Pre-requisites: Database Management Systems
4GL systems- Scope, Application and Method of Evaluation.
Program development with intelligent workstations- Distributed information services and Management - PC to mainframe links.
SQL dialects- Embedded SQL- QUEL- QBE Paradox QBE - Constraints. 4GL systems, Software development components and building blocks.
Data Communication Interface - Query Languages. Package Concepts and Components- forms, report writers, utilities- Front end products.
Database programming - Case Studies in 4GL and 5GL.
1. Simon Holloway, "Fourth Generation Systems: Their Scope and Method of Evaluation", 1985, Chapman and Hall
2. Dimitris N Chorafas, "Fourth and Fifth generation Programming Languages", 1986, Addison Wesley