[MD1] Lasso 2.5 Now Available
TweetFollow Us on Twitter

[MD1] Lasso 2.5 Now Available

LASSO 2.5 NOW AVAILABLE
Major Upgrade Includes Plug-in Architecture and Advanced Data Handling
Capabilities

Bellevue, WA - December 17, 1997 - Blue World Communications, Inc. today
announced the immediate availability of Lasso 2.5, the new version of the
company's award-winning solution for Web- and Java- enabling FileMaker Pro
for Mac OS from Claris Corporation. Released just five months after Lasso
2.0, Lasso 2.5 represents a significant upgrade further positioning Lasso
as the tool which sets the standard for Mac OS dynamic Web database
publishing.

"With Lasso technology embedded within FileMaker Pro 4.0 and included with
Symantec's Visual Cafe Pro Database Edition, Lasso technology is widely
deployed on a rapidly growing number of Web sites," said Bill Doerrfeld,
President & CEO, Blue World Communications. "Now with Lasso 2.5, Web
masters have unprecedented creative control and flexibility to develop even
more powerful Web database applications."

Lasso 2.5 is the ultimate Web database development tool for creating online
stores, discussion groups, response forms, page counters and other robust
Web applications that can handle hundreds of thousands of hits per day.

Key among the new features in Lasso 2.5 is a plug-in architecture that
supports external drop-in modules. Included is a module which provides
support for FileMaker Pro 4.0 tag syntax. Customers who have developed
solutions using FileMaker Pro 4.0 can easily move to Lasso 2.5's extended
features without modifying their current solutions.

Lasso 2.5 includes more flexible methods to submit user information
securely and combined with an SSL Web server, Lasso facilitates secure
e-commerce. For increased performance, Lasso 2.5 Plug-in and Server
editions are fully multi-threaded, processing multiple actions
simultaneously, all independent of concurrent operations within FileMaker
Pro.

Available in three editions, namely, CGI, Plug-in and integrated Web
Server; Lasso 2.5 offers more options than any other solution for
Web-enabling FileMaker Pro. Lasso 2.5 Server is one of the first Mac OS Web
server applications to ship providing multihoming capabilities using
Apple's Open Transport 1.3.

Robust New Features
With a feature set described as "incredible", Lasso 2.5 is the perfect Web
database publishing solution for businesses and organizations creating Web
sites that require complex search criteria and secure data handling. Lasso
2.5 Server is particularly optimized for blazing fast performance,
outperforming other leading Mac OS Web servers by a factor of 100%. New
features in Lasso 2.5 include the following:

- Plug-in architecture supporting external drop-in modules
- FMP4 Tags module for direct CDML support
- Field-level logical operators (AND, OR, NOT)
- Relative path names for easier format file creation and management
- String and Math tags for powerful text parsing, data manipulation and
arithmetic functions
- Loop tag for repeated display of select data; While tag for conditional
looping display
- Substitute values based upon global variables
- Post-Inline to process embedded operations at scheduled intervals
- Securely reference format files stored anywhere on an AppleTalk network
or within a database
- Process format files by customizable suffix maps
- Enhanced conditional controls for multiple bidirectional concatenated
comparisons
- Lasso Startup Items folder to selectively launch files and databases at
startup
- Lasso tags can now be embedded within other Lasso tags as parameters and
values
- Selectively process information within HTML comment tags
- Plug-in edition supports PIXO for communication with other plug-ins
- Compatible with certain Mac OS Web server secure realms techniques
- Supports usernames and passwords embedded securely within format files
- Option to display database structure information
- Disable/enable the following via drop-in modules: Apple Event
communication, database info display, relative vs. non-relative path names
- Enhanced activity logging and error reporting
- Enhanced ScriptMaker controls; process scripts in foreground or
background and before or after sorts
- Enhanced Apple Event communication; control post-Apple Event routines
- Enhanced character encoding and decoding
- Improved memory handling and streamlined code increase performance and
stability
- Server edition supports multihoming, enabling a single machine to
seamlessly serve multiple domains
- Server edition supports Keep Alive convention for enhanced performance

