January 18th Meeting – New 4D Write Pro, Roland Lannuzel

January 18th, 2017, 12:00 noon, CST (UTC−6:00)
116 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago IL 3rd floor
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Special Topic:
New 4D Write Pro features that end users will love and give developers a new level of programatic document editing.
Roland Lannuzel

4D applications that work heavily with documents often rely on templates to generate invoices, reports, orders and more. Templates can be tricky to produce. Building them requires an advanced end user or developer.  With 4D v16 plus 4D Write Pro, your applications and 4D code gain access to the new concept of bookmarks.  

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How do you connect to 4D?

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Goodnight MosesWalker

Redirect your bookmarks!  After years of operating under the GitHub account named MosesWalker, I decided to rename it to 4DMethod to avoid confusion and make it easier to find.   All previous example code and demos are still available at https://github.com/4dmethod.

 

 

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December 7th Meeting – 4DListbox Component, Bruno Raeymaekers

December 7th, 2016, 12:00 noon, CST (UTC−6:00)
116 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago IL 3rd floor
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Special Topic:
4DListbox Component – Bruno Raeymaekers

Bruno Raeymaekers of HBO Latin America will demo his 4DListbox component that increases your productivity in setting up and maintaining list boxes.
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Dual Nature Of Objects

Exploring some interesting behaviors of the C_OBJECT variable type in 4D.  What is the true nature of the Object… pointer or primitive?

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Apply To Selection?

Old School Optimization
Explore the performance differences in 4D between a few commands that can be used for the same purpose but have extremely different processing times that may not immediately be apparent without testing…  Apply To Selection, Array To Selection, and Save Record/ Next Record.

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October 12th Meeting – Storage on the cloud with 4D and S3, Bruno Legay

October 12th, 2016, 12:00 noon, CDT (UTC−5:00)
116 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago IL 3rd floor
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Special Topic:
Cloud based storage with 4D and S3 – Bruno Legay

With Amazon’s Simple Storage Service (S3), it is possible to give your 4D application a taste of the cloud!  S3 can be used to store files, images, blobs, objects, and whatever else makes sense for your application.  S3 is cheap, resilient and flexible and can be accessed via a REST API.  In the demo, we will look at a component which makes it easy to integrate S3 in your 4D environment.  The component is free and provided with source. Continue reading

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