4D

OPEN STANDARDS

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It's our mission to enable you to quickly develop business solutions that are intelligent, powerful, and ready for the future.

 

Numerous standards

We talk a lot about cross-platform and inter-system compatibility as a way for your 4D-based solutions to integrate well with others and to stay up-to-date with the latest technology.

 

For developers, standards are also a way to save valuable time and money.

 

Employing standards, there is a vast amount of existing resources to help your development efforts. Whether they are SQL databases you already work with, third-party web services you have yet to discover, or a wealth of expertise with a particular internet technology – you’ll spend less time re-treading work that’s already been done, and more time coming up with innovative new solutions.

 

In fact, the more standards you incorporate, the easier it becomes to grow your business.  Supporting your users is easier when you’re using well-documented, widely-adopted technology. And when the time comes to hire or work with other developers, you’ll spend less time training them. 

 

 

 A partial list of standards supported by 4D

Data Transfer

DOC
HTTP
RPC
SOAP
SQL Pass-through
TCP/IP

 

Database Interfaces

OCI
ODBC
SQL
MySQL

Data Formats (Text & Binary)

XML
DOM
SVG
BLOBs
JPEG/GIF/PNG/BMP

EXIF
Unicode

Internet Data

HTML

PHP
Ajax
Javascript
CSS
Flash
Flex
Adobe AIR