Blue World Communications has extended compatibility of their Lasso line of web database applications to include Macromedia's Dreamweaver 3. The company is releasing a version of Lasso Studio that will work exclusively with the upcoming Dreamweaver 3 package from Macromedia. According to Blue World Communications:
Blue World Communications, Inc. today announced that the forthcoming Lasso Studio for Macromedia Dreamweaver will operate exclusively with the recently announced Macromedia Dreamweaver 3. Lasso Studio for Dreamweaver--currently in private beta testing--provides a complete Web application development environment for rapidly building sophisticated database-driven Web applications. Lasso Studio for Dreamweaver will offer the first comprehensive solution for building robust dynamic Web applications entirely within Dreamweaver, a leading web site authoring solution from Macromedia, Inc.
"New and current customers who have seen demonstrations of Lasso Studio for Dreamweaver have expressed overwhelming enthusiasm for this product," said Bill Doerrfeld, president and CEO of Blue World Communications. "Blue World is excited to soon deliver on the promise of providing Web application developers and Web designers a ground-peaking solution which dramatically eases the process of building database-driven Web sites."
Complete Web Application Development Environment
Lasso Studio for Dreamweaver will introduce a visual, structured development environment for building database-driven Web applications aimed at meeting the needs of beginning and advanced users alike. Beginners will be able to Web-enable databases within mere minutes of installation. Lasso Studio Configuration Wizard links database schema information for dynamic display throughout Lasso Studio for Dreamweaver. Lasso Studio Form Builder allows beginners to instantly create database-linked Web forms. Developers will engage the full power of custom editing enabling the guided creation of complex, accurately coded programming constructs using the Lasso Studio Property Inspectors, Tag Editor, Tag Selector, Sub-Tag Editor and more.
Supports Multiple Databases and Platforms
Combined with the new Blue World Lasso Studio Web Data Engine 3.5.5--previously referred to as Lasso Developer 3.5.5--, Lasso Studio for Dreamweaver will allow Web developers to quickly Web-enable FileMaker Pro databases as well as any ODBC-compliant database--including Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, Sybase, Informix and Microsoft Access--using a common, intuitive tag-based approach--without requiring SQL programming. With the database and platform independent architecture of the Lasso Web Data Engine, solutions created using Lasso Studio for Dreamweaver can easily migrate and scale across multiple databases and platforms with little or no change to one's code.
Lasso Studio for Dreamweaver is scheduled for release in December 1999 and will be available for US$299 as an electronic download version, and US$349 for the boxed version. You can find more information at the Blue World Communications web site.