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Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Memory Leak In 4D’s PROCESS HTML TAGS

I’m now taking the policy that if 4D asks me to do their QC work for them, then I’ll post the problem publicly… I’m sorta tired of them not taking quality control seriously. Case and point – I gave them a test case that showed a memory leak when generating HTML documents. They narrowed it […]

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Thursday, October 14th, 2010

4D’s direction with v13 and Wakanda

UPDATE: A couple days after writing this blog post, Jean-Michel Biraghi, 4D’s Director of Marketing, pulled me aside for a chat. I’ve revised the blog post based on that discussion… I’m not doing a blow-by-blow blog of 4D Summit this year. But I am twittering things blow-by-blow – Check out my Twitter feed for all […]

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Sunday, October 12th, 2008

My Personal Thoughts on 4D Summit

Last year’s Summit saw 4D taking a giant leap forward with v11, but it wasn’t all there (no 4D Server v11). This year’s Summit was more about delivering for the real world and refinement. 4D Server v11 SQL really is pretty cool, and quite powerful. A lot of what it was about was discussed last […]

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Friday, October 10th, 2008

4D Summit Q&A Wrap-Up

[These are notes from 4D Summit 2008] Dot notation vs. the language – They’ve been working on a new language for 4D. They’ll be following ECMAScript. It’s too early to be specific. SQL Views – not in v11, but should be in the next version. Components will have data files in the next version – […]

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Friday, October 10th, 2008

Turbocharging 4D v11 SQL

[These are notes from 4D Summit 2008] Presenters: Olivier Dechanels, Thibaud Arguillere How the datafile is organized… Each block in 4D’s data file is 128 bytes. Each block can only hold one item. An item may take more than one block and if so, they must be contiguous. In the future they plan on having […]

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