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ORDA – Optimize performance with full control over REST requests

With a previous version, you discovered how ORDA REST requests had been automatically optimized to increase performance when working with a remote datastore and client/server configurations.

You learned that you can use contexts to take advantage of the automatic ORDA REST requests optimization.

That was a significant step, but now we offer to have complete control over the behavior of your REST requests. Since performance is a strategic concern, you must be eager to discover this new feature!

And that’s not all; new tools are now available to help you understand and debug your issues.

Keep reading for a complete presentation.

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A Seamless Way to Manage Parameters

In the declaration of a function or method, you explicitly define its parameters. Then, when calling that function or method, you can pass fewer parameters to it if some are optional. Or, if you used the declaration with ${n}, the number of passed parameters is variable. In this case, you use the Count Parameters command with a loop over the arguments. This code works flawlessly. Still, it’s a little bit heavy.

You asked us for a lighter way to handle parameters, and we listened. Starting with 4D v19 R5, we provide you with a new command, Copy parameters, allowing you to write a seamless, more elegant, and easier-to-read code. 

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4D for Mobile: What’s new in v19 R5

With every release, the list of 4D for iOS and 4D for Android features is growing bigger. And this feature release is no exception. Without further ado, let’s see what 4D v19 R5 has in store for you:

WHAT’S IN IT?

For 4D for Android and 4D for iOS Editor

  • Goods news! The interface of the editor is fully compatible in dark and light modes.

 

For 4D for Android (already available in 4D for iOS):

  • Turn your application into a barcode scanner to fill in a text input,
  • Allow to sign directly in the application delivery, an intervention report, an estimate,
  • Interact with different applications by touching a field on the screen:
    • an address to automatically display a map showing the location,
    • a phone number to call or add to contacts,
    • a mail to open the mail app,
    • a URL to open an URL in the default web browser.
  • Create your own Kotlin formatters for your specific needs.
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4D v19 R5 Beta starts today

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of beta testing for 4D v19 R5. You told us where you are going next, and this release —like the one before and the ones to come — has the features to help you get there ? 

 

 

 

  • Besides introducing data contexts, 4D benefits from an upgraded SpreadJS version that brings many enhancements, such as the print interface. 4D View Pro is taking it to a whole new level.
  • 4D Write Pro has its share of new features: table headers, linked paragraphs, data contexts, and many improvements to the interface widgets — offering you even more possibilities to produce documents that meet your requirements.
  • We’re offering you better control over the ORDA contexts and cache for both Client/Server and REST to improve performance.
  • We completely reorganized the diagnostic logs, giving you a better-filtered content (log levels such as trace, debug, info, warn, and error).
  • And you can now get rid of unnecessary libraries (e.g., CEF/Web Area, PHP) to reduce the size of your applications.
  • Much more awaits you! 

Download 4D v19 R5 now (Exclusive to 4D Partners)

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4D v19 R4 is Here

We’re thrilled to announce that 4D v19 R4 is now available! A feature-rich release that goes all out ✨ 

Besides the monthly Hot Fixes, here’s an overview of what this feature release has in store for you:

Download 4D v19 R4 (monthly Hot Fixes available)

  • Upon your request, we introduced support of high-resolution displays, such as 4K displays, in Windows, which results in sharper text, highly detailed photos, and ultimately a more defined user interface for business applications.
  • Another highly requested feature is now available: the possibility to launch an external process asynchronously to enhance your users’ experience. 
  • As for the 4D language, we couldn’t be more excited to share the many improvements we made available to elevate your coding experience. From jump statements and short-circuit evaluation to ternary operators and compound assignment operators.