LSL Development Framework 3.5.0 Released

LSL is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the LSL Development Framework v3.5.0

LSL has developed an advanced object oriented software development framework to enhance design to delivery times. The development framework provides enhancements to all areas of software design including network applications, database applications, server/service applications, data acquisition and control applications, and general use applications.

Native database driver support for:

Real Server
Oracle 9i, 10g, 11
LSL DB Server
Valentina Server
MySQL Enterprise/Commercial Edition

ODBC driver support for:

MS SQL Server
Oracle 9i, 10g, 11
MySQL Community Edition

Improvements to all database drivers in this release:

* New option for sending all database operations as SQL strings or native binary formats.
* Added new template options for server/service applications.
* Critical bug fix in PostgreSQL DB driver.
* Many overall bug fixes in DB drivers and supporting framework for database applications.
* Updated DB drivers for compatibility with newest available DB versions.

Improvements to all application types:

* Added 6 new database controls for more modern GUI design.
* Updated 5 existing database controls with new capabilities and more flexibility.
* Redesigned registration and key-management routines for better performance, and higher level security for users.
* Updated template options for server/service applications which improve the LDF compatibility with these application types and requirements.
* Updated new development template type for Network Server w/DB Access. Now have 5 fully functional templates to choose from in application design.
* Fixed many bugs in framework.
* Upgraded framework for compatibility with all new versions of various compilers and 3rd party add-ins.
* Updated and enhanced second generation encryption architecture for TCP/IP classes for easy to create and use network applications.

This is the first release of the 3.5.x framework design. Many bugs have been identified and fixed since the 3.4.8 release.

Existing projects based on 3.4.8 can be upgraded in about 1 hour.

Existing projects based on 3.4.7 and earlier can be upgraded in about 6-8 hours on average.

The release of LDF 3.5.0 marks the start of a whole new focus on User Interface design, new GUI controls, upgrades to existing GUI controls, all around user interface improvements.