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

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Following up on my last blog post, and also on some of the information I presented in the 4D Summit 2011 Pre-Class, I've updated one of my systems to an Intel 7-series motherboard and benchmarked a RAID 0 SSD array. Read on for the results!

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Exciting news this week as Intel has announced (via journalists apparently, I can't find an official posting) that the TRIM command is now passed though to RAID 0 SSD arrays.

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After a number of partial communications regarding compatibility between 4D and Mountain Lion since the release of the operating system last week, we are now able to conclude our various tests.


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Mountain Lion has just joined the club of the most popular felines in the world, and those of you who won't wait a single minute to install Mac OS X 10.8 will discover rather quickly one of the new features of the operating system called Gatekeeper.


Gatekeeper is designed to protect users from malicious downloads and by default blocks opening executables that haven't come from the Mac App Store or that aren't signed with a certificat formally identifying the developer via Apple.


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Today I posted an update to the CodeExport GitHub project to remove its one and only plug-in dependency (for compile-time at least). Thanks to Kirk Brooks for pointing out the problem! Read on to find out what I did.

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


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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


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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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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