Developer DVD #24 - September 2014

A complete Firebird package: IBPhoenix is now shipping its twenty fourth Developer DVD.

The Developer DVD contain's the leatest version of the The Firebird Book: a Reference for Database Developers - Edition II (upto date to Firebird 2.5) as well as binaries for all the latest builds and installs for Firebird (1.0.x, 1.5.x, 2.0.x. 2.1.x and 2.5.x) plus all the other Firebird related software. The DVD also contains other documentation, drivers, tools, and source code. Also included on the DVD is an application that allows a user to browse and search their own copy of the Firebird support and developer archive lists.

More details about the DVD · Order your own copy · About the book

Firebird Conference 2014: Registration

Registration is available : conference package (2 days) is 120.00 Euros only or for a group of three attendees 330.00 Euros.

Firebird Conference 2014: Main Topics and Speakers

There will be 2 simultaneous threads for the two full days. Here is the schedule.



The Firebird Book: a Reference for Database Developers - Ed. II

by Helen Borrie

The Firebird Book: a Reference for Database Developers - Edition II is now availble directly from IBPhoenix in both a three volume printed book format, Volume 1: Firebird Fundamentals, Volume 2: Developing with Firebird Data and Volume 3: Administering Firebird Servers and Databases. and also in electronic format (e-book) on the Developer DVD or as an immediate download. It covers Firebird upto V2.5.

Firebird Goodies

Want your own Firebird T-Shirt or Polo Shirt to impress your friends and advertise your favourite open source database?

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Latest News


The Firebird Conference 2014 schedule is now available.


Thomas Steinmaurer (video) discusses different aspects on how to use the Firebird Trace API and FB TraceManager in high load (production) scenarios.


More mini-interviews with speakers at Firebird Conference 2014

Jiri Cincura, developer of Firebird.NET

— Jiri, why do you think people will be interested most of all in your presentation?

If you're an .NET developer working with Firebird you need to catch up with all the changes that happened during a year. There's a lot of improvements and you might actually benefit from some of these pretty well. Also might be a good recap of some new features in Firebird.

— What do you like most of all in Firebird? and What is your most favourite feature/improvement in Firebird 3?

— How clean and transparent is in outside. I'm really looking for proper SMP support. Also as a provider writer the external stored procedures/triggers/... are really interesting. Although there's probably a lot of work to do (and it's not moving further much). See you soon in Prague!

Pavel Cisar, IBPhoenix

Pavel , What do you think people will be interested in most of all in your presentations?

IBPhoenix provides information, support and development services to Firebird users for fourteen years, so we've got a lot of experience with a wide range of problems that these users encounter. We're creative and always look for new ways how to solve their problems more effectively, and where appropriate we make tools that help us get the job done. In my presentation I'll share my experiences using monitoring tables and trace and audit services to solve various problems. I'll focus on what they are good for and the methods and tools that worked best for me.

— What do you like most of all in Firebird? and What is your most favorite feature/improvement in Firebird 3?

Firebird is simple (to use and manage) yet is also a very powerful and flexible engine with great support (drivers, libraries, applications etc.) and vibrant community. It's not good for everything, but works well for most cases. I'll always go with Firebird as my first choice, and look for other solutions only in rare cases where Firebird is not good enough.

About Firebird 3, it's hard to pick one favorite feature/improvement as every one of them is important and contributes IMHO equally to make V3 an awesome release.


Upscene releases Database Workbench V5.0.4


node-firebird a pure JavaScript and asynchronous Firebird client for Node.js V0.2.0 is available.