Supporting Resources
Lasso 2.5 includes the following new resources which allow Web masters to
utilize Lasso more effectively:
- Lasso Tag Converter BBEdit extension allows one to quickly upgrade Lasso
format files and convert format files from CDML to LDML.
- New FM Link 1.2 provides more ways to drag-and-drop FileMaker Pro
information into Lasso format files.
- The LDML 2.5 Reference Database documents the Lasso Dynamic Markup
Language (LDML) in an easy to manage database.
- Updated, rewritten and fully indexed 250 page User Guide provides
complete information and examples demonstrating how to use Lasso in real
world solutions.
- Discount on "Mastering Lasso" training courses provided by Chris Moyer
Consulting, Inc. (http://www.fmpro.com/lassotraining/).

Pricing and Availability
Lasso 2.5 is immediately available from select resellers and direct )from
Blue World Communications (http://www.blueworld.com/lasso/order/) and will
be demonstrated at the Blue World booth (#240) at the upcoming Macworld
Expo in San Francisco. Special introductory pricing is available now
through January 31, 1998 at $100 off the suggested retail price.

Effective February 1, 1998 Lasso 2.5 will be priced from $449 and $599
respectively for the electronically downloaded CGI/Plug-in and Server
editions. The full boxed edition, available for an additional $50, includes
a printed User Guide, CD-ROM with supporting resources and third party
software demos, and a discount coupon for Lasso training.

Registered customers who purchased Lasso 1.x and 2.x prior to September 8,
1997 qualify for special upgrade pricing starting from $179 and $329
respectively for the CGI/Plug-in and Server electronically downloaded
editions with the full boxed edition available for an additional $50.

Customers who purchased editions of Lasso 2.0 after September 7, 1997
qualify for a free* upgrade.

About Blue World Communications, Inc.
Blue World Communications (http://www.blueworld.com/) provides a complete
line of Internet business solutions with a special emphasis on FileMaker
Pro as part of its mission of "bringing business to the internet." Blue
World's products include Lasso 2.5, the FMPro.Net service, and custom
programming services for complete Web site solutions. Blue World, based in
Bellevue, WA, is a privately held company founded in 1992.

Lasso and Blue World Communications are trademarks of Blue World
Communications, Inc. Claris and FileMaker Pro are trademarks of Claris
Corporation, registered in the U.S. and other countries. All other
trademarks or trade names are the trademarks or trade names of their
respective holders.

* $39 processing fee and shipping fees apply. Offer expires January 31, 1998.

Media Contact:
Bill Doerrfeld, President & CEO
Blue World Communications, Inc.
425.646.0288, bill@blueworld.com

 

Community Search:
MacTech Search:

