On October 24-25, 2014 in Prague, we hosted an international conference of Firebird. Attended by 110 participants, 18 speakers presented 23 interesting presentations.
The conference was open with core developers of Firebird Dmitry Emanov and Vlad Khorsun, with reports about new features of Firebird 3, which is preparing to release in early 2015, and Firebird 4 (2016). The most important news is the reduction of a release cycle, and focus on the fault tolerance and performance.
This year’s conference received a strong Russian presence in addition to core developers from Russia were Pavel Zotov (Firebird QA) with a presentation about a realistic test of highly databases Firebird, Roman Simakov, a leading developer Red Database (commercial version of Firebird with certification for the Russian state organizations ) and Alexey and Dmitry Kuzmenko Kovyazin of IBase.ru ( IBSurgeon ).
In addition, 2 platinum and 1 silver sponsor was from Russia – Moscow Exchange, iBase (IBSurgeon) and RedSoft respectively.
Of course, in addition to Russian, were speakers from the USA, Brazil, UK, France, Netherlands and other countries.
Special guests, speakers at the conference were Ann Harrison and Jim Starkey. Jim Starkey is known for being the original developer of InterBase (back in the 80s), and architect solutions such as Falcon (MySQL), NuoDB, Netfrastructure and AmorphousDB.
Firebird driver developers, Jiri Cincura and Mark Rotteveel, spoke about Firebird.NET and Java. The second talk of Mark’s was about Java and jOOq was also supported by Lucas Eder, original creator of jOOq.
You can download all the presentations from the conference as a single archive:
or view them separately (along with some selected photos from the conference):