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LassoSoft Inc. Announces New LassoLab IDEOpen Source LassoLab Integrated Development Environment Merges Tools and Resources Into a Single Platform (May 28, 2012)
NEWMARKET, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 05/28/12 --
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The new LassoLab integrated development environment (IDE) for the Lasso programming language has been released, offering the Lasso development community an integrated platform for accessing and using a wide range of development tools.
Based on the Eclipse IDE, LassoLab brings together Lasso-specific code folding, syntax highlighting, debugging, and more, all in a single interface. It also provides direct access to reference materials, formal documentation, and the LassoTalk community forum, allowing developers to learn and to engage with others as they code. Developers can also manage multiple projects at one time within the LassoLab interface.
"This is the biggest release in Lasso since we started," said LassoSoft's lead developer Kyle Jessup, following the LassoLab announcement by CEO Sean Stephens at the Lasso Developer Conference in Toronto over the weekend.
Among the most highly anticipated features are a comprehensive debugging functionality that gives the developers more flexibility in how they test code. This includes a hierarchical view of the calling stack that provides visual context for investigating and addressing issues. The tag swap provides pre-formed code that is open source and acts as a code assembly starting point, allowing developers to leverage code that others have written and to share their own examples.
LassoLab is a free, open source download, and future plans include LassoSoft opening the way for other developers to create plugins for the LassoLab IDE. It will also become the platform for additional paid plugins from LassoSoft, such as the upcoming Profiler plugin, which will identify inefficient functions in Lasso code to assist in code optimization.
Lasso is an application server and scripting language used by web developers around the globe. It can be employed on a number of platforms for a wide range of end use systems, and is used by both individual developers and government and large-scale corporate organizations. The three advantages the company advocates are speed, security, and the "elegance" or simplicity of the code for developers.
About LassoSoft Inc.
Following a series of evolutions, the Lasso programming language has found a home in Canada with long-time evangelists of the product, Treefrog Interactive Inc. Treefrog and LassoSoft Inc. CEO Sean Stephens acquired the intellectual property of the former LassoSoft LLC in December 2010, and has proceeded with his team to build on the strengths of the programming language by engaging the international community of developers loyal to the platform. Lasso has a 15-year history of serving such businesses and organizations as Apple, NASA, the United Nations, National Geographic, Cisco, The Golf Channel, GE, and Volvo.
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