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- February 03 2016
Important Security Update to Lasso 9.3 Released
To our valued LassoSoft community:
We urge all IT administrators and users of Lasso 9.3 or 9.3.1 to update to Lasso 9.3.1-4 immediately as we have identified a potential security-related issue with the LUX server management interface.
Although no cases of affected systems have been reported, and because we take your security seriously, we are strongly recommending this pre-emptive update.
We are committed to ensuring Lasso remains the world’s most reliable, easy-to-use, and secure programming language for developers and IT administrators.
If you have any questions about this notice, please contact us at your convenience.
- November 24 2015
LassoSoft looks with interest on Perfect development
LassoSofts CEO and lead architect Kyle have strayed from the pure web world and ventured into developing a back-end to Swift, Apple's iOS development language.
Using similar ingenuity to that which has underpinned Lasso for years, they have created out-of-the-box server features that will assist developers to manage a server version of Swift. The interest in Perfect has been instant and encouraging. The uptake of Perfect as server-side Swift will largely hinge on the open source release of Swift.
Lasso continues to be actively developed and supported as a pure web and server side product. LassoSoft hopes that Perfect will stimulate developers looking for the ease of use backend that Lasso gives to pick up using Lasso 9.
- September 21 2015
Lasso's LUX release to get an update
LassoSofts team are working on improvements and extensions to the current LUX - Lasso's new Admin Interface that was heralded under Lasso 9.3 earlier this year.
LUX is the server management interface that brings to the surface many of the tools such as email configuration, user and permissions management. LUX allows easy management of multiple instances of Lasso on the same server.
Lasso Developers are encouraged to check out the change notes for the current list of improvements.
- January 23 2015
Lasso 9.3 with LUX and Spitfire has taken off
NEWMARKET, ONTARIO (January 23, 2015)—LassoSoft Inc. released the latest version of its programming language today with Lasso 9.3, continuing their mission of advancing Speed, Simplicity and Security for developers everywhere
2015 will go down in history as the year Lasso's evolution took a dramatic step with the release of the all new Lasso 9.3 and LUX user interface.
Completely redesigned, and re-envisioned from the ground up as 'what do I need to best manage my servers and my applications', the LUX admin interface brings a whole new suite of tools to the fingertips.
IPad friendly, and with built in monitoring, you can now manage your server while away from your desk. Follow the links and documentation to see more of what is included.
- December 24 2014
Boxing Week Sale
Boxing Week Sale deals on new and upgrades to Lasso 8.6 and 9.2 are here!
- December 01 2014
LassoSoft reflects on the changes in server usage, license patterns, and economics in reviewing the pricing structure for the first time in almost four years.
- June 27 2014
LassoSoft releases LassoMailer: a premium LassoApp for Lasso 9
LassoSoft surprised the Lasso 9 community today by making available it's in-house email broadcast software. Used extensively and improved to meet the strengthened anti-spam requirements of Canada, the Lasso 9 based email broadcast system was 'too good to keep to ourselves' says Sean Stephens, CEO of LassoSoft.
- June 02 2014
LassoSoft announces Summer Sale
The team at LassoSoft have been cooking away enjoying the summer heat that has finally arrived. Several projects are on the go, and in the meantime the heat's been turned up on the Lasso 9.2.7 release with a one week offer of super-discounted rates on Lasso 9.2 licenses.
Act quickly as the discount drops every day.
- June 02 2014
Lasso DevCon 2014 Oct 1st-3rd at Treefrog HQ
This years Lasso Developer Conference is being hosted by Treefrog Inc. in their fantastic new HQ in Newmarket, Ontario.
LDC2014 has some of the best speakers of 2013 returning armed with the latest in web development, speed, security and coding best practices.
There is a a range of registration options, including a 'Super-Early-Bird' available this week only, an "All-in", and superb add-on savings on a hotel-transfers-meals combo, it's time to check your flight options.
