Our top 10 blog posts from 2017!
From Object Notation to 4D Write Pro and security to straightforward tips, 2017 had it all! Let’s take a look back with ten of our most-read posts. Here are the topics that grabbed your attention in 2017:
4D v16.3 ready for download
We are pleased to announce the latest update to our 4D v16 product line: 4D v16.3.
4D v16.3 is certified to work with the latest OS versions, namely macOS High Sierra (10.13) and the latest Windows 10 update.
To download 4D v16.3, visit your 4D website today.
Use DIALOG instead of MODIFY SELECTION
There is an old saying: “Old is gold” meaning that new ways are not as good as the old ones. But the new way to say is “Old is gold but new is platinum“. We are not referring to jewelry here but two of 4D commands: MODIFY SELECTION and DIALOG.
4D v16.2 ready for download
We are pleased to announce the availability of the latest update to our 4D v16 product line: 4D v16.2.
In addition to software corrections, 4D v16.2 contains the xerces library upgrade to version 3.1.4.
To download 4D v16.2, visit your 4D website today.
4D v16.1 ready for download
We are pleased to announce the availability of the latest update to our 4D v16 product line: 4D v16.1.
In addition to software corrections, 4D v16.1 contains the Open SSL library upgrade to version 1.0.2k.
To download 4D v16.1, visit your 4D website today.
4D v16 is now available!
Thanks to its new features and advanced core technologies, 4D v16 enables you to create and run scalable, rapid, flexible and engaging applications, easily adaptable to changes in business needs. It helps you speed up development and cut complexity, so you can focus on your priorities and seize new opportunities. You can check the complete list of 4D new features. Some of the 4D v16 key advantages are summarized here after.
Web Server in preemptive mode
We are moving forward with 4D v16 on preemptive multi-threading as the 4D Web Server is also becoming preemptive. Just click one checkbox and your application will support more simultaneously connected users, and process more requests in parallel. For requests using a lot of CPU time, execution can be up to 2 times faster!
Boost your performance with the new cache manager
The 4D v16 version has definitely been designed for better performance and scalability. In addition to major features like preemptive multi-threading, 4D v16 64-bit is embedding a brand new cache manager for a optimized handling of objects in cache memory avoiding any fragmentation issues.
The new cache manager improves the usage of very large cache for modern computers (with 64 or even 128 GB of Cache) allowing to take advantage of low RAM prices to have even large databases fully in memory. It also improves the situation of small cache size with very large data files, by decreasing the amount of unloading memory with increased support of priorities for data objects to be hold or released from cache.
MSC now helps you to find deprecated images
QuickDraw/QuickTime pictures (PICT format) are deprecated since 4D v11 and must be replaced by modern picture formats (such as PNG or JPEG). New 64-bit versions of 4D no longer support PICT images. So the challenge is to find them in your old applications.
New preferences in Method Editor
You want to visualize occurrences of a given variable in the 4D method editor? Or you find your method code too heavy with all those block icon and lines everywhere that it’s becoming hard to read?
With 4D v16 new preference options are available in the code editor to make the 4D developers’ life easier!!
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