FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ObjectTools upgrade offer extended to September 30th
Innovative 4th Dimension plugin has a new version and a new home.
New York, NY – Sunday, September 2nd, 2001: Aparajita Fishman today
announced that the free upgrade offer for ObjectTools will be extended to
September 30th. Current owners of ObjectTools can upgrade to 1.6 for free.
ObjectTools is a 4th Dimension plugin which provides a suite of commands
for creating BLOB-like data structures called “objects”.
Formerly sold by Automated Solutions Group, sales of support of ObjectTools
are now handled by Aparajita, the author, at http://aparajitaworld.com.
Version 1.6 of ObjectTools is a minor update which fixes a few bugs and
adds some user-requested features, as well as a dramatically improved PDF
An All-Purpose Tool
ObjectTools is an all-purpose tool which solves or simplifies many common
problems faced by 4D developers.
“ObjectTools is an incredibly versatile product that should be added to
every developer’s toolkit,” said Doug von Roader of SE Software, Inc.
“ObjectTools adds flexibility to how 4D systems are architected, it allows
you to improve how your code is designed and programmed, and it can
significantly reduce bugs in 4D code.”
“I kicked myself for not buying this plug-in sooner,” remarked Mark
Mitchenall, author of Expat4D. “After doing some testing, especially for
speed, I was really sorry I didn’t buy it a long time beforehand. The uses
are endless, but as a programming aid, it’s one of the most useful plug-ins
Jeffry Kain said, “This was the first project for which I’ve used
ObjectTools, and in the hundreds, maybe even thousands of lines of new code
I did not have to use a single process variable. It’s quite a refreshing
way to program in 4D. Way fewer bugs in the final product, too. I can’t say
enough good things about this plugin.”
Features of ObjectTools 1.6
ObjectTools eliminates the limitations of 4D BLOBs and adds many new
features not available with BLOBs. Using ObjectTools, 4D developers can:
– Store and retrieve any 4D data type (except for 2D arrays) by name
in any order, eliminating the need to remember and use numeric offsets
– Access elements of arrays in an object without retrieving the array
from the object
– Store and retrieve an entire record from any table with a single command
– Embed objects within objects to create hierarchically structured data storage
– Save and restore objects to and from BLOBs
– Dramatically reduce process and interprocess variable usage
– Easily package data for interprocess messaging
– Develop in an object-oriented style
Pricing and Availability
ObjectTools 1.6 is $270 per developer per platform. Through September 30th,
upgrades from previous versions are free. After September 30th, upgrades
from previous versions will be $19.95.
A full working demo of ObjectTools can be downloaded from Aparajita’s web
Current owners of ObjectTools should read the upgrade instructions at:
ObjectTools runs on Macintosh and Windows with 4D version 6+.
About Aparajita Fishman
Based in New York City, Aparajita Fishman provides software development and
consulting services, in addition to running The Oneness-Fountain-Heart, a
gourmet vegetarian restaurant voted best in Queens.
Aparajita has been writing world-class tools for 4D developers since 1989,
when he released Easy4D, one of the first development shells for 4D. In
addition to QuickCode Pro, Aparajita also authored and sells Active4D (a
web scripting engine) and QuickCode Pro (a plugin which dramatically
improves the 4D method editor).
For more information, please visit Aparajita’s web site at
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