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Turn Watcher™

$14.99

The Turn Watcher Helmet with wings on the side and a gold medallion on the front.Turn Watcher™ is a Combat Initiative Tracker by Made to Order Software! Turn Watcher was created by gamers for gamers to help you run your combat rounds more smoothly and efficiently.

Turn Watcher keeps track of the combat order of each player character (PC) and monster involved in your encounters by tracking player and monster initiative order and current hit points so you don't have to!

Turn Watcher lets you make secret skill checks and will saves for player characters. It manages the PCs and monsters that have delayed or readied actions. And it handles automatic bleed out of dying PCs and monsters!

$14.99

PHP eFax

$99.00

A fax machine with a fax coming out saying 'PHP eFax' Since, eFax® Developer does not offer a PHP interface, we at Made to Order Software Corporation found that in order to offer a fax service to our restaurant customers who use Order Made!®, we had to write our own PHP library in order to integrate properly with eFax. Now we are offering this robust library to save you development time by giving you access to our source code.

Save yourself the headache of development time! Get PHP eFax now!

Works with PHP 4.x and PHP 5.x

$99.00

Made to Order Software releasing Order Made!® v1.11

In October 2007, Made to Order Software released the first version of Order Made!®, an ordering system that adapts to any restaurant menu for their customers to order their food online.

"Back in 1999, I came up with the concept for Order Made!® I actually wrote a first version but stopped there thinking that it was too soon and no one would want it. Papa John's Pizza actually started their own system two years later, in 2001," says Alexis Wilke, the CEO of Made to Order Software. "And in May 2008, they announced that they had reached $1 billion in online sales. Then ...

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.

Testing PHP properly...

I have been wondering, for a little while, how can I properly test my PHP code?! Only my server can run it, right? Well, no, there is CLI. Okay, but how can I make that work in there?

The best answer I’ve got so far: simpletest. This PHP library let you write a test a la C++. You simply create a class derived from a SimpleTest class, and voilà. You are done. Well… you still have to implement test functions. But that is still a breeze.

I used this library to test the PHP eFax classes and got about 4 bugs out (not too bad, considering I wrote over 1,000 lines of code and ...

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 ...

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 ...

Pointers and proper exception handling...

Many C++ programmers have been C programmers first. Therefore, a lot of times, you find statements written this way:

ptr = new type;

if(ptr == 0) // handle error...

This is a C programmer that does not yet know that the new operator will throw an error if the allocation cannot happen. This makes a lot of sense, but what does that mean to the C++ programmer?

Metrics. Why are they needed?

When managing your life, when managing your work, when managing your business, you need to accomplish a certain amount of work to get where you want to go.

In general, it is difficult to judge how much work will be necessary to do one thing or another until you actually do it. So you setup goals and draw up plans to reach them and then you try to do all the work you assigned yourself to reach these goals.

One reason an Internet Business has an advantage is because the computer can do a lot of the work for you. It can give you information on how many people come to your website every week, ...

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 ...