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Deep Sky Technologies, Inc., Announces Release of HTTP Client Deux v1.0.0b02

Public Beta of New 4th Dimension Component

Vero Beach, FL - Thursday, June 28th, 2001: Deep Sky Technologies, Inc., today announced the release of beta 2 of HTTP Client Deux v1.0.0 for Macintosh and Windows. HTTP Client Deux is a 4th Dimension component which provides a comprehensive set of HTTP and HTTPS request methods for use throughout 4D based projects.

HTTP Client Deux provides many automation and management functions for use in writing HTTP request and response processing code. It automatically handles most of the common operations involved in managing HTTP communications in 4D.

"HTTP Client Deux provides a very powerful piece of functionality to 4D developers", said Steven G. Willis, President, Deep Sky Technologies, Inc. "With HTTP Client Deux, it becomes a very simple matter for 4D programmers to integrate data from, and interact with, web sites throughout the internet. With only a few lines of code, 4D can easily include such functionality in their applications; and, they don't even need to learn the specification for HTTP to make it work."

HTTP Client Deux works "on top" of TCP Deux, another 4D component available from Deep Sky Technologies, Inc. TCP Deux provides completely transparent operation with 4D Internet Commands v6.7.x, Internet ToolKit v2.0.x, and Internet ToolKit v2.5.x; any of these plugins can be used without any coding changes. The only exception to this is for HTTPS requests to function properly you must be using a valid copy of ITK Pro v2.5.x.

TCP Deux and HTTP Client Deux do require that the BASh 4D component be installed for it to operate correctly. BASh is a 4D component available for free from DSTi and it handles all of the core routines needed to properly run TCP Deux and HTTP Client Deux.

The beta for HTTP Client Deux is open to the public. The HTTP Client Deux component requires no serialization as it works with TCP Deux directly. A full manual, explaining every call and feature available in HTTP Client Deux, is included with the component.

The beta for TCP Deux is open to the public. The TCP Deux beta archive contains serialization for using the component through the end of July 2001. A full manual, explaining every call and feature available in TCP Deux, is included with the component.

Separate 4D components for additional high level TCP protocols will be released by Deep Sky Technologies, Inc., in the coming weeks. Common TCP protocols which will be made available will include SMTP, POP3, FTP client, and many more.

Features in the HTTP Client Deux component

The functionality available in the HTTP Client Deux component include:

  • Single method call for all common HTTP/HTTPS request;
  • Support for GET, POST, and HEAD requests;
  • Automatic argument encoding for POST values;
  • Response header and content parsing routines;
  • HTTP response code extraction routines;
  • Low level, fully customizable request interface;
  • Transparent support for IC v6.7.x, ITK v2.0.x, and ITK v2.5.x;
  • Full SSL support for HTTPS when using ITK v2.5.x.

The HTTP Client Deux component requires the BASh and TCP Deux components be installed to operate properly. The TCP Deux component is available directly from Deep Sky Technologies, Inc, and provides a transparent TCP layer between 4D and TCP plugins. BASh is available for free from Deep Sky Technologies, Inc., and provides essential routines needed by all 4D programmers.

Pricing and Availability

The HTTP Client Deux component is available for free to all beta testers and owners of TCP Deux. There are no licensing or deployment restrictions of any kind for the HTTP Client Deux component.

The HTTP Client Deux component can be downloaded by following the Downloads link on the Deep Sky Technologies, Inc., web site, located at:

     http://www.deepskytech.com/

About Deep Sky Technologies, Inc.

Based in Vero Beach, Florida, Deep Sky Technologies, Inc., provides software development, consulting, hosting, and colocation services. Founded in 1997, Deep Sky Technologies, Inc., develops and supports a wide variety of software development tools and services to aid in the creation of custom applications and web sites for the Macintosh and Windows platform. For more information, please visit our home page at http://www.deepskytech.com/.

For more information contact:

Steven G. Willis
President, Deep Sky Technologies, Inc.
sgwillis@deepskytech.com
http://www.deepskytech.com/
(561) 794-9494

You can also join the Deep Sky Technologies, Inc., announcement mailing list. Subscriptions can be placed online at:

http://www.deepskytech.com/mailinglist_signup.html

All trade names referenced in this document are the trademark or registered trademark of their respective holder.

BASh, TCP Deux, SMTP Deux, POP3 Deux, FTP Client Deux, HTTP Client Deux, and eTrans are copyright Deep Sky Technologies, Inc.

4th Dimension, ACI, ACI US, 4D Compiler, 4D, 4D Server, 4D Client, and 4D Insider are trademarks of 4D, Inc.

4D Internet Commands plugin is provided courtesy, and with permission, of 4D, Inc.

Internet ToolKit plugin is provided courtesy, and with permission, of Christian Quest.

Macintosh and MacOS are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc.

Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.

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