Software Updates via MacUpdate

Tweetbot 2.5 - Popular Twitter client.
Tweetbot is a full-featured OS X Twitter client with a lot of personality. Whether it's the meticulously-crafted interface, sounds and animation, or features like multiple timelines and column views... Read more
Monolingual 1.7.8 - Remove unwanted OS X...
Monolingual is a program for removing unnecesary language resources from OS X, in order to reclaim several hundred megabytes of disk space. If you use your computer in only one (human) language, you... Read more
Dash 4.0.3 - Instant search and offline...
Dash is an API documentation browser and code snippet manager. Dash helps you store snippets of code, as well as instantly search and browse documentation for almost any API you might use (for a full... Read more
Posterino 3.3.6 - Create posters, collag...
Posterino offers enhanced customization and flexibility including a variety of new, stylish templates featuring grids of identical or odd-sized image boxes. You can customize the size and shape of... Read more
Apple Numbers 4.1.1 - Apple's sprea...
With Apple Numbers, sophisticated spreadsheets are just the start. The whole sheet is your canvas. Just add dramatic interactive charts, tables, and images that paint a revealing picture of your data... Read more
Apple Pages 6.1.1 - Apple's word pr...
Apple Pages is a powerful word processor that gives you everything you need to create documents that look beautiful. And read beautifully. It lets you work seamlessly between Mac and iOS devices, and... Read more
iClock Pro 3.4.9 - Customize your menuba...
iClock Pro is a menu bar replacement clock for Apple's default clock. iClock Pro is an update, total rewrite and improvement to the popular iClock. Have the day, date and time in different fonts and... Read more
Typinator 7.2 - Speedy and reliable text...
Typinator turbo-charges your typing productivity. Type a little. Typinator does the rest. We've all faced projects that require repetitive typing tasks. With Typinator, you can store commonly used... Read more
ExpanDrive 5.4.6 - $49.99
ExpanDrive builds cloud storage in every application, acts just like a USB drive plugged into your Mac. With ExpanDrive, you can securely access any remote file server directly from the Finder or... Read more
Espresso 5 - Powerful HTML, XML, CSS, an...
Espresso is back. For people who make delightful, innovative, and fast websites -- in an app to match. Espresso helps you write, code, design, build, and publish with flair and efficiency.... Read more

Latest Forum Discussions

See All

Minimalist puzzle game, Cuts, free on iO...
If you're looking for a gorgeous puzzle experience on iOS devices, developer Gamebra.in's aesthetically interesting puzzler, Cuts, is discounted to free on the iOS App Store right now. [Read more] | Read more »
Anime tactical RPG, War of Crown, comes...
If you're looking for another tactical RPG fix to go alongside your Fire Emblem Heroes campaigns check out Gamevil's newest, anime-inspired tactics RPG, War of Crown, which comes out tomorrow. [Read more] | Read more »
Fantasy MMORPG MU Origin adds new modes,...
MU Origin, Webzen’s highly popular fantasy MMORPG is getting ready to shake things up for the second time this year, as a new update makes its way to the Google Play and App Store from today. Introducing new systems, modes, and events, the land of... | Read more »
Blizzard is looking to hire a mobile dev...
A new thread on the popular video game rumor forum, NeoGAF, uncovered an interesting job listing over at Blizzard Entertainment. It appears the studio behindStarCraft, World of WarCraft, Hearthstone,andOverwatch is looking to bring on a new hire... | Read more »
Legend of Zelda meets Cooking Mama in ne...
Dungeon Chef is what happens when you mix the RPG elements (and style) of a Legend of Zelda game, with cooking elements. Although, now that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild also has cookingelements, so maybe the gameplay is not so novel.... | Read more »
ChordFlow (Music)
ChordFlow 1.0.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Music Price: $6.99, Version: 1.0.0 (iTunes) Description: ChordFlow is a chord sequencer with a unique 4-track polyphonic arpeggiator, extensive chord library, MIDI out and Ableton Link... | Read more »
The Walking Dead: A New Frontier is out...
The newest season of Telltale Games'The Walking Dead is well underway. After the release of the third episode, "Above the Law" about a month ago, episode four, "Thicker Than Water" is hot and ready for more zombies and gut-wrenching emotional... | Read more »
Best games we played this week
Another week, another new wave of mobile games do dive into. We've dug through the list of apps that came out this week to tell you which apps are worth your sweet time. And while there weren't too many games this week, there were some big ones.... | Read more »
Vignettes (Games)
Vignettes 1.0.1 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $2.99, Version: 1.0.1 (iTunes) Description: Vignettes is a casual but unique exploration game without text or characters, where objects shapeshift as you spin them around... | Read more »
Get Me Outta Here is an 80s retro shoote...
Are you ready to fight some aliens? Because Crescent Moon Games has released the retro shooter Get Me Outta Here on iOS devices today. [Read more] | Read more »