- April 04 2014
Lasso Server 9.2.7 released
LassoSoft Inc. is pleased to announce the release of Lasso Server 9.2.7
Lasso 9.2.7 is considered a major update that addresses issues that include but are not limited to:
- Java & PDF's on Ubuntu
- Performance & stability on all supported platforms
- Backwards compatibility with Lasso 8 define_tag and define_type syntax
- 32-bit compatibility for CentOS 5.x and Ubuntu 12.04 and later
- Additional backwards compatibility and feature improvements
- January 16 2014
Lasso Professional 8.6.3 point update released
LassoSoft continues to deliver point updates to the legacy Lasso Professional 8.6 version, with the latest release of 8.6.3.
"The Lasso 8.x product line continues to be the workhorse of many websites and systems around the world" says Sean Stephens, CEO of LassoSoft, "we're keeping the harness polished so it continues to outperform other development platforms of a similar vintage".
"This release sees improvements to cookies and sessions that address the way the web is being used today which probably weren't even thought of, let alone an issue 6 or 7 years ago".
- December 10 2013
The Lasso Rosettacode contest produces a resounding result.
LassoSoft's CEO Sean Stephens today announced the winner of the Lasso RosettaCode contest which challenges Lasso developers from all levels to try their hand and writing and adding Lasso code examples to one of the hundreds of programming challenge tasks on the rosettacode.org site.
- November 01 2013
Lasso and RosettaCode.org $1000 Contest
LassoSoft CEO Sean Stephen's announced yesterday a Contest for Lasso Developers to contribute examples to the RosettaCode.org site. Rosetta Code gives a clear comparison of over 150 programming languages across over 650 tasks.
Rosetta Code was recommended to Sean Stephens by a University professor as a critical Go-To tool for understanding programmatic options and differences. Stephens see this contest as an essential extension of Lasso's 'coming of age'.
- September 24 2013
Lasso Excellence Awards Winners 2013
The Lasso Excellence Awards were introduced in 2012 to recognize the many excellent Lasso based systems that support thousands of businesses and help millions of people. The 2013 Awards showcases the many and varied uses of Lasso for web system development, and proved challenging for the judges to select just one winner in each category.
This years judging included input from Scott McCrindle, Program Co-ordinator–Interactive Web Design & Development, Georgian College. McCrindle found the depth of the systems presented impressive. The winners can be viewed on our Awards page.
- August 23 2013
Lasso Excellence Awards for 2013 now accepting nominations
Entries are invited for the 2013 round of the Lasso Excellence Awards.
"There are so many systems out there that are doing amazing things. We hear of them during our day-to-day, and we want the world to know of the world class systems that everyday Lasso developers build and maintain" says Rachel Guthrie, Operations Manager for LassoSoft.
Sean Stephens, CEO of LassoSoft will be presenting this years awards at the Lasso Developer Conference on September 13th.
Applications are welcomed from all levels of developer and all types of system or code snippets.
- July 30 2013
Lasso Server update to 9.2.6 released
LassoSoft's internal development team have delivered a steady stream of improvements to Lasso 9, demonstrated in the long list on the Change Notes.
- March 20 2013
Lasso Developer Conference 2013
The Lasso Conference for 2013 is confirmed for September 12-14, in the lovely Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. The main event will be held at the Marriott Gateway on the Falls hotel, and keynote speakers will be Sean Stephens, Kyle Jessup, Jono Guthrie and others to be announced shortly.
The conference coincides with the Toronto International Film Festival, and Toronto is less than 2 hours drive from Niagara Falls. Those with a passion for movies may well want to arrive early.
- February 02 2013
Lasso Server 9.2.5 update released
LassoSoft released an update to the Lasso Server 9 product line - 9.2.5. bringing the first major set of changes to the Lasso Instance Manager since it was introduced back in 2011. "Most of the changes are improvements to usability and visibility, and have been at the request of end users", says Sean Stephens, CEO of LassoSoft. "We continue to turn the screws on improvements in Lasso 9 and meld feedback from our customers with our own vision."
- June 01 2012
Lasso Server 9.2 released
LassoSoft CEO Sean Stephens announced the arrival of Lasso 9.2 at the Lasso Developer Conference in Toronto on May 25, 2012.
Today, this paid upgrade is made available for download.
Lasso 9.2 includes the systems changes that the new LassoLab IDE leverages for debugging and profiling. Read more.
- May 25 2012
Announcing LassoLab v1.0
Proclaimed as the 'biggest release in Lasso since we started' by lead Lasso Architect, Kyle Jessup, LassoLab gives the Lasso community a development platform that integrates a wide range of development tools.
