Power. Flexibility. Speed.
Everything you need to build sophisticated dynamic web sites. Nothing else comes close.

The ultimate

You need to build a 4D-based web site. You want the best, most flexible, most productive and most cost-effective tool available. And you don’t want to learn a whole new tag language.

Active4D is the ultimate 4D web development environment, offering you unparalleled power and simplicity while leveraging your existing 4D programming knowledge. Nothing else comes close.

What a productivity multiplier Active4D is! It clicked with me after a few hours and I delivered the web core of my latest application in a matter of hours rather than days. Active4D makes web development a joy.– John Macrae

Write real 4D code

With Active4D, you aren’t stuck with the limitations (and unreadable syntax) of simple tags, you write the same 4D code you are used to. Use local variables, access fields, call methods, you name it — if you can do it in 4D, you can do it in Active4D, right in your web page.

But Active4D doesn’t stop there. It extends the 4D language itself with much sought after enhancements, like vastly improved string handling, a collection data type (kind of like ObjectTools on steroids), and extensive, integrated regular expression support.

Direct database access

Active4D gives you direct access to the database engine right within the web page — no need to call a 4D method! The full range of database commands is available, including:

  • Queries (built, selection, by formula, with array)
  • Records in selection/table
  • And much more

Built in session support

If you are building a dynamic web site, you need session support. Sessions allow you to store per-user data between requests. Things like user ids, shopping carts, and so on.

With Active4D, session support is built in and integrated directly into the language. You can store any number of named items of any type in a session, including arrays. It doesn’t get any easier.

Instant updates

Because your Active4D code lives in text files, you can update your site without touching your database structure. Just upload the modified files to your site and you’re done. No recompiling. No server restart. No downtime.

Best of all, you are free to use a dedicated programmer’s editor and you can easily keep all of your code under a version control system like git.

The session management alone is worth the cost. And this is just the tip of the iceberg! It’s really the way to go when web programming with 4D.– Michael Larue
Dimension IV Consulting

Try it free!

It costs nothing to try Active4D. You can use it for up to 8 hours continuously before relaunching 4D. This gives you lots of time to play around and even start developing your first great web site with Active4D.

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