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.
The government is here to help open source by ZDNet‘s Dana Blankenhorn — Sounds like a win-win-win. Tell me it’s not.
How they will help scanning for security bugs in open source projects (firebird included)
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.
An article on ComputerWeekly brings more details about the Homeland Security investment of US$ 1.24 million to build a “bug scanner” software to hunt for bugs on Open Source software, including Firebird database.