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We have completely switched to Drupal!

Made to Order Software is proud to announce a complete switch-over of our main site to Drupal! With this switch we are introducing new features which we hope will make your visit to our site more enjoyable. cool

GoldMoney.com

Watching the spiraling price of gold (the spot price as of this writing is $1,213.40/oz) has been a humbling experience for me. There are all kinds of marketing forces happening to cause this, but if you follow what the Austrian School folks are saying, this is not a surprising trend at all. Central banks around the world are dumping their U.S. dollars and buying up gold, which is driving the price up. But I think this is different than just another commodity bubble, because the way gold is perceived--as a store of wealth. Traditionally investors who feel the currency they are in is threatened ...

Adobe Flash Animation by Made to Order Software

Making a great thing even better!

The letters SSWF in a curly font with dots on the ends.

 SSWF Support 
Using our robust open-source C++ library and scripting language, ScriptSWF (SSWF), you can create Adobe Flash animations on the fly.

Since it's initial release in 2002, SSWF has been extremely popular. Despite never being advertised, it has been downloaded more than 77,250 times just on SourceForge.net, has been converted to work on several Unix platforms not initially ...

Commercial license for odbcpp

In June 2008, Made to Order Software created a new software library called odbcpp. This library is an Open Source C++ wrapper of the Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) library started by Microsoft in 1988.

ODBC hides the details of back-end database systems. In other words, if you support ODBC, you can effortlessly connect to a very large number of database systems such as MS-SQL, Access, Oracle, MySQL and PostgreSQL.

odbcpp is an extension for C++ programmers. It is easy to use and it is a great solution to avoid many bugs as it will automatically handle all the possible ODBC errors for ...

A new concept: Throwaway Software.

More and more, people are learning new software as they go. A few will stick to one software for a long time simply because it is easier, but changing is easy too, especially if the new system is easy to use.

But how do you produce throwaway software? And is it worth the trouble?

As we see things evolving, more and more, people want to use software anywhere they go. This means software that runs on the Internet in some ways. For instance, you can use Google Map anywhere you go, as long as you have a computer to access the Internet.

Training at Made to Order Software

Made to Order Software is commited in making its products easy to use and ensure maximum performance from its customers' engineers.

All of our products are documented in fine detail, ensuring that your engineers can quickly find the information they need to move forward.

In order to make sure your engineers can make full use of our tools and be able to hit the ground running, we offer tailored on-site training with a Made to Order Software certified instructor for all of our professional products.

Internet Explorer “Save As …”

Today, I found a good one. Internet Explorer has a “Save As …” feature that let you save a page that you are visiting.

The page I have includes a table with a cell that has the align and valign attributes set to center and middle respectively. Once saved with Internet Explorer, these change to vAlign and align and center and middle respectively. Yes. Meaning that the values are swapped. Now the valign says center instead of middle, which will work with most browsers, but the worst is the align that is set to middle. That should never happen.

LinuxWorld Conference & Expo 2008

This year, 2008, I decided to register and go to LinuxWorld. It is in August and my kids are not at school so it was easy to manage. Also, I had to go to the French consulate to get a birth certificate for my daughter. In other words, I had the chance to do two things at once!

I found it quite interesting to hear that many people were not too excited about the event. Many of the people walking around are like me: they themselves sell their own Linux solution. In other words, they are not going to be customers. I had the chance to talk with Roger Levi, the Vice President of the Open Platform ...

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

Order Made!® presentation at Luncheon

Order Made! will be presented at the Citrus Heights Luncheon on Tuesday, May 13, 2008.

Please, come join us if you’d like to see how it works. If you want to eat at the Luncheon, you need to reserve your seat. Call Ruth, Renee or RJ at (916) 722-4545. They will serve you with one of two meals: