Blue World Communications has rolled out its Lasso 5 product line of next-generation Web application server technology targeted to Web developers.
The Lasso 5 product line will consist of Lasso Studio 5 and Lasso Professional 5, “major” upgrades to Blue World’s Lasso Studio and Lasso Web Data Engine products, according to Bill Doerrfeld, CEO of Blue World. Lasso Studio 5 is the solution for Web designers who use graphical Web site editing products such as Adobe GoLive, Macromedia Dreamweaver, and Macromedia Dreamweaver UltraDev and who desire a visual authoring environment for building data-driven Web sites that are powered by Lasso Professional 5.
In addition to the wizards, builders and editors introduced in Lasso Studio 1.x which guide Web designers through the process of building data-driven Web sites, Lasso Studio 5 includes syntax checking and debugging controls, LDML 3 to LDML 5 converter, inline builder, URL builder and live data preview.
The new version introduces a next-generation Web programming language, advanced Web application server administration, an embedded Lasso MySQL high-performance database server, a new distributed architecture, new platform and data source support, thorough task-oriented documentation, and other features and enhancements, Doerrfield said.
Lasso Professional 5 also introduces support for Mac OS X.
Lasso Professional 5 Standard Edition and Developer Edition are scheduled for release this summer. Lasso Professional 5 Lite Edition and Enterprise Edition are scheduled for release by fall 2001 and early 2002 respectively. Lasso Studio 5 is due in the fall. Pricing and upgrade costs haven’t been announced. For more info go to the
Lasso products Web site.
It’s a busy time for Blue World. The company,
VH Publications, and
MightyData are sponsoring Lasso Summit 2001, to be held Aug. 10-11, at Disney’s Boardwalk Inn near Orlando, FL. The Lasso Summit is the annual educational expo for Lasso products. Lasso Summit 2001, an affiliate event to FileMaker DevCon 2001, will also include feature presentations by Lasso innovators and consultants. Registration is available immediately online at the
Lasso Summit 2001 Web site.