Specially in Brazil, it is known that Firebird is very strong inside the Delphi community. But a survey from Portal Java, a Java devoted Brazilian portal, shows that FB is very well positioned among the +2,380 Java users who had voted. Check the full ranking here.
PS: Unfortunatelly the survey option shows “InterBase/Firebird”. I hope survey/poll publishers start to understand that they are diferent products, and separate them in the next surveys.
There are two new InterBase presentations from the lastest Borland conference available for online watching:
First one is about new security features of InterBase.
Second one is about the usage of ADO.Net in Delphi 2006 with InterBase. Of course, almost all the info there can be applied to Firebird, since we have a Firebird .Net Provider!
Thanks Alexey for the links.
Alexey (from IBSurgeon) just informed me about a funny link! Register yourself there and let’s populate the “world” with Firebird users!
Interesting article published on ComputerWorld: High-Speed Databases Rev Corporate Apps.
“…Some of the new products simply move the action from disk to memory, where access is a million times faster. Others are more radical departures from tradition, such as “streaming” technologies that store queries and pass data through them rather than run queries against stored data. Still others have found clever ways to sidestep much of the overhead — such as table locking — associated with the traditional RDBMS…”
The second issue of “The InterBase and Firebird Developer Magazine” is available on the web now: http://ibdeveloper.com/issues/issue-2-oct-17-2005/.
It is available to read, discuss and provide links to your favorite articles. Don’t hesitate to comment articles and ask questions to magazine authors and editors.
Nando Dessena is proud to announce the release of the second beta of the long-awaited version 2 of InstantObjects. Click here to download it.
Feedback: Please test this release and report back any problems in their newsgroups and trackers.
From the site: InstantObjects™ is the integrated framework for developing object-oriented business solutions in Borland Delphi™. The framework provides the foundation for the development process as well as the engine that powers the final application.
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.
Vladimir Tsvigun has released build 125 of the Firebird ODBC driver. The change log of enhancements and bug fixes versus the previous builds is available at the Praktik website.
Read more here
Fyracle, the oracle-mode Firebird distribution, is getting some attention in the press around Europe. It is in the January 2006 issue of “Linux Programming” in Germany and France, and in the December 2005 issue of Software Developers Journal (not available online yet).
Read more here
Centric CRM – a web based open source CRM system – is being updated to support Firebird database, as you can see here. Thanks to Carlos Augusto for contributing with this news.