Price Scanner via MacPrices.net

HyperX Ships Pulsefire FPS Gaming Mouse, Winn...
Your reporter is a longtime fan of gaming mice for general purpose coomnputing use, finding them typically superior in comfort and performance. HyperX, a division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc... Read more
Penske Truck Leasing Unveils “Penske Fleet” M...
Penske Truck Leasing has introduced a free mobile app called “Penske Fleet” to benefit its full-service truck leasing and contract maintenance customers. The mobile app enables Penske’s customers to... Read more
DEVONthink To Go 2.1.3 For iOS Adds New Declu...
DEVONtechnologies has updated DEVONthink To Go, its iOS companion to DEVONthink for Mac. Enhancements and bug fixes in Version 2.1.3 include DEVONtechnologies’ new decluttering service for clipping... Read more
Use Apple’s Education discount to save up to...
Purchase a new Mac or iPad using Apple’s Education Store and take up to $300 off MSRP. All teachers, students, and staff of any educational institution qualify for the discount. Shipping is free: -... Read more
Apple refurbished Apple Watches available sta...
Apple is now offering Certified Refurbished Series 1 and Series 2 Apple Watches for 14-16% off MSRP, starting at $229. An Apple one-year warranty is included with each watch. Shipping is free: Series... Read more
15-inch Touch Bar MacBook Pros, Apple refurbi...
Apple is offering Certified Refurbished 2016 15″ Touch Bar MacBook Pros for $360 to $420 off original MSRP. An Apple one-year warranty is included with each model, and shipping is free: - 15″ 2.6GHz... Read more
13-inch MacBook Airs on sale for up to $150 o...
Overstock.com has 13″ MacBook Airs on sale for up to $150 off MSRP including free shipping: - 13″ 1.6GHz/128GB MacBook Air (sku MMGF2LL/A): $869.99 $130 off MSRP - 13″ 1.6GHz/256GB MacBook Air (sku... Read more
15-inch Touch Bar MacBook Pros on sale for $1...
B&H Photo has the new 2016 15″ Apple Touch Bar MacBook Pros in stock today and on sale for up to $200 off MSRP. Shipping is free, and B&H charges NY sales tax only: - 15″ 2.7GHz Touch Bar... Read more
15-inch 2.7GHz Touch Bar MacBook Pros on sale...
Amazon has 2016 15″ 2.7GHz Apple Touch Bar MacBook Pros in stock today and on sale for $150-$200 off MSRP. Shipping is free: - 15″ 2.7GHz Touch Bar MacBook Pro Space Gray (sku MLH42LL/A): $2599 $200... Read more
Apple now offering Certified Refurbished 13-i...
Apple is now offering Certified Refurbished 2016 13″ Touch Bar MacBook Pros for $270-$300 off original MSRP. An Apple one-year warranty is included with each model, and shipping is free: - 13″ 2.9GHz... Read more

Jobs Board

*Apple* Engineering Specialist - CSRA (Unite...
Apple Engineering Specialist All times are in Eastern Daylight Time Requisition ID Job Locations US DC Washington DC Posted Date Category Engineering Sciences Read more
*Apple* Mac Computer Technician - GeekHampto...
…complex computer issues over the phone and in person? GeekHampton, Long Island's Apple Premium Service Provider, is looking for you! Come work with our crew Read more
*Apple* Retail - Multiple Positions - Apple,...
Job Description: Sales Specialist - Retail Customer Service and Sales Transform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, Read more
*Apple* Solutions Consultant - Apple (United...
# Apple Solutions Consultant Job Number: 56881986 Middletown, NY, New York, United States Posted: Apr. 17, 2017 Weekly Hours: 40.00 **Job Summary** As an Apple Read more
*Apple* Mobile Master - Best Buy (United Sta...
**489879BR** **Job Title:** Apple Mobile Master **Location Number:** 000402-Utica-Store **Job Description:** **What does a Best Buy Apple Mobile Master do?** At Read more
All contents are Copyright 1984-2011 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.