Delphi 11 Alexandria Has Been Released

From Marco Cantu blog

A new version of Delphi, version 11 Alexandria, has been released. Yesterday we run a very successful preview/launch webinar, with many attendees a a large number of questions asked (many hundreds, literally). It was a bit exhausting but certainly nice.

Over the coming weeks I’ll go into more details on some of the new features and quality improvements in the product. For the time being, I’m just going to share a series of relevant links (with comments).

Follow the link to read further .

FireDAC in the new release offers specific improvements for Firebird databases

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IBX 2.4.2 is now available for download

MWA Software is pleased to announce the release of version 2.4.2 of IBX for Lazarus. This version adds support for the Firebird 4 IBatch interface. It also fixes some minor bugs. Version 2.4.2 supports all Firebird releases from 2.5 onwards.

The Firebird 4 Batch Execution interface applies to Update and Insert queries only (i.e. not update/insert returning) and can be used to batch up many separate queries to be executed as a single operation. This can be used to minimise the client/server interfaces and to optimise server update/insert times.

Support is provided by the Firebird Pascal API and exposed via TIBSQL.

It is available for download from

https://www.mwasoftware.co.uk/ibx

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New release of Firebird driver for Python v1.3.0 is available with Improved Firebird 4 support

New release of Firebird driver for Python v1.3.0 is available for download with Improved Firebird 4 support.

The firebird-driver package provides official Python Database API 2.0-compliant driver. In addition to the minimal feature set of the standard Python DB API, this driver also exposes the new (interface-based) client API introduced in Firebird 3, and number of additional extensions and enhancements for convenient use of Firebird RDBMS. The driver is written as pure-Python package (requires Python 3.8+) on top of Firebird client library (fbclient.so/dll) using ctypes. Driver supports Firebird version 3.0 and higher.

You can download this driver from PyPI or or install it using pip.

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Golang Firebird Driver version 0.9.2 released with a few Firebird 4 features

Golang Firebird Driver version 0.9.2 released with a few Firebird 4 features and fixes :

  • Support negatives INT128 #132
  • Fix decode Int128 #131
  • Upgrade mathutil to v1.4.1 to support RISC-V x64 #122
  • Update README.rst – current supported go is 1.15 #121
  • Support INT128 for Firebird 4.0 #129
  • Move calcBlr() to xsqlvar.go c19e7b9
  • Fix time(stamp) with timezone. issue #128 

You can install it with go get github.com/nakagami/firebirdsql

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Migration Guide to Firebird 4

I’m proud to announce that my new eBook, Migration Guide to Firebird 4, will be released in 23, August. The eBook has 219 pages, and it is written in Portuguese. I’m still not sure if I’ll make an English version this time… mostly depends on the number of requests that I may receive (feel free to use the comments in this post).

Once again, this is a “solo” project, as I’m the author, editor and publisher. This work was made possible thanks to the 300+ people who contributed in the Brazilian crowdfunding campaign: Thank you all!

The Guide is devoted to developers using any version of Firebird who wants to move to Firebird 4 in the most straight and peaceful way. It probably can save hours of work!

The eBook will start selling to the public starting at August, 30, in the FireBase on-line store.

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