New issue of EmberWings magazine published

EmberWings is a quarterly PDF magazine about Firebird published by IBPhoenix.

Beyond technical articles, instructions and tips, it contains interviews with noteworthy individuals, an overview of Firebird’s development, information from the Firebird community, evaluations of compelling products, and a touch of thematic humor. All of this presented in a streamlined format with an aesthetically pleasing print-friendly layout.

The magazine is available in IBPhoenix store for free on a pay-what-you-want basis, with half of the proceeds going to the Firebird Foundation. The remaining half is used to finance the publication of the magazine.

This issue has 70 pages.

Real-time Firebird – Monitor for Firebird – Server 2.5 / 3.0 / 4.0 / 5.0

We are pleased to present the new version 2 of the Firebird Monitor with “Trace and Audit”.

We are currently offering a 10% discount on the purchase of a license until the end of June 2024. The coupon code is “Discount10”.

With “Trace and Audit”, they are able to record and evaluate every single event in the database.

Visit our homepage and download the demo version.

https://fbm.gksoft.ch

Perl extension DBD::Firebird version 1.38 is released

Perl extension DBD::Firebird version 1.38 is released with quite a few changes if you compare with previous announcement , here are a few from the ChangeLog: add support for Firebird’s BOOLEAN data type , add support for disabling database-level triggers

Revision history for Perl extension DBD::Firebird.
1.38 [2024-05-21]
 * fix syntax error boolean fall back implementation (thanks to Robert Scheck)
 * add support for disabling database-level triggers (gh#53)
1.37 [2024-05-20]
 * fall back to sv_setiv when sv_setbool is not available (gh#58)
1.36 [2024-05-19]
 * fix problems with Perl before 5.36 and Firebird before 3.0
   (gh#56 and gh#57)
1.35 [2024-05-15]
 * ib2sql_type: ignore nullability bit
 * map Firebird's 64-bit integer type to SQL_BIGINT
 * add support for Firebird's BOOLEAN data type
 * fix a couple of compiler warnings

Release of IBProvider v5.37

We are glad to present a new release of IBProvider — v5.37. This update contains a lot of internal changes and improvements. All the changes have been tested more than one time, so this release is ready for use in your projects. Please update your copy of IBProvider with this version. If you work with Firebird, please use «fb.direct» mode. Thanks.

https://www.ibprovider.com/eng/news/n_240518.html

Build of error message in built-in Firebird client

  • The current release of IBProvider adds the new initialization property ctype_system that allows to point a codepage of operation system where a connected database server is working. This information will help IBProvider process the DBMS system errors
  • Provider uses a connection charset for translating server error messages into UNICODE

Work with ICU

  • ICU 63.1 (FB4). A suppression of translation error between code pages is disabled now (FB:CORE-8108)
  • A processing of ucnv_open function return code is corrected

Common changes

  • vc16 binaries are compiled with C++20
  • vc15 binaries use a built-in thread pool based on the source code of the external thread pool of vc16/vc17 assemblies (source code unification)
  • The information content of the error message “unsupported database server version” is improved
  • The internal instrumental C++ library was refactored

With Best Regards, IBProvider Team.

EmberWings Magazine about Firebird

EmberWings is a new quarterly PDF magazine about Firebird published by IBPhoenix.

Beyond technical articles, instructions and tips, it contains interviews with noteworthy individuals, an overview of Firebird’s development, information from the Firebird community, evaluations of compelling products, and a touch of thematic humor. All of this presented in a streamlined format with an aesthetically pleasing print-friendly layout.

The magazine is available in IBPhoenix store for free on a pay-what-you-want basis, with half of the proceeds going to the Firebird Foundation. The remaining half is used to finance the publication of the magazine.

IBProvider v5.35 and BIG testing with FB4

Hello Everyone!

We are pleased to present a new release of our OLE DB provider for Firebird and InterBase, which has undergone not only standard load testing, but also BIG testing with Firebird v4, which lasted more than a month. This is more than 7 million tests executed in parallel on a ten-core processor.

IBProvider v5.35

In this new version of the provider, the internal infrastructure has been improved — now the cancellation of query execution also applies to operations with BLOBs.

BIG testing with FB4

The last time BIG testing was done was 3 years ago with FB 3.0.8.33401…

Read more: https://www.ibprovider.com/eng/news/n_240212-fb4_big_testing.html

With Kind Regards, IBProvider Team.

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