Projects were introduced in 4D v17 R5. An architecture representing a giant evolution for 4D applications, projects opened the 4D world to source control tools, collaborative programming, code sharing, modularity, and much more! To make things even better (and simpler), 4D v18 R4 creates new projects by default, while developers – if they choose to do so – can continue to create binary databases via a simple setting.
Project by default
Now when clicking File > New (from both the menu bar and the toolbar), a Project will be suggested by default:
Wondering what happened to the ability to create binary databases? Don’t panic, the option is still available!
In the 4D Preferences, there’s a new “Enable binary database creation” option on the General tab:
Checking this option will add the display of the related binary menu items:
With that being said, nothing has changed with the Open action. You can still open your projects in both formats as you could before.
Projects help you to expand your programming horizons. To help you get started – if you haven’t already – we invite you to check out this series of blog posts, the dedicated Youtube playlist, and join the discussion on the 4D forum.