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About SWF

Brief History

At the very beginning, a company created the SWF format to generate small vector animations on the Internet called Shockwave Flash (hence the name of the format, SWF.) It also included images. This company was bought by Macromedia around 1997 (if I recall properly). This is when Flash v3 was created. Since then, Macromedia created a new version about once a year up to version 8. At that time (in 2005/2006), Macromedia sealed a deal with Adobe which wanted to use the SWF format in their PDF files.

Today (May 1st, 2008), the SWF format is available for free to all.

There is ...

SWF File Format Reference

The Flash File Format Explained

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The SWF file format is used for Flash. SWF stands for Shockwave Format1, the very first company that created the Flash animation format later bought by Macromedia and now owned by ...

  • 1. There are many people who found other names for the acronym such as Shockwave Flash, Shock Wave File, Small Web Format, Serious Wow Factor, and SWIFF. History of man kind is confronted with the same problems, unfortunately. And no... it really has nothing to do with the Swiss Wrestling Federation!

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Adobe Flash Animation by Made to Order Software

Making a great thing even better!

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 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 ...

McAfee to acquire MX Logic, but...

Today I read that McAfee is to acquire MX Logic (was http://mxlogic.net/).

I may have heard of MX Logic before, but the reason why I went to their website today is because I had multiple connections from their mail service to my mail system.

So I quickly checked out the MX Logic website to see what that company is about...

With proprietary technologies, a global security platform and a comprehensive suite of online solutions, MX Logic serves organizations worldwide to eliminate online threats and protect the integrity of their business communications.

They are selling ...

odbcpp, a simple C++ library to access ODBC

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Representation of an ODBC Database

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odbcpp is a strong C++ wrapper for ODBC.

 

The ODBC library is an interesting concept created by Microsoft in 1988. It is a library that wraps the implementation details of database managers inside drivers. And these drivers are accessible from the library.

One of the main problem with accessing any database system, is the large number of possible failures. Handling those ...

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Executive Biographies

Doug and Alexis at Linux on Wall StreetDoug and Alexis at Linux on Wall Street, New York, 2007
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Alexis Wilke Bio
Alexis is the Chief Executive Officer of Made to Order Software Corporation.
He manages the company, works in the public relations and marketing.

R. Douglas Barbieri Bio
Doug is the Chief Technology Office of Made to Order Software Corporation.
He analyses, manages and develops software for our customers.

Business Solutions

CRM and ERP solutions

At Made to Order Software we think that using Open Source software is an incredible leverage for our customers. Plain and simple: if the software is free, you do not need to pay for it. You only need to pay us for installing the software and training you on how to use it.

We currently offer three solutions: Compiere ERP & CRM, SugarCRM and X-Tuple ERP.

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.

PHP eFax v1.1 released

In 2007, Made to Order Software created a software package to support the eFax protocol using PHP. Early in 2008, we offered the package for your developers to send faxes from your web server in just minutes anywhere in the world. Now, we offer PHP eFax version 1.1 that not only sends faxes, it also parses inbound faxes with a single call to the PHP eFax object.

eFax® is a company offering a reliable system to send and receive faxes cheaply. Their system works with the Internet and thus is directly accessible to your web server.

This newer version includes Unit Tests that are used to ...