4D v19 is now available! Footprints can help you upgrade to this latest update of the 4D platform. Some of the exciting changes that come with 4D v19 include:
- Support for Apple's New M1 Processors
- Modernized object oriented programming to simplify and streamline development and updates
- Project Mode code structure for Better Deployment Options
- 4D for Mobile
- ...plus many new and improved developer capabilities for newer, modern features & applications
- ...plus all the improvements of past 4D updates!
Whether you have tried to stay current, or have intentionally held back from upgrading, Footprints' extensive knowledge and expertise with 4D will bring your 4D application up to date.
So, which version of 4D are you upgrading from?
Now is a great time to start planning and evaluate what it will take to bring your system up to date with 4D v19 for compatibility with today's systems. Companies that rely on Apple systems will especially need to examine what it will take to support the new Apple computers with Apple's M1 processor and the new macOS Monterey!
4D, Inc. will continue to support 4D v18. Should there be a day when 4D, Inc. no longer supports 4D v18, Footprints will continue to support customers who rely on 4D v18 as best we can in the OS's your system was developed for.
The transition from 4D v18 to 4D v19 should be relatively smooth for you. Even so, Footprints can examine your source code for compatibility with today's operating systems, and recommend updates and enhancements that will help you extend the utility of your system.
Upgrades from 4D v17 are usually not that challenging. You may find you can address other functional needs while upgrading, like making it easier to do remote work. 4D v19's new capabilities offer many more opportunities for your system to modernize with your business.
You don't have to discard your investment! Footprints can help you evaluate the benefits of upgrading to 4D v19. Footprints can also help you assess the best way to migrate to newer platforms, if that is where your vision is leading. As 4D experts, we can ensure critical logic survives regardless of the path you choose.
Today's operating systems expect 64-bit applications. For example, 4D v16 is an older 32-bit program and will not run under macOS Catalina, Big Sur or later! By upgrading, customers would see better performance and scalability with 64-bit operation.
If your system is more than 10 years old (i.e. started life before 4D v11), there will likely be aspects of your system that will need to be updated given the way in which 4D has evolved over the years. Footprints can help you work through those extra hurdles. Certain coding techniques used in these older versions may need to be modernized.
Footprints can even upgrade you from very old versions of 4D! We have upgraded clients who held out at versions of 4D as old as v6.5!
Footprints, Inc. offers extensive experience in 4D development. We've been working with 4D since version 1, and have partnered with 4D all along!
Our development staff includes a highly skilled mix of youthful and seasoned developers. We plan to be around for a while!
With 4D, we are frequently able to provide solutions in a more cost-effective manner compared to our competitors. Furthermore, we can readily incorporate web-based solutions and mobile solutions into the mix for a complete system meeting all of your needs.
We like to encourage a little cautious patience before jumping to just-released software. But if you are a bleeding-edge push-the-envelop fast mover, we're here to back you up!
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