4.4.3 Using 4D and 4D Server for Client-Server and Stand-Alone Applications
4D (4th Dimension) and 4D Server are excellent tools for developing stand-alone, client-server and web solutions for small and medium sized businesses and departments in large corporations.
4D is extremely flexible and can fit into a variety of environments. It can support Windows, Macintosh and web clients. It can connect to ODBC-compliant databases and connect natively to Oracle, Sybase, MySQL and others. It also supports xml-based web services (SOAP, WSDL) which is increasily important in a "Web 2.0" environment.
Slicksurface's Technical Director, Jay Harper, one of Slicksurface's founding partners, has been working intensively with 4D since 1991. He has worked on some truly demanding projects and can handle just about any issue a 4D database application may encounter.
Jay Harper has been involved in the development of the following client-server and stand-alone 4D-based applications (for experience with 4D-based web sites, click here):
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