Author: Caroline Briaud

Caroline Briaud
• 4D Product Team Leader •Caroline joined 4D SAS in July, 2013 as an Engineering Manager responsible for new features definition. Caroline helped the Engineering team to put in place the R-release concept, with the new development process definition and its application within 4D’s engineering teams.Caroline is now leading the 4D Product team, mainly made up of Product Owners which are representing the customers within Engineering.Caroline started her career as a software developer in the mobile phone industry. She specialized in program management with an American company in an international context spread across US, India and China.
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How ORDA will change the way you work

Imagine a way of using your database with an object-oriented approach, without worrying about its physical structure. Imagine that you could maintain multiple current selections at the same time or that you could perform recursive queries in a single line of codeWell, this is now a reality thanks to ORDA! With 4D v17, your code can be written in an object-oriented mode, and you can easily navigate through your entire data model.

ORDA was one of the major announcements of 4D Summit 2018, opening a world of new possibilities in 4D. It’s now time to give you more details about the ORDA features available with 4D v17. To do so, we’ve prepared a series of blog posts dedicated specifically to ORDA core concepts and related features. And we’ll release them, one after another, day after day.

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The complete Windows 64-bit product line is now Altura-free

We are pleased to announce that 4D v16 R4 is the very first version where the whole 4D Windows 64-bit product line is no longer relying on the Mac2Win library from Altura! As announced in last April, in this strategy announcement post, we have done the work on 4D Server Windows 64-bit, which was the last step to reach.

Our Windows 64-bit product line can now fully take advantage of some modern technologies and make you benefit from it, such as support of Single Document Interface (SDI) windows for instance, also delivered with 4D v16 R4!

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4D v16 R4 Beta starts today!

I am pleased to announce that the beta testing of 4D v16 R4 starts today! 4D v16 R4 is one of the feature-richest R-release ever delivered! There is so much to tell, I don’t know what to start with…

4D v16 R4 beta introduces 4 major product features, among others:


  • A major 4D language enhancement with the object notation, making the developer’s life easier!
  • Real tables in 4D Write Pro, answering the most-asked feature request for the old 4D Write.
  • The Single Document Interface (SDI) mode making your Windows 64-bit application entering a new world where application windows are all independent!
  • The first step of the 4D View Pro spreadsheet as a Preview, lifting the veil on a powerful spreadsheet solution for your 64-bit applications.
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4D v16 R3 is available!

Upgrade now and benefit from the power of 4D v16 R3, available today for download!

Take advantage of our new features to optimize your programming productivity and easily design your custom 4D Write Pro interfaces in just a few clicks.