(March 23, 2020)
|operating system||Mac OS X , Windows|
|programming language||C ++|
4th Dimension (or 4D ) is a development environment for database applications. 4D was originally developed for the classic Mac OS . 4D has also been available for Microsoft Windows since 1995 . The manufacturer of 4D is the French company 4D SAS .
Since the first version of 4D in 1984, which Laurent Ribardière implemented as a relational database ( RDBMS ), the product has continuously developed from a single-user application to a client-server system with numerous plug-ins and interfaces via ODBC to other common ones Database systems like ( MySQL or Oracle ). In 1992 the 4D client-server version was introduced.
With the current version of 4th Dimension (4D v18) it is possible to create single-user applications, client-server solutions, web server integration and other web service-oriented applications (such as SOAP - XML ) with just one product. 4th Dimension is available in languages such as German, English, French, Spanish, Japanese, Hebrew, Arabic and Korean.
|Legend:||Old version||Older version; still supported||Current version||Current preliminary version||Future version|
|Major version||Initial release||Latest version||news|
|v18.x||January 16, 2020||Current version: v18.1||Version control, database encryption, 4D for iOS , Remote Datastore, SMTP protocol, ZIP, new variant data type, 4D Write / View Pro extensions|
|v17.x||July 10, 2018||Current version: v17.4||ORDA (Object Relational Data Access): object-oriented access to the database, object notation, collections|
|v16.x||January 10, 2017||Older version; no longer supported: v16.6||Multithreading processes, preemptive web server , new cache manager , 4D Write Pro extensions|
|v15.x||July 16, 2015||Older version; no longer supported: v15.6||First version of 4D Write Pro, first version of 4D View Pro (list box extensions), LDAP support , new field type object in the database engine , 4D tags - smart templates, extended analysis functions and optimizations, 64-bit 4D server for Mac|
|v14.x||December 12th 2013||Older version; no longer supported: v14.6||4D Mobile, structured JSON objects , SQL views, new file system|
|v12.x||June 3, 2010||Older version; no longer supported: v12.6||64 bit 4D server for Windows, PHP integration , synchronization and replication|
|v11.x||September 25, 2007||Older version; no longer supported: v11.9||New database, Unicode, SQL engine|
|2004.x||August 31, 2004||Older version; no longer supported: 2004.8||Revised user interface, ODBC commands , 4D Customizer, 4D Backup and 4D Engine|
|2003.x||March 17, 2003||Older version; no longer supported: 2003.8r2||XML , web services , embedded compiler|
|v6.8.x||April 15, 2002||Older version; no longer supported: v6.8.6|
|v6.7.x||November 6, 2000||Older version; no longer supported: v6.7.5||Components, SSL, inheritable forms|
|v6.5.x||May 18, 1999||Older version; no longer supported: v6.5.9||130 new commands, Runtime Explorer, new form editor, improved indexing|
|v6.0.x||1997||Older version; no longer supported: v6.0.6||Integrated web server|
|v5.5||1995||Older version; no longer supported: v5.5||Cross-platform compatible (Mac / Windows)|
|v5||1992||Older version; no longer supported: v5||Client-server architecture|
|v4||1989||Older version; no longer supported: v4||Multiple workstations, compilers|
|v3||1987||Older version; no longer supported: v3|
|v2||1986||Older version; no longer supported: v2|
|v1||1985||Older version; no longer supported: v1|
|Silver surfer||1984||Older version; no longer supported: ABCBase|
- Jan L. Harrington: An entirely new dimension. Software Review: 4th Dimension. Evaluation . In: MacUser . tape 3 , no. 11 , 1987, ISSN 0884-0997 , pp. 98 .
- Ezra Shapiro: Kernel Into the 4th Dimension, Part 1: First impressions of 4th Dimension on the Macintosh, E-Mail updates, and more . In: byte . tape 12 , no. 11 , 1987, pp. 269 .
- Louis E. Jr. Benjamin: Taking the fourth. 4th dimension . In: MacUser . tape 4 , no. 4 , 1988, ISSN 0884-0997 , pp. 118 .
- Jeffrey Young Carl Warren: The data chase. Macuser Labs evaluates seven relation databases . In: MacUser . tape 4 , no. 12 , 1988, ISSN 0884-0997 , pp. 159 .
- 4th Dimension provides Mac / Windows integration. 4th Dimension 3.5 relational database . In: Software Magazine . tape 15 , no. 9 , September 1995, ISSN 0897-8085 , p. 135 .