July 3rd Meeting – Lights, Camera, Actions! with 4D for iOS, Will Taylor

Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 12:00 noon, CDT (UTC−5:00)

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4D’s scalable platform helps simplify the creation of successful customer experiences on mobile, web, and desktop devices.  4D is making leaps and bounds in the development of their latest and simplest mobile solution, 4D for iOS.

4D for iOS is an amazing new development that allows for the rapid prototyping of native iOS applications to extend the functionalities of your existing 4D applications.

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May 8th Meeting – 4D at Sweetwater Sound: This one goes to 11! Joel Levy

Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 12:00 noon, CDT (UTC−5:00)

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4D at Sweetwater Sound: This one goes to 11! Joel Levy

Sweetwater Sound is one of the largest online retailers of musical instruments and pro audio equipment in the United States and beyond.  Since its start in 1979, Sweetwater has been making musicians’ lives better by providing every customer with a Sales Engineer.  A Sales Engineer is a customer’s “person on the inside”, reaching out to share deals and promotions, following through on previous purchases, and helping guide a customer through any sized purchase.  Whether you are buying a pack of guitar strings or building a professional grade recording studio, your Sales Engineer will be there every step of the way.  But who is there for the Sales Engineer?

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March 13th Meeting – mdWebSocket, 4D WebSockets component, Matt Davis

Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 12:00 noon, CDT (UTC−5:00)

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mdWebSocket, 4D WebSockets componentMatt Davis

The web is a powerful platform!  This statement is not new in 2019, but it is constantly evolving and giving developers new and creative ways to reach the end user.

This demo will highlight a 4D component that provides Web Socket communication from within 4D to a web client (Chrome/Safari/Firefox/Edge/etc).  Web Sockets are a (semi-) new way to keep a connection open with a web client to the server for real-time communication.

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January 16th Meeting – Kentika: an API for efficient electronic document management in 4D, Alexandre Bernard

January 16, 2019, 12:00 noon, CST (UTC−6:00)

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Kentika : an API for efficient electronic document management (EDM) in 4DAlexandre Bernard, Ph.D

Kentika is a French company that has been developing electronic document management (EDM) software in 4D for the last 30 years. Now with about 2000 installations, mostly in Europe and Canada, the PRO version of Kentika allows users to manage all kinds of documents and metadata as well as associated access rights and flows.

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November 15th Meeting – Using 4D v17 Dynamic Forms for Custom Label Printing, Tim Nevels

November 15, 2018, 12:00 noon, CST (UTC−6:00)

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Using 4D v17 Dynamic Forms for Custom Label Printing, Tim Nevels

Tim Nevels, President of Innovative Solutions, will give us a backstage tour of a recent project he is working on in which printing labels is a major part of the database application. Literally thousands of mission critical labels are printed each day by each client in the format that they prefer — and in some cases require.  The content and position of items on the labels change with every new client in order to support many different types of label printers and precisely positioned necessary label content. Continue reading

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September 26th Meeting – Subforms as dynamic data objects – Rethinking the 4D form, Kirk Brooks

September 26, 2018, 12:00 noon, CDT (UTC−5:00)

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Subforms as dynamic data objects – Rethinking the 4D form, Kirk Brooks

Kirk Brooks of The Energy House will introduce you to the new way of thinking about the whole structure of a 4D database as compared to simply figuring out how to make it do what 4D has always done before.  This 4D v17 demo encapsulates new approaches to interface development with a focus on object based definition of dynamic forms and subforms made available via component.

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August 8th Meeting – Configuration management for IT infrastructure using 4D, Balinder Walia

August 8, 2018, 12:00 noon, CDT (UTC−5:00)

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Configuration management for IT infrastructure using 4D, Balinder Singh Walia

Let’s dive deep into the cloud and check out a 4D demo application running on Amazon Web Services (AWS)! See how the entire infrastructure, like EC2 instances, web server config, networking, ports, passwords, etc., can be fully automated and managed by 4D and Ansible Automation and Configuration management tool.

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