updated 10:20 pm EST, Tue February 26, 2002
Blue World has released Lasso Professional 5, an update to its Web developer and database tool. Version 5.0, a "major" update, adds an embedded MySQL database server and a new distributed architecture. Other changes include improved extensibility and customization, redesigned and rewritten documentation and about 200 new features. Lasso Professional Standard and Developer sell for $1300 and $800, respectively--with $100 discounts for electronic purchases. Upgrades for Lasso Web Data Engine 3.x users are $600 electronic/$700 boxed edition.