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Amazon Checkout and Simple Pay

This week, Amazon published a brand new set of tools for merchants. We already had PayPal and Google Checkout, now we have the same with Amazon.

AJAX, CSS, HTML, XML, SOAP, LAMP… and now Web 2.0?

Dear reader,

Yes. With all these terms, it is quite easy to get lost.

As a developer, my skills are quite extensive. I started with Logo, learned assembly language, BASIC, C, C++… and all these other languages in between, those that most people pass by such as Ada, Eiffel, Icon… And the languages you kind of have to learn because you’re in it: Bourne Shell, configuration files for 100 different software, Makefile, etc.

And once you know all of these languages, you think you’re done. Well… Not quite!

The web has got it’s own set of languages! It

Security Issues with the US government

Some people, I have noticed, have been skeptical about the amount of care taken by the US government and agencies in the last few years. Companies are also catching up. The security measures change every year, when not every semester, every month and for some, probably every day.

For sure, making sure that the most wanted information remains top-secret, you need top level security features on your network. I do not know how much data is of interest, but I found out today that there are hackers attacking the federal websites quite a bit…

“The Pentagon last month acknowledged ...

Is the Open Source costing us money?

More and more, enterprises make use of Open Source software. Why is this a good idea for your company as well?

Many people are scared to do the move. The result is very costly. When you use proprietary software, each time you need an upgrade, you need to pay for it. And in most cases, it is not just once, but a number of times equal to the number of computers you own or the number of staff that use the software. A $200 software may sound really cheap. But if you have 1000 staff, it makes it $200,000.

This is of course very good business for the vendors. However, many small companies just ...

The odbcpp library is now available!

Made to Order Software now uses the ODBC library with its modb library (which is part of our molib product.) Unfortunately, it is not only written in C, it generates many errors. Actually, every single function has the potential of returning an error. For this reason, using the C interface is simply not a safe option.

For this reason, Alexis Wilke, our CEO, wrote an C++ wrapper called odbcpp. It encapsulates all the necessary ODBC calls to access any ODBC compatible database.

The odbcpp library ensures the proper management of all the resources for you. It allocates and frees the handles as ...

Our new Order Made!® website

We are proud to announce that Order Made!® now has its very own site. We have been working on it for the past two months and we are sure you will like it!

With Order Made!® patrons place their food orders Online for pre-order, pickup, or delivery. And best of all, as the restaurant owner, you do not even need to have a computer!

The new site is full of information about Order Made!® such as available features and how it works. It also includes an easy to use registration form and the restaurant owner log in screen (the one you use to manage your restaurant online.)

Please, feel ...

Turn Watcher 1.3 is out!

Made to Order Software Corporation is proud to announce the 1.3 release of Turn Watcher, an Initiative and Effects Tracker... and more!

Version 1.3 includes many bug fixes making the interface run faster especially with a large number of combatants.

Also, we added support to display a second window with the characters and monsters. Window that you can show to your users on a second monitor! The Heads Up Display or HUD is a window with limited viewing so you can show what you choose to show to your players.

Turn Watcher is supported on all of the following systems:

  • Microsoft Windows ...

Made to Order Software announces PHP eFax

Made to Order Software created a new software package to support the eFax protocol using PHP.

eFax® is a strong and still growing company providing a very fast and reliable system to send faxes cheaply nearly anywhere worldwide. Their system works with the Internet and thus is accessible to your website.

PHP is a powerful language used to program Internet Websites. It has many features to handle dynamic pages as required by today's corporate world. PHP comes with very many free libraries and also many enhancements offered by companies.

Made to Order Software combined both: the eFax ...

Order Made!® version 1.7 featuring Google Maps™

The software engineers at m2osw have been hard at work developing and testing the next major release of Order Made!®, version 1.7 that has an incredible new feature! Order Made! is a premier turn key website for patrons of restaurants to place their orders online.

Recently, Wayne Mok of the New Rice Bowl Restaurant in Carmichael, CA told us that the best thing about Order Made! is that it keeps he and his wife off the phone. They love to cook, and talking on the phone is often difficult and time consuming. But for delivery orders, Wayne told us they were still spending time on the phone ...

Made to Order Software Corporation unveils Order Made!®

John Barakazian—owner of lunchtime hot-spot Café Dolce in Rancho Cordova, California—was looking for a way to make it easier for his customers to place orders for the busy lunch rush. m2osw Vice President Doug Barbieri suggested a system where busy office workers could place orders in advance using the Internet so their food could be ready and waiting for them. Made To Order Software then developed Order Made!®, and now the Café Dolce website features a new link to the fast, secure, and easy to use Order Made!® System.

With Order Made!® customers can ...