News

Altura-free 4D Server Windows 64 bits coming soon

4D is moving forward to provide you with a full Altura-free Windows product line. This will allow us to internally use some modern technologies and make you benefit from it, such as support of Single Document Interface (SDI) windows for instance.

End of last year, we did a first announcement to share with you how we will proceed with the removal of Altura. With 4D v16 R2, we have delivered the Altura-free final version of 4D Developer Edition and 4D Volume Desktop Windows 64-bit. The last step is 4D Server, and this will happen in a near future. We are actually going to remove Altura library from 4D Server Windows 64 bits in a coming 4D v16 R-release.

News

4D v16 R3 beta test starts today!

I am pleased to announce that the beta testing of 4D v16 R3 starts today! So what are the new features available in 4D v16 R3 beta?

New perspectives using standard actions

4D v16 R3 is bringing wider possibilities using the standard actions mechanism. As a reminder, standard actions – such as First Record (existing) or color?value=red (new) – can be assigned to a button or a menu item in the user interface or by programming. A benefit is that 4D also automatically handles the menu item deactivation whenever the action is not applicable.

News v16 R2

4D v16 R2 is available!

Upgrade now and benefit from the power of 4D v16 R2. Rapidly create and deploy robust and beautifully designed applications that solve complex problems!

  • Use the 4D Write Pro ruler to easily control the position of elements
  • Query your object fields using criteria on array elements
  • Use the highly professional feature – instant snapshots of 4D data with VMWare vSphere or Windows Server 2016 Snapshot Support
  • Personalize the list box selection highlight color
  • Use the new rendering engine for Web areas based on Blink from Google
  • Use 4D entirely in 64-bit
Events

LR presents the new Cache Manager at 4D Summit 2016

Cache management is actually a key element of the database management, Laurent Ribardière presents at 4D Summit Portland 2016 the new cache manager he implemented in the 4D v16 64-bit version.

Before watching the technical presentation with details about the implementation, we recommend to start with these two blog posts, describing the feature benefit itself:

Product New info in 4D Maintenance and security center MSC

New info available in MSC dialog

If you are using a huge database with a lot of data, you should be very familiar with the 4D MSC dialog. The Maintenance and Security Center contains all the tools needed for information, verification, analysis, maintenance, backup & compacting of data and structure files.

Based on recent feedback from some of our users, we have enhanced this dialog in three ways:

  • A link to the path of the log file has been added
  • New global information on the data is accessible
  • Information about tables are now available in both maintenance and standard modes
Product 4D Database: Search in array attribute

Search by linking array attribute query arguments

Object fields, introduced with 4D v15, allows to store and index unstructured data. This could be a common set of data, like first name, last name, birthday. It could be different data in each record, such as a shop that will need different attributes for shoes (size, color), computers (CPU, memory), printers (color, ink), a list of values or all in any combination.

Here is a real User Story from a 4D customer :

My badge application manages the access rights for each person to a building and for a time slot. This information is stored in a database as an array of objects ( e.g.: {access right, building, time slot} ). I want to be able to look for people who have access to a building during a time slot.”

4D provides several ways to query for data, using index and so extremely fast.

News 4D v15.4

4D v15.4 – macOS 10.12 Sierra and Windows Server 2016 certified

We are pleased to announce that 4D v15.4 has successfully passed the macOS Sierra (10.12) certification process.

If your solutions are deployed on Windows server, you can now upgrade to Windows Server 2016 with confidence, 4D v15.4 being also certified for this new OS.

Upgrade to 4D v15.4 and benefit from the new software corrections and OS certifications. Thanks to this new release, you can run your applications on both mac OS 10.12 and Windows Server 2016 without any undocumented behaviour/change.

To download 4D v15.4, visit your 4D website today.