4D Inc., publishers of the 4th Dimension RAD/RDBMS Environment and 4D WebSTAR Server Suite, is making its 4D Academic Standard Edition available for free to academic and not-for-profit organizations. The free download of 4D Academic Standard Edition is available directly from the company’s Web site.
The 4D Academic Standard Edition product is a full production version with no limitations in functionality, according to Brendan Coveney, president and CEO of 4D. The 4D Academic Standard Edition includes: the 4D application, 4D Runtime and additional 4D utilities.
The 4D Academic Program is designed to “empower the next generation of industry software professionals by offering them access to 4D applications, and to help not-for-profit organizations develop the means to compete in today’s market,” Coveney said. Beyond free and deeply discounted product prices, 4D’s Academic Program makes available free lesson plans, example databases that illustrate relational database application design, theory and more.
4D Academic products are open to academic institutions and not-for-profit organizations located within the U.S. and English-speaking Canada. See the 4D Web site for details.