BLOGS

4D BLOGS - AUGUST, 2011

07/05/2012

4D v13.1 is the latest public update of the 4D Product Line

 

This stabilization release is recommended to all 4D v13 users. It includes improvements to the following products : 4D and 4D Server, 4D ODBC Driver, 4D Pack, 4D Write and 4D View. Please note that the 4D Internet Commands plug-in is unchanged, and for technical reasons has kept its original number (13.0).

 

4D v13.1 is the latest version of 4D's flagship product line. Many users have already taken advantage of 4D v13, benefiting from its smooth upgrade process and its appealing new features such as richer data visualization, latest web technlogy and increased productivity. This new release adds about 140 new improvements that you can leverage right away.

 

The 4D v13.1 update is available at no cost to all registered 4D v13 users. Upgrades can be downloaded here.

 

New customers and existing customers wishing to upgrade to 4D v13 can do so immediately at the 4D Store.

 

4D v13.1 is also available for a free, 30-day trial period.

 

Happy coding!

 

The 4D Team


06/28/2012

4D has announced the immediate availability of both the open source and commercial versions of Wakanda, the popular JavaScript development platform.

 

Coming off a successful beta program, Wakanda is today providing developers with a first-ever full-stack JavaScript development platform for Web and mobile business applications. The new Wakanda foundation relies on best-of-breed technology: Web and mobile applications, a development studio, client framework, NoSQL database, server and model-driven architecture. Web applications developed with Wakanda are easily deployed on the cloud. The company is offering an open source community version and a commercial version of Wakanda.
 

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06/22/2012

Just a quick update today, prompted by a The Tech Report article presenting an in-depth analysis of the plummeting cost of SSD's over the last year. I've also been watching the prices daily, read on for more details.

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06/19/2012

If you're at all involved in other projects besides 4D you're probably aware of GitHub, or perhaps you've heard of it otherwise (I mentioned it during the recent webinar about SVN and 4D).

 

GitHub is hugely popular with the Web-development crowd and, to a larger/growing extent, anyone involved in the Open Source community. It might seem strange that 4D, being a proprietary platform vendor, would get involved with GitHub (or maybe even look like band-wagoning :). That's definitely not the case though, this is really a guerrilla effort to get the 4D community out in the open in a more structured fashion. If you want access to some cool 4D tools, or have something the contribute, read on!

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06/14/2012

The consumer SSD space is evolving at quite a rapid pace, so I've decided it might be useful to the 4D community to try to do a regular series of updates as I come across interesting SDD news items. I'm calling it the "4D SSD Watch". I'm also a huge advocate for the switch to flash storage, so I do this not because I think I'm an expert but, rather, because I'm trying to keep a close eye on this stuff. For this update I'm looking at three important items:

 

  • SanDisk, purveyor of all things flash (except SSD's until now) has made a rather strong entry into the consumer SSD market.
  • Intel has discovered a non-fixable flaw with their series 520 SSD's and is offering a full refund on the drives.
  • Apple continues its proprietary ways with yet another non-starndard SSD configuration in the new MacBook Pro.

 

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06/06/2012

The third Hotfix release for 4D v13 is now available to 4D Partners.

 

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06/05/2012

At first, I had the idea to name this article "If you seek me, you will get me." But it was a bit too easy. And, after all, not that funny (and I wanted a funny title). I looked at something else and found "Seek me, get me". But… removing a couple of words doesn't make it any more funny. That's why I finally decided upon a title that is not funny. It was a painful decision, but somebody had to make it and I was alone in my head at this time. So, "Query and Find" came up to my mind. Hmm. No. Still not working. Even worse: One could think I'm going to talk about the database engine, while I'm actually talking about the "Find in Design" functionality.

 

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05/30/2012

Unique stack of integrated technologies programmable with JavaScript provides simplified development for web and mobile app developers.

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05/24/2012

4D has just released the latest update to the 4D v12 product line.

The new release includes fixes and stability improvements for 4D and 4D Server, as well as the 4D Internet Commands, 4D Pack, 4D View and 4D Write plug-ins.
 

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05/23/2012

The second Hotfix release for 4D v13 is now available to 4D Partners.

 

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