it's only outdated for those that use PDO. The other millions of websites still using mysql are still functioning just fine. Like mysql PDO has it's issues also, just read about it on the php forum. Eventually you will need both ways and webassist will probably make that happen and be more professional at it. I like doing business IN THIS COUNTRY and having instant access to tech support. Just keep in mind that all GOOD software needs to be backward compatible or it is useless. Right now webassist gives me not only data assist but also gives me mysqli which I use on newer builds..