4D, Inc., publishers of the 4th Dimension RAD/RDBMS Environment and 4D WebSTAR Server Suite, has announced 4th Dimension 2003, now with support for integrated Web Services, application integration, and more.
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With Web services and application integration capabilities, 4th Dimension 2003 allows different applications to reuse each other’s data and functionality, according to Brendan Coveney, president and CEO of 4D Inc. The new tool also includes an integrated compiler, increased scalability, new printing and reporting features, and beef-up developer programming capabilities such as the new Method Editor.
4th Dimension 2003 includes integrated support for SOAP, XML and WSDL in its Web Services support. Web services server and client support are included to provide scalable development capabilities. Plus, wizards create all the code necessary to call Web services. XML import/export and programmatic XML parsing is also now included from directly inside 4th Dimension 2003, according to Coveney.
For developers, the new Method Editor lets developers further customize printing processes. An integrated compiler gives developers the ability to compile code from directly within Mac OS X at up to 50 percent faster, Coveney said.
4th Dimension 2003 also provides a new reporting engine that makes customized report generation even easier. A Quick Report Editor gives users different ways to create reports, including cross-tab and list reports. And direct output to HTML and XML formats lets 4th Dimension 2003 receive and send reports via the Web and Web services with new options. For more info, check out the 4D Web site.