JDBStudio 0.0.6 released

Arek Heldt has released version 0.0.6 of his Java based GUI admin tool for Firebird and Fyracle. JDBStudio is a database tool written in java thus runnable on many operating systems. It simplifies browsing, editing and querying of databases by providing an intuitive and consistent Graphical User Interface. JDBStudio is an excellent replacement for Oracle SQL*Plus, Microsoft SQL Query Analyzer and tens of other similar tools. Don't be fooled by the low version number.

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Solid to GPL part of its database

ZDNet writes: "Solid Information Technology, a proprietary database vendor will take its solidDB Storage Engine open source, under the GPL, starting in June. Solid has its base in telecommunications and has 3 million copies out at places like Alcatel, Cisco, EMC, HP, NEC, Nokia, and Nortel." The open source part will be another transactional back-end for a MySQL front-end. New developer experience: porting your apps between different back ends of the same database system.

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SQL Manager 2005 for InterBase/Firebird ver. 4.2 released!

EMS SQL Manager 2005 for InterBase/Firebird

EMS Company is pleased to announce
SQL Manager 2005 for InterBase/Firebird ver. 4.2
– the new version of the high performance tool for Firebird and InterBase administration and development.

You can download the latest version at: www.sqlmanager.net/products/ibfb/manager/download

chess game in ajax – done by morfik team

Much had been said about the browser as a platform. It was an idea strongly promoted by, the now gone, Netscape at the start of the Web revolution, but we never got there. Did we? Yes, we did! We just did not notice it!
If you take your browsers to this chess game, you might start to understand what I mean.

FirebirdClient 2.0 Release Candidate 2 released

· Release Candidate 2 ( 2006-04-08 ) ·

Bug Fixes:

– Changed the Service maneger name sent to the server in the
Services API implementation to get it working with Firebird 2.0

– Added a new StoredProcedureColumn concept to the DDEX provider,
to try to fix a problem when dragging selectable stored procedures
from the Server Explorer onto a DataSet.

Changes:

– Changed the way the FbParameter class infers Value data type.

MySQL goes Firebird

FB Community News reports:

"The new transaction database was developed by Jim Starkey, a noted database software architect who joined MySQL in February", Urlocker said in an interview at the LinuxWorld conference in Boston. "MySQL recognized that Starkey's Netfrastructure had a full relational database. The database is a jewel in the rough, a new engine with a more modern architecture, oriented for use with large-scale applications." What a nice thing to say about Firebird's design. Users will recognize that Firebird is the polished jewel.

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IBM positions database to "take out" Oracle and Open Source

IBM is today expected to release a near-ready version of its latest database server, code-named Viper, a product designed to snatch market share from rival Oracle and fend off open source challengers. Bob Picciano said "Viper is really aimed at taking [Oracle] out of the market," noting that about 40 per cent of the world's data is in an XML format. He added that DB2 Express-C is helping IBM to maintain customers using open source databases.

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