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Planet 4D to be Distributed by Deep Sky Technologies, Inc.

Premier Magazine for 4th Dimension Developers

Vero Beach, FL - Wednesday, January 9th, 2002: Deep Sky Technologies, Inc., a 4D tools developer, distributor, and hosting firm and Editions des Sources, the publisher of the French 4D technical magazine Planete 4D, have entered into an agreement for Deep Sky Tech., Inc. to distribute Planet 4D. Planet 4D is the English version of the highly successful and popular technical magazine for 4D developers.

Each issue of Planet 4D contains articles directed towards three different levels of skills for 4D developers:

  • "Getting Started" for novice developers;
  • "Mastering" for experienced developers;
  • "In-Depth", covering fundamental techniques of 4D

Regular columns within Planet 4D include "Spotlight on a Command", "A Question of Style", "The Grumbler", and much, much more. No 4D technical publication contains more useful techniques as Planet 4D contains in every single issue.

"We are pleased to add this valuable resource to our product offerings", said Steven G. Willis, President of Deep Sky Technologies, Inc. "The technical content of Planet 4D is unmatched in the 4D world. Our goal at DSTi has always been to provide the best technical content to 4D developers and Planet 4D surpasses this requirement very easily."

"The responses from the English speaking 4D world has been very positive so far", said Bernard Fevat, Senior Editor at Editions des Source. "The continued assistance of Deep Sky will help speed the inception of Planet 4D by English speaking developers worldwide."

Subscriptions can be placed immediately on the Deep Sky Technologies, Inc., web site. And, during the month of January, to continue the celebration of Deep Sky's 5th anniversary, subscriptions are available at a 10% discount.

Developers Everywhere are Talking

"Planet 4D has technical information that is not available from any other source. Highly recommended."

 - David Adams, Island Data Management
       December 15th, 2001

"They put on a great presentation at the Summit, the sample issue looked great. I'm in."

 - Eric Landmann, Landmann Interactive
      December 15th, 2001

"It is incredibly important that all developers are aware of the excellent quality of this publication."

 - John Macrae, Lamina Limited
      December 16th, 2001

"I can understand some French, but I don't write or speak it too well. However, I still find reading the French edition gives me more information than I thought I'd get from it... Having written a couple of articles for Planete 4D, I can honestly say that it has been a great experience working with some excellent developers and a great editorial team. Knowing that each article is meticulously checked by a number of experts (both technically and for spelling and grammatical errors) before going to publication is a great confidence booster. One thing worth remembering is that France is probably 4D's second biggest market, accounting for a large proportion of 4D's revenue split and that many of these guys started using 4D two versions before us. That's a lot of expertise which because of the language barrier, we hear little about unless we subscribe to the French mailing list, 4D-forum. Planet 4D really helps bridge this gap by publishing useful information for every 4D developer, no matter what level. I for one am really looking forward to seeing more of these articles in English. It may give me less of a reason to improve my French, that's a small sacrifice ;-)"

 - Mark Mitchenall, mitchenall.com
      December 17th, 2001

Request a Free Abstract

A free abstract containing three articles is currently available. This abstract contains articles sampling each of the skill levels represented in actual articles available in every issue of Planet 4D:

  • Getting started: this article explains the concept of Boolean values;
  • Mastering: explains how wonderful wrapping is;
  • In-depth: goes deep inside 4D's indexing mechanism.

To request a your own free copy of the Planet 4D abstract, just fill in the form located at:


Subscriptions to Planet 4D

Subscriptions to Planet 4D directly with Deep Sky Technologies, Inc. Pre-subscribing now to Planet 4D allows you to reserve your subscription and your credit card will not be charged until the first issue is ready to print. We are so certain that you will be happy with the technical quality of Planet 4D that we are even allowing pre-subscribers to purchase only the first issue before deciding whether the extend their subscription to six or twelve issues. The following are the standard subscription pricing and options for this exciting new technical publication available directly for the 4D community:

Planet 4D, 12 Issues $296.10
Planet 4D, 6 Issues $170.10
Planet 4D, 1 Issue $34.20

* All prices are in US dollars.

The month of January marks the 5th anniversary of Deep Sky Technologies, Inc. Discounts on all products and services have been extended to cover the subscriptions placed for Planet 4D during this special month. Any subscriptions placed this month for Planet 4D receive a 10% discount on the standard subscription price, making subscription pricing during this month only:

Planet 4D, 12 Issues $266.49
Planet 4D, 6 Issues $153.09
Planet 4D, 1 Issue $30.78

Every issue of Planet 4D will be packed with information directly applicable to the 4D technical community. Each issue is filled with 15 to 20 articles spread across approximately 90 pages. A professional editorial and content board assures great accuracy in all of the technical information and professional layout and printing assures you of a quality publication in each and every issue.

Support this exciting new publication for the 4D community by subscribing today!

Current subscribers to Dimensions Magazine are eligible for a special discount when cross subscribing to Planet 4D. Through January 15th, 2002, cross subscriptions are available at a 30% discount from the normal subscription price. Over a course of a 12 issue subscription, this saves you over over $100.00! Use the following links to take advantage of this cross subscription offer:

Planet 4D, 12 Issues $207.27
Planet 4D, 6 Issues $119.07

Subscriptions can be placed online at the Deep Sky Technologies, Inc., web site:


Follow the Products link to find details on Planet 4D and to place your subscription. Or, go directly to the subscription page located at:


Subscriptions will continue to be available from the Planet 4D web site located at:


The sole difference between subscription locations is the availabilty of subscriptions in US dollars from the Deep Sky Tech. web site and Euros from the Planet 4D web site.

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:


Based in Lambesc, France, Editions des Sources is an independent editor company whose principal aim is to provide a community and high quality technical help for developers. Founded in 2000, Editions des Sources is the publisher of Plan¸te 4D and Planet 4D, the international magazines for 4D developers. Plan¸te 4D is the French edition born in 1999. The English edition was announced in 2001 and will be launched with it's first issue in 2002. The Editorial Board of Plan¸te 4D organized the French 4D Summit "Universitˇ 4D" 2000 and 2001. For more information, please contact our web site at:


For more information contact:

Steven G. Willis
President, Deep Sky Technologies, Inc.

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


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


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