Released: Migration Guide to Firebird 4 (English version)

Migration Guide to Firebird 4

The English version of the Migration Guide to Firebird 4 eBook is now available to everyone who wants to save time and have a smoother migration from an older Firebird version to Firebird 4.

The Guide has 206 pages, and cover several topics including features introduced in Firebird 4, like Time zones, Read Committed Read Consistency isolation, Replication, Decfloat, etc. The eBook is now available in PDF format. A printed version will be made available in Amazon in the near future.

Initially available only in Portuguese, it is the result of a successfull crowdfunding campaign in Brazil, with the participation of +300 people.

Migration Guide to FB 4, in English?

I’m happy to announce that the English version of my newest book, Migration Guide to Firebird 4, will be released in the upcoming weeks. The eBook is already being proofread!

As it already happens with the Migration Guide to FB 3, people will be able to buy the eBook here at FirebirdNews.org and the paper version at Amazon.

Stay tuned to FirebirdNews to be informed when the book is out.

New article: How Firebird Database Encryption Works

The new article “How Firebird Database Encryption Works” is based on the materials of the workshop “Database Encryption” at Firebird Conference 2019 in Berlin, Germany, presented by Alex Peshkoff, Firebird Project, and Alexey Kovyazin, IBSurgeon.

The article describes how Firebird database encryption works, on the server-level, on the client-side, how to configure database encryption, how to use it from the various types of applications (Delphi, Java, .NET).

Tutorial to use Firebird on Android

Jan Baumgarten wrote a tutorial on how to create a simple application using Delphi + ZeosLib and Firebird 4RC1 on Android devices.

Firebird binaries for Android are around for quite some time as “test” releases, but there is a lack of information about how to use it in Delphi applications. Well, seems that no more 😉

Firebird 3 Language Reference

The Firebird Documentation Team is proud to announce the first release of the English Firebird 3.0 Language Reference (HTMLPDF). You can also find it on the Documentation page. This new Language Reference covers all SQL syntax of Firebird 3.0.

The new English Firebird 3.0 Language Reference is based in part on the Russian Firebird 3.0 Language Reference, but is not a direct translation (though we thankfully copied parts of it). Work has also been started on the Firebird 4.0 Language Reference.

Real world experience with FbNetExternalEngine performance and code structure

I’m now going through piece of SQL code that contains a lot of stored procedures from over the years and lately also functions (in last year the migration to Firebird 3 really began) and looking into the code to identify functions and procedures to start the rewriting with using FbNetExternalEngine. I’m at the beginning, but I have some interesting piece I’d like to show.

Read more.

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