this trend, .NET and other mono-platform development tools will not cut it! Retooling of code is inevitable so when you are faced with this crossroads do not spend the time and money on a band aid. Check out molib and sandbox and learn how your software development efforts can go cross platform once and for all! Save expensive development hours, improve the quality of your code, and make your code base more safe and secure. ...

Let’s talk online ordering - Restaurants

Restaurant Owners: You want to shorten your lines or your tables full? Get setup with online ordering - but be careful in your selection. Doing a Google search for “online ordering” will return a number of options: Take out technologies, MealClick, Patron Path, Order Talk, Onosys, eHungry, MealAgent - go ahead and check out their demos. You will see what is out there:  Systems designed by web designers without a grasp for quality functionality. Or they will charge you for custom development that is outside of your budget.

WordPress at Made to Order Software!

Welcome on Alexis’ Blog at Made to Order Software Corporation.

This is my first blog! I’m glad I got WordPress to work with the m2osw style sheet. It is quite different from the default blogging board setup! Also I needed to make it work for several people on the same website without duplicating the code each time.

I did make changes to the code in order to achieve this feat. First, I had to access a specific database for each person to have its own blog (this may be just me who did not know how to use all the available features of WordPress, though.)

The following function ...

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