4D Inc. announced on Thursday the release of
Macro Pack, a free collection of 17 macros for the company’s database applications development environment. The macros, which can be saved as XML files and given custom names, can generate oft-used code and help programmers work more efficiently. Among the included macros are: Doc 4D, which uses Doc4D comment blocks to create API documentation; Modularize, which assists with breaking large methods into smaller ones; DeclareSoap, which turns 4D methods into Web services methods; and CreateObject, which generates scripts that can access COM objects. Macro Pack is available for download from the 4D Web site.