The first pre-beta release of the English version of the Firebird 3 Develoepers Guide is now publicly available. Please report any problems or mistakes. The translation work, from Russian to English, was sponsored by a crowdfunding campaign. Thanks to all who contributed!
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!
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.
Fast, Furious, and Cheap: server with good-enough performance for small business database for less than US$1000
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.
Fighting Petya: our experience with retrieving data from the Firebird database files encrypted by ransomware crypto-viruses
As you know, recently several crypto viruses have attacked many companies – most well-known are Wannacry and Petya. Usually, as reported by many companies, it is necessary to pay a ransom, or, in the case of Petya, all encrypted files will be lost.