Exenevex, SA has released a cross platform demo version of MySQLConnect for 4D 1.0, a 4th Dimension plug-in that provides connection routines between 4th Dimension, 4D Server, 4D Runtime, 4D Runtime Classic, 4D applications and MySQL Databases Servers.
But let’s back up.
MySQL is an open source RDBMS that comes with 70 percent of Web hosting plans over the world, according to
MacTech magazine. It runs on a variety of operating systems, including Mac OS X, Mac OS X Server, Linux, FreeBSD, Windows NT/2000 and more. It’s mainly used with
Apache /PHP to build dynamic Web sites for eBusiness solutions.
Using MySQLConnect for 4D, 4D developers have a set of 4D routines to manage connections to/Disconnection from MySQL Databases Servers; structure SQL queries (Create/Alter/Drop Databases & Tables); data SQL queries (Insert/Update/Delete data); administration SQL queries (Grant/Revoke); support for 4D datatypes including BLOB & PICTURE data types; and internal mechanisms to manage simple quotes used in SQL queries.
Using MySQLConnect for 4D, 4D developers can create systems to manage, exchange and synchronize 4D Applications with eBusiness Web hosted solutions, or simply use 4D as a GUI (graphical user interface) generator for distant MySQL systems.
MySQLConnect for 4D 1.0 is the first release in a suite of data management oriented 4D Plug-ins that will be released soon by Exenevex, SA. MySQLConnect for 4D 1.0 Mac OS will be available to orders soon directly from the company’s
secured store area. A demo version with documentation is