Based on the Eclipse IDE, LassoLab adds features for Lasso such as code folding, syntax highlighting, and debugging as well as integrating to Lasso references, language guide, TagSwap community shared code and new LassoTalk community forum.
LassoLab allows developers to manage multiple projects at one time with ease. LassoLab was announced on May 25.
- April 23 2012
LassoSoft releases Lasso Server 9.1.5 with compatibility for FileMaker Server Advanced 12
April 23, 201. LassoSoft announces the Lasso Server 9.1.5 release for the Mac OS X, CentOS and Ubuntu platforms delivers a range of improvements and compatibility strengthening.
A timely inclusion is the full compatibility for FileMaker Server Advanced 12 released earlier in April.
- April 20 2012
Lasso Professional 8.6 working with FileMakers latest release
LassoSoft Inc announced today the completion of testing on the new FileMaker Server Advanced 12. Lasso Professional 8.6 continues to provide superior performance for FileMaker users.
- January 23 2012
Lasso Conference Toronto 2012
Toronto is hosting the 2012 Lasso Developer Conference (LDC) from May 25 to May 27. The venue is the OneKingWest Hotel perfectly located in the heart of downtown Toronto, and ideally suited to hosting the many Lasso users from around the world who converge to hear the latest in all things Lasso.
Also offered this year are pre-conference training sessions to maximize the benefit for newer users of Lasso.
LassoSoft is proud to partner with Treefrog Interactive Inc in bringing the LDC Conference to Toronto.
- October 28 2011
Lasso 9.1.4 Released, and Lasso for Windows is underway!
Lasso Server 9.1.4 was released on October 27, 2011 and sees an important change in the introduction of a custom replacement of the FastCGI module for Apache. The new module is called mod_lasso9.
LassoSoft's R&D team developed mod_lasso9 to solve an inherent limitation found in communication between Apache and mod_fastcgi. The Lasso 9.1.4 update delivers a number of other improvements, and more compatibility improvements.
- October 17 2011
New Lasso Training Courses Offered
Lasso's syntax is legendary for being easy to learn - now it's even quicker and easier to broaden your skills with LassoSoft's new range of beginner to advanced Lasso training sessions. Courses are available as 1:1 or small groups, or, you can take up the Code Coach offer for personalized coding advice.
- September 08 2011
Lasso 9.1.3 Released
Released today is the third update to the Lasso 9.1 product that demonstrates LassoSofts committment to continuous improvement and which keeps the Lasso 9 current with latest Operating Systems.
New in this version is full support for OSX 10.7 (Lion), as well as the addition of cache related methods.
- August 28 2011
LassoSoft Announces Continuity Assurance
LassoSoft announced today a new benefit for Certified Lasso Developer's (CLD's) and their projects. Called "Continuity Assurance", this service is aimed at the heart of a key concern of small programming shops and their clients: what happens if the programmer is 'hit by a bus'?
Sean Stephens, LassoSoft's CEO described the offering "In the event of a personal tragedy, LassoSoft will make sure there is a suitably qualified Lasso Developer able to pick up and support your mission critical systems while the end user of your code resolves a longer term developer engagement."
- July 13 2011
Lasso 9.1 is here!
Continuing with the direction of bringing more to the Lasso community LassoSoft Inc. announced today the release of the latest upgrade for the flagship Lasso 9 product line.
This release includes the long-awaited Lasso Instance Manager, with a completely new interface for managing any instances of Lasso 9 used in development and production. There are the large number of improvements rolled into this release that have been brought through since December 2010 when LassoSoft Inc was formed, as well as defect fixes and documentation strengthening.
- May 05 2011
Lasso Professional 18.104.22.168 Installers for Windows Released
The team at LassoSoft put the Windows installers for Lasso Professional 22.214.171.124 on the shelf of the online store today. The Windows release includes 64-bit connectors and IIS7 configurations. The Lasso Professional 8.6 version is now available for all major platforms.
- April 20 2011
Lasso Professional 8.6 Final released
You asked, we listened! By popular demand, we are pleased to announce the full release of Lasso 8.6, fine tuned with the help of your feedback.
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