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Lasso Training | Lasso Consulting
Lasso Master Class    

Lasso Master Class

by Brian Dunning


The Lasso Master Class is available in PDF form. It is also taught in person by Tami Williams, and you can get more information about that here.

What do we get?

You'll receive a printed copy of the latest edition of Brian Dunning's Lasso Master Class book, and also a CD-ROM containing all of the examples used in class. The class is as database-agnostic as possible. FileMaker databases are on the CD. You can also download the databases here.

Versions?

The Lasso Master Class examples use Lasso 8 and FileMaker 7. They should work with later versions as well (but not guaranteed).

      "I just finished my class with Seth. Wow - it was great! I truly appreciate the opportunity that I was given by both you and Seth. He is really an excellent communicator and instructor. I learned so much and definitely have a renewed energy (and knowledge also) towards my Lasso programming. I am looking forward to utilizing much of the information immediately in projects I am beginning and ones that are in process."
- Bonnie Walker



Lasso Master Class - Self Study

 


Get the complete courseware from the Lasso Master Class, including the book and the CD (electronic download only - $99).
I strongly recommend that you get both.
 
 


Get just the courseware (electronic download only - $59).
Introduction to Lasso • What Can I Do When I Leave Here? • Why the Combination of Lasso and FileMaker? • LDML, Square Brackets, and LassoScript • Inlines • Preparing Your FileMaker Database • Using Lasso Studio • Building a Guest Book • Using Includes • Searching and Editing • Conditionals • Important LDML Components • Variables • Variable Scope • Cookies • Arrays and Maps • Working with Sessions • Custom Tags • Corral Methodology • Development Resources • Securing Your Site • A Practical Login System • Moving Between Secure and Non-Secure Pages • Encryption & Decryption • Building a Shopping Cart • Guarding Against Fraudulent Transactions • Much More
 
 


Get just the CD (electronic download only - $49).
Contains all the examples used in the class, in complete LDML code:
A Corral architecture site • A site where you have to log in to view some pages • A site that uses sessions • A site built with Lasso Studio • A site that caches database results from FileMaker so the database need not be accessed more than once • A full-featured online commerce web store that combines everything we've learned
 

What are the prerequisites?

Knowledge of HTML is required. Previous experience building web sites strongly recommended. Previous Lasso experience is helpful but not required.

What if I'm not using FileMaker?

The code we'll be learning applies regardless of the underlying database, so you need not be a FileMaker user to take the class. MySQL users will benefit too.

What are we going to cover?

The CD includes the following demo sites that we'll build together:

  • A Corral architecture site
  • A site where you have to log in to view some pages
  • A site that uses sessions
  • A site built with Lasso Studio
  • A site that caches database results from FileMaker so the database need not be accessed more than once
  • A full-featured online commerce web store that combines everything we've learned

Here are the major sections in the Lasso Master Class courseware that you'll receive:

  • Introduction to Lasso
  • What Can I Do When I Leave Here?
  • Why the Combination of Lasso and FileMaker?
  • LDML, Square Brackets, and LassoScript
  • Inlines
  • Preparing Your FileMaker Database
  • Using Lasso Studio
  • Building a Guest Book
  • Using Includes
  • Searching and Editing
  • Conditionals
  • Important LDML Components
  • Variables
  • Variable Scope
  • Cookies
  • Arrays and Maps
  • Working with Sessions
  • Custom Tags
  • Corral Methodology
  • Development Resources
  • Securing Your Site
  • A Practical Login System
  • Moving Between Secure and Non-Secure Pages
  • Encryption & Decryption
  • Building a Complete Complex Site
  • Guarding Against Fraudulent Transactions