We have deployed 17 beta on our live internal company datafile. We are very excited to announce that we are seeing some amazing performance improvements in the large process functions. When creating the BAS we are experiencing up to 12 times speed increase, processing Month End has shown up to 10 times increase in speed. These very large processes typically can be time consuming and we are very happy to report these huge time improvements, this will be a huge time saving improvement which will have a dramatic effect for all our clients.
Version 17 has hundreds of new features with 64 Bit Mac and Windows forming the foundation. Some of the new features are:-
4D Write Pro keeps offering more and more programming capabilities! Let’s say you want to programmatically change the style of a table, paragraph, or image in an existing 4D Write Pro document. With 4D v17, it’s possible! Now you can access any element or part of a document, by programming. These parts, called elements, will be returned either as a collection thanks to the WP Get elements function, or as a single element with WP Get element by ID function.
Taking effect on May 25, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) imposes new privacy restrictions governing the collection and use of personal data of European Union (EU) citizens. And as a first step to help you get more insight into the GDPR law, we’re pleased to announce the first part of a GDPR dedicated guide: General Data Protection Regulation and 4D.
Imagine a way of using your database with an object-oriented approach, without worrying about its physical structure. Imagine that you could maintain multiple current selections at the same time or that you could perform recursive queries in a single line of code. Well, this is now a reality thanks to ORDA. With 4D version 17, your code can be written in an object-oriented mode, and you can easily navigate through your entire data model.
After introducing Perfect Forward Secrecy, the security level of 4D Web server has been increased again with the support of HTTP Strict transport Security (HSTS). Henceforth, 4D Web server is compliant with the very latest security protocols. Simply upgrade to 4D v17 and enable HSTS to get the A+ ranking (the highest level) from SSL Labs for your web sites.