Oracle-mode Firebird was presented at Developer’s GigaCon in Warsaw
Some 400 people were present.
I’ve placed the visuals at:
They are herewith in the public domain. Use whatever part you might
like in your own presentations.
Proper handling of the return values when calling a stored procedure from another stored procedure can be tricky. Here is the overview of the syntax.
Several months ago I have written article about Firebird for
Bosnian IT magazine INFO.
Here you can read original text (Bosnian language, scanned pages), and also English translation (HTML)
Contributed by Fikret Hasovic on fyracle.org website
Also, open source database provider MySQL on Monday announced it has joined Eclipse as an Add-in Provider member. MySQL plans to contribute to the Eclipse Data Tools Platform project and collaborate with Zend Technologies and others on the proposed Eclipse PHP IDE project.
Source for news infoworld
After reading a post in the Firebird forum at Devshed I immediately put up a small example about writing a trigger (and also upgraded my favourite tool, Flamerobin, to the latest version) , here it goes [ED:tutorial written by pabloj]
For those of you data hounds out there that use open source databases.
May I suggest the excellent Firebird, coupled with IBexpert, as opposed to mySQL.
I have found it a heck of a lot easier to design and implement stored procedures. It is open source and rock solid.
That is J. J. Walter’s opinion about firebird , expressed in his blog.
from this thread on the orafaq forum:
“There is no way we would be able to raise the money required to buy a commercial Oracle license.”
“I believe the XE edition is a max of 2gig. htmldb would be free for that, but by the time you add htmldb overhead and users, I gotta think this site has way way more data than what is left out of the starting 2gig. … Standard Edition One would be the next option, at 5 grand per proc.”
maybe oracle will toss a free license their way, but this is a great case study on how useless oracle’s free offerings really are. (to contrast, of course, mysql’s free offering is fully-featured, with no artificial limitations. same with other truly free databases like firebird or the open-source versions of postgresql.)
[ED: this is the blog of the day ]
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Gianugo kicked off good discussion on a mailing list (message reposted to the
Feather blog). It gets at an idea that has been floating around for a
while, that Open Source does not equate to Open Development, and
while the difference is glaring obvious to folks who have been
around open source for a while, it is not so to many others.
Now there seems to be a clear response. MySQL has hired former Firebird developer Jim Starkey and MySQL has a new CTO: Taneli Otala – read Kaj Arnö’s interview with Taneli.
The final statement on this interview declares a clear goal: “Definitely. I want to be part of the team building the world’s best database!”. The times when MySQL targeted itself mainly to drive small and medium web based applications are definitely over!
Read more on db4free blog
Dave Dargo, CTO of Ingres, has its own opinion on what it all means. In his view, Oracle is scaring customers away from open source systems that can be acquired, towards systems that cannot be acquired. Firebird is a prime example of the latter. Curiously, Ingres is an example of the former.
Read more here