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4D has announced the availability of 4D v12.1 Hotfix 3.

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The first complete beta of 4D Web 2.0 Pack v12 – which includes the new Mobile 4D component – is now available. 

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4D has announced the availability of 4D v12.1 Hotfix 2.

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Apple is launching its Mac App Store this week, and it promises to do for Mac desktop applications what the iTunes App Store has done for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. 4D is pleased to announce that you may begin submitting your own 4D applications for distribution via the Mac App Store.

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4D is pleased to announce the availability of Hotfix 1 for 4D v12.1, as well as Hotfix 2 for 4D v11 SQL Release 8.

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Last week, 4D developers from the Netherlands gathered for the Dutch Devcon, hosted in... Paris! Well, more precisely in Clichy, at our office. 4D and Inventive (our Dutch distributor) organized the trip for developers.

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A new flavor of 4D Server has shipped with version 4D v12.1: 4D Server v12 64-bit for Windows. Able to allocate more than 4 GB of RAM (the limit for 32-bit applications), 4D Server is more scalable (that is, “able to support the required quality of service as the system load increases” - per Wiktionnary). It supports more simultaneous connections, allocates a much bigger cache, and can handle more pictures, BLOBs, etc.

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You know 4D Pop.


Today, we will talk about a new 4D Pop module, shipped with 4D v12.1: KeepIt.


Please note the first sentence has no question mark: “You know 4D Pop – period”. This is on purpose: All 4D developers know what 4D Pop is. I am aware that writing this could be inappropriate: If a reader does not know 4D Pop, he/she could then feel a bit uncomfortable. But this can’t happen: All 4D developers know what 4D Pop is. QED.

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This isn't the latest slogan from a movement of angry accountants, but a very serious proposition that I'd like to cover today.


In our profession as application developers, we have ever-growing masses of data to store and to manipulate. More and more often we have to produce results based on this mass of data, and understandably our users don't want to wait too long for a response while they query the database, looking for a specific result, a list, or a dashboard.

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A major work of the 4D documentation, the “Design Reference” manual is now available in dynamic HTML format in the 4D Doc Center. Completely revised and updated for version 12.1, this manual describes the entire 4D design environment, from the Structure editor to the Application builder, including every major element such as the Form editor and the Maintenance and Security Center.


This manual now enjoys all the benefits of 4D Doc Center interactivity including advanced features like associating custom key words with topics. Also, searches throughout the 4D documentation will be enhanced by including results from this manual. For example, searching for the word “menu” will now return articles describing the Menu editor in the Design environment in addition to commands from the Menu theme of the Language Reference manual.


To access the "v12 Design Refence" now, click here.


We hope that this manual will meet your documentation needs for the 4D development workshop. Please feel free to share with us any remarks or suggestions for improvements.


The Documentation Team

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