Survey for the 3ยบ Firebird Developers Day

FireBase has put online a survey to check user preferences for the next edition of the Firebird Developers Day conference, due in Brazil later this year. FDD has become the biggest Firebird event (regarding number of participants) with the last edition holding 600+ people.

It is a conference done mostly in portuguese language, so if you speak portuguese and plan to participate, you can answer the survey here.

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All you didn’t want to know about Firebird’s Unicode

You can now download the slides from Stefan Heymann’s talk “What Developers Should Know about Character Sets, Unicode etc.”.
It was presented at Firebird Conference 2005 .

Dmitri Kovalenko, LCPI wrote about unicode in September issue of The Firebird Developer Magazine:
Working with UNICODE in InterBase/Firebird

Related to unicode is Joel Spolsky’s article The Absolute Minimum Every Software Developer Absolutely, Positively Must Know About Unicode and Character Sets (No Excuses!)

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Keep up to date using your cell phone

Ok, for you guys living in USA, Yahoo is testing a new alert service that is able to retrieve news from RSS feeds and send them direct to your cell phone using SMS. As you probably now, we have RSS in this site (check the sidebar) and so you can use Yahoo Alert service to monitor firebirdnews.org and send you SMS message when something new is posted! Very cool! You can register in Yahoo Mobile using this link.

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Gardner: SAS leads BI market

Business Objects, Cognos, Information Builders Inc., and SAS Institute are setting the standards in BI, according to Gartner's "Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence Platforms, 1Q06." The report cites SAS as having the most comprehensive BI platform in the industry. SAS, of course, is a Firebird user.

Read more here

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Firebird ADO.NET Data Provider 2.0 Beta 3 released

The Firebird ADO.NET Data Provider 2.0 Beta 3 for Microsoft.NET 2.0 is
available for download.

Download information can be found here:

http://www.firebirdsql.org/index.php?op=files&id=netprovider

(Please read the Changelog for details)

Bug Fixes:

– Fixed problem with the FbDataAdapter design time support.

– Fixed TableAdapter integration in Visual Studio 2005 now the
tableadapters should have select, insert, update and delete commands
when requested.

– Fixed bugs in Indexes and Index columns schemas.

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