November 13th Meeting – Art Institute of Chicago API, Nikhil Trivedi + Illya Moskvin

Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 12:00 noon, CST (UTC−6:00)

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Art Institute of Chicago API, Nikhil Trivedi & Illya Moskvin

In the year leading up to the Art Institute of Chicago’s 2018 website redesign, a team of internal developers created a central repository for all of our public data—collections as well as digital catalogs, in-gallery experiences, events, shop products and more. Utilizing a microservices architecture, our data hub fuels a rich experience on our website, mobile apps, and more, and eases system integration by providing a single, searchable, unified API.

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September 25th Meeting – AJ Suite of Components, Gabriel Inzirillo

Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 12:00 noon, CDT (UTC−5:00)

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AJ Suite of ComponentsGabriel Inzirillo

AJAR SA is the Swiss 4D Distributor. It has more than 25 years experience in distributing 4D Solutions to the Swiss and Liechtenstein markets.  AJAR’s expertise in 4D is far more than simply distributing the 4D Solution.  AJAR SA offers many services such as first level support, consulting, training, and audits.  All of that combined with a tight relation with 4D SAS gives their partners the best service possible.

Since a long time ago, AJAR SA have proposed some components to the 4D developers (ToolTip, Regex, etc.), but those components were never harmonized and some were even never released.  In that matter, AJAR is now bringing forth some tools that can help 4D developers to build applications with some nice UI features as well as some well-designed tools to help solve some daily business issues.

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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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