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Free Webinar: Introduction to Wakanda

Join us for an introduction and presentation of Wakanda. Listen in as David Robbins demonstrates the top 10 features of the latest release.


The webinar will take place on 5 January 2012 at 9:00 a.m. PST. To participate, simply register for free.

4D Launches Wakanda Public Beta

4D today announced Wakanda public beta, a free open source Rapid Application Development platform (RAD) to create business applications for the Web and mobile platforms all in HTML5 and JavaScript. Wakanda is a powerful development technology for building data centric business Internet applications. It increases developer productivity, integrates with complex enterprise environments and delivers rich and interactive experiences for users.


“With the Wakanda development platform, developers can now utilize greater technology stack integration with fully integrated framework, datastore and server.” Said Laurent Ribardiere, Wakanda creator and CTO at 4D. “Developers no longer need to pick and glue separate pieces unike for a PHP/MySQL/Apache solution.”


Wakanda Public Beta now available

The latest version of Wakanda – 4D's free, open-source development platform for creating Web and mobile business applications – is available for all to download as a beta.


Those interested in Wakanda may now begin to fully test the platform, as this beta is feature frozen and close to what will be the production version, slated for release in early 2012. Developers are invited to begin creating projects and reporting any problems or concerns to the Wakanda team to ensure a high-quality product upon its official release.


The Wakanda public beta can be downloaded here.


4D v12.3 Hotfix 2 is now available

The second Hotfix release for 4D v12.3 is now available to 4D Partners.

4D v12.3 Hotfix 2, like Hotfix 1, addresses a number of issues in 4D and 4D Server, as well as two bugs each in 4D View and 4D Write.


Hotfix 2 was released less than 24 hours after Hotfix 1, due to an issue wherein Hotfix 1 would fail to launch on machines running Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. Hotfix 2 takes care of this problem.


4D v13 beta announced

Attendees at 4D Summit 2011 in Boston were given a first look at 4D v13, the upcoming version of 4D's flagship product line. It was further announced that the latest version of the leading business application development platform is now available for beta testing.


Boasting over 200 new features, 4D v13 has been designed to make your development better: Both in terms of the features and functionalities you can bring to your 4D applications, and to the daily task of writing and maintaining code.

New features range from interface enhancements to major augmentation of Web-oriented technologies to introspection capabilities to database performance enhancements.

Those present in Boston were given a copy and beta license for 4D v13.

Wakanda: High Web Development Productivity

Application development as practiced today is known to require heavy investment in detailed technical knowledge causing professional developers to sink years of learning and practice in order to achieve proficiency in language or system... 


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The Show Goes On

Despite having nearly cleared out the open bar and devoured everything from lamb chops to lobster rolls to potato pancakes at Wednesday night's Welcome Reception, 4D Summit 2011 attendees once again filled the Rooftop Ballroom at Boston's Omni Parker House Hotel for the Thursday morning keynote.


4D Summit 2011


The capacity crowd lined up early and packed the house to watch senior evangelist Thibaud Arguillere and software architect Sergiy Temnikov show off 4D v13's new HTTP capabilities, namely the Web server and HTTP client.


Playing a Full House

With attendance the highest it's been in years, there was a packed house for the first keynote presentation at 4D Summit 2011. Two hundred developers packed into the rooftop ballroom of Boston's Omni Parker House Hotel to learn about 4D's recent achievements, as well as get a look at what to expect in the near future.


4D Summit 2011 Keynote


Kicked off by master of ceremonies Melinda Gallo, 4D Summit 2011 began with a review of 4D's recent achievements, current financial health and growth, and put an eye on the future of the development platform.


4D Summit Conference to Kick Off on Wednesday, October 12, in Boston

4D, Inc. will kick off its annual worldwide 4D Summit conference with a keynote address on Wednesday, October 12 at 8:30 a.m. A team of 4D executives led by Luc Hollande, 4D’s CEO, will deliver the keynote. 4D Summit will offer in-depth sessions about 4D, the world’s most advanced development platform for business applications.



“This year, we will give developers an early look at the powerful new technologies that form the underpinnings of 4D,” said Hollande. “At 4D Summit, we will be giving our developers a technology preview so they can see the incredible progress we’ve made on 4D, generating the enthusiasm to work with us as we move toward its next release.”


4D v12.3 - now available

4D has just released the latest update to its primary product line, 4D v12.3.


The new release includes certification for Mac OS X Lion and new features that help generate applications for Apple’s popular Mac App Store. Plus, fixes and stability improvements to v12 existing features.


The 4D v12.3 update is available at no cost to all registered 4D v12 users. Upgrades can be downloaded here.


New customers and existing customers wishing to upgrade to 4D v12 can do so immediately at the 4D Store.


4D v12.3 is also available for a free, 30-day trial period.