Upscene Productions is proud to announce version 2 of “Hopper”, a stored
routine debugger for InterBase, Firebird and MySQL.
This version includes support for Firebird 3 packages and stored functions,
MySQL diagnostic-statements, binary data in variables and much more.
For more information, check the Hopper page at our website.
Hopper is a stored routine debugging tool for MySQL, Firebird and InterBase. If you use
stored procedures on these database systems, Hopper will be a great tool for debugging
About Upscene Productions
Based in The Netherlands, Europe, this small but dedicated company has been providing
database developers with useful tools for over 15 years. Slowly expanding the product portfolio
and gaining recognition amongst InterBase and Firebird database developers, they now offer
tools for a whole range of database systems, including Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server.
The first version (200 pages) of the German translation of Firebird 2.5 Language Reference is ready – you can download it here.
Many thanks to Martin Koeditz, the editor of German version!
New release for node-firebird driver with Typescript definition file added
Firebird 4 planning board is updated for the current month : October 2017
Here is an article describing some points to consider, when moving from an older version to Firebird 3. It is a starting point for those who plans to upgrade their installations and wants to save from some headaches.
Things to consider when migrating to Firebird 3
IBObjects 5.9.5 Build 2652 is available. For more information please see the Release Notes.
Here is the announcement by Jason Wharton
I am delighted to announce the official release of IBO 5.9.5 Build 2652 today.
This release provides support for the latest version of Delphi and C++ Builder (10.2 Tokyo Update 1) as well as some other significant improvements.
For all of the details, please see the Release Notes here:
I’d like to remind everyone of the new documentation file in the previous release.
Please look in your ibo5\docs sub-folder for the Optimizing Queries and Transactions file.
One of the main issues solved was improved handling of complex queries that have input parameters with the same name but with different underlying field types, and also when these parameters get pulled into other internal cursors when IBO is automatically handling things like fetching individual records, performing locates, virtualizing the dataset for horizontal dataset refinement, record counts, and so on.
Thank you to everyone who continues to keep your license subscriptions up to date. IBO continues to be my full-time endeavor and I really enjoy working for all of you because you are who makes it possible.
Please visit http://community.ibobjects.com and login and download the latest.
Perl extension DBD::Firebird version 1.25 is released with a few bigdecimal/numeric related changes :
- Add tests for values between 0 and ±1 to bigdecimal[_read].t
- dbd_st_fetch: fix conversion of numerics between -1 and 0
- Add a variant of t/92_bigdecimal_read.t using numeric(18,10)
FDB Python driver for Firebird v1.8 is available for download.
NOTE: Due to API and other changes at PyPI, the link to FDBdocumentation at PyPI project page still points to version 1.7. For
details please refer to documentation bundled with FDB distribution.
* In relation to (PYFB-71) a better memory exhaustion safeguard was
implemented for materialized blobs. See Working with BLOBs for details.
* Added service support for backup and restore from/to local byte
stream. See local_backup() and local_restore() for details.
* Added attribute fdb.schema.TableColumn.id (RDB$FIELD_ID)
* Added method fdb.BlobReader.get_info().
It is easy to get a powerful server if you are ready to spend many $$$: there are leading vendors like Dell, HP, and many less known hardware companies, they will be happy to sell you a powerful machine.
However, money is always a problem, especially for small businesses and start-ups, so there is a great demand for «good-enough» cheap solutions.
The new article from IBSurgeon describes the practical approach for building «good-enough» database server with the sufficient performance for small business. It also contains calculations and links to the specific products we recommend.
The recording of the HQBird presentation at the 14th Firebird Developers Day is now publicly available here. Speaker’s audio is in English, but there is consecutive translation to Portuguese.