Coleção Info – a Brazilian publication that focus on specific diferent subjects at each edition, just released a new edition focused on Databases. Firebird is in the list of reviewed products and got a final score of 7.4.
The major “faults” of Firebird, in the reviewer pov, is:
- Installer – He says that there is too many things to read during the installation process (Ed: really?)
- Lack of “default” GUI administration tool (users need to get third party tools for this)
- Security – no support for cryptography
- Full support from many programming languages
- Full featured (transactions, procedures, etc.)
- Very good thirdy party tools
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FLAPS is FLAP with Ssl (that is why S is at the end of word)
FWAP is an acronym for the combination Microsoft Windows, Apache, Firebird and one or more of Perl, PHP and Python. It is modelled after the more well-known FLAP, referring to the all-open source/free software approach which uses Linux instead of Windows.
FWIP is the WIMP equivalent (alias) with firebird used instead of mysql
However I don’t like MSSql server, first of all it is hard to configure, finding solutions to problems is not an easy task, it has lots of dependencies scattered around the hard disk. Hail mysql and firebird.
Today I was glad to see the new website of Morfik Technology was unveiled. Along with a totally redesigned web site, comes the public release of a test version of the their WebOS AppsBuilder tool. These transformations probably reflect a move by Morfik, to bring the development of the WebOS AppsBuilder into the light, after being kept in the shadows for quite some time.
Ed:if you don’t know what is the link between firebird and morfik here is an e-mail interview with the Morfik team
it was recently concluded that the original authors have the copyright
on papers that were published at the Firebird Conference, so I decided
to make my paper available to the public.
Some small portion of the text is outdated (based on version 0.4.0),
but you can read about history and basic ideas around the project:
traffic is high , you can watch the graphs on alexa
Other sites that is worth watching for their visits graphs are firebirdsql.org and ibphoenix.com
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.
Shutdown mode prevents everyone other than SYSDBA and the owner from
This allows you to safely run metadata scripts etc and be sure no-one
else is connected while this happens.
gfix -shut f 300 aliasname
will terminate all connections after 5 minutes.
To allow logins again, you need to use
Here is the rest of the user’s blog discovering this firebird “mode”
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The software author wrote in his blog:
“Yesterday I’ve uploaded a small maintenance release of dbdesc.”
These are the changes and bug fixes since version 1.4″