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Tips for choosing the syntax that will execute the fastest. Incrementing $x += 1 is faster than $x = $x + 1 which is faster than $x++ If vs Select Both are close enough in speed that you should u...
Updated: Mar 16, 2011 @ 21:21 PM
Syntax Compatibility Between 8.5 and 9 Best practices to write Lasso 8.5 code that will work in Lasso 9 Goal of this page Lassoscript syntax has evolved a lot in Lasso 9, but 8.5 syntax is still co...
Updated: Mar 16, 2011 @ 21:08 PM
Spawn an asynchronous thread complete with the current page vars. Problem You want to return the page quickly to the user, while allowing Lasso to continue processing in a separate thread. Solution...
Updated: Mar 16, 2011 @ 21:03 PM
The tip of the week for March 30, 2007 shows how to schedule emails to be sent in the future using Lasso. The tip includes updates to several LassoApps which make scheduling future emails easy. Intro...
Updated: Mar 16, 2011 @ 20:53 PM
Run Lasso9 Using Launchd On Mac OS X A tutorial to use launchd in Mac OS X to control how lasso9 runs Motivation: When following the instructions for a multi-site setup with Lasso 9, whenever I rest...
Updated: Mar 16, 2011 @ 20:51 PM
Taken from the tip of the week for January 4, 2008, this article includes an update to the RSS data source and examples of how the RSS data source can be used on your Web site. The tip includes a cus...
Updated: Mar 16, 2011 @ 20:49 PM
This article includes a custom data source which allows RSS feeds to be treated as a data source. The items in the feed can be displayed using normal [Inline] ... [/Inline] and [Field] tags. Also incl...
Updated: Mar 16, 2011 @ 20:29 PM
Taken from the tip of the week for June 22, 2007 this article discusses how to export text from Lasso so that it can be easily formatted in Apple's iWork page layout application Pages or Microsoft...
Updated: Mar 16, 2011 @ 20:11 PM
Post-Processing Database Results Using Arrays and Matchers This article discusses how Lasso can be used to post-process database results using array tools. The tip shows how a custom matcher can be u...
Updated: Mar 16, 2011 @ 20:04 PM
New User Tips This article is intended to give developers who are new to Lasso, pointers on technique and tips to ease the learning curve. This is a collaborative document. Tip 1. Use the Source If...
Updated: Mar 16, 2011 @ 20:00 PM
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