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Omnipilot Offers Free Lasso Education Curriculum Package For Colleges And Universities

Four well-documented solutions included LASSO SUMMIT - OmniPilot Software, developers of Lasso, today introduced The Lasso Education Curriculum Package during Lasso Summit 2006. This package includes one Lasso Professional Server 8.5 license, 30 developer licenses, and a sample pack containing four well-documented solutions, written in curriculum style, to enable qualified instructors with the tools necessary to teach student programmers how to use Lasso to develop data-driven Web sites.

The Lasso Education Curriculum Package is free for qualified instructors. Lasso is middleware that installs onto your Web server and allows you to build and serve dynamic Web sites. The pages on your Web site can draw data from any number of data sources including MySQL and FileMaker Pro. Web applications can be created easily and quickly with far less code than ColdFusion, ASP, PHP, or JSP.

Web sites developed using Lasso can make use of over one thousand tags that perform math and string operations, display dates, manipulate XML data, create PDFs, modify images, send mail, download mail, process SOAP and XML-RPC operations, and much more.

The Lasso Education Package includes a sample pack of four well-documented solutions to create blogs, quick polls, message boards and collaborate solutions. The package includes one license of Lasso Professional Server 8.5 and 30 developer licenses for student programmers. The entire package is available on disc or can be downloaded by a qualified instructor directly from OmniPilot's Web site [retired]

The Blog solution teaches beginners and advanced users alike how to create an online diary, or web log. Once authenticated, a user is permitted to create new entries for their personal blog. Each entry consists of a time-stamp, a title, and a message body. Other users are permitted to post comments related to the entry.

The Quick Poll solution enables Lasso beginners to build a quick poll directly to the site they are developing. Quick polls are designed to get a quick read of the public's opinion on current issues within a short timeframe. When a visitor submits a vote, a result graph will display the outcome to date. The questions and responses are usually displayed for general entertainment purposes and do not reflect statistical data.

The Message Board solution allows student programmers to integrate discussion forums directly to their Web sites. Through message boards, people can swap messages, share ideas, make virtual friends and have conversations online. Respondents can post replies to the featured discussion topics and interact with other users.

The Collaborate solution enables knowledge sharing among a group of developers and administrators in order to streamline the development of Web sites from remote locations or geographically dispersed teams.

About OmniPilot Software

OmniPilot Software, Inc. is a software development company offering cross-platform business management solutions designed to help small-to-mid-sized businesses (SMBs) optimize their online presence. In 2006, OmniPilot celebrates the 10-year anniversary of Lasso, which survived the boom and bust of the era because of its loyal following. It has grown from a simple scripting language on the Mac to an enterprise programming language for Mac, Windows and Linux. Lasso is a secure corporate alternative to open source Web development languages. OmniPilot's software is used by over 15,000 corporations worldwide from The Golf Channel to NASA, as well as over 1,000 educational institutions from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to the University of Houston (UH) to name a few. For more information visit [retired] Media contact: Valerie Milkins, 954-874-9000 or

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