Some time ago I’ve written a portal in pure PHP for controlling test laboratory of C# applications. The whole testing process is based on a framework of our own production.
In this post I explained how to set up an embedded Firebird version for Linux.A few weeks ago I read a post from Olivier Mascia that explained a simpler way: instead of starting the program using a script that sets up a couple of environment variables, just callsetenv() to set those variables in the program.
There are many good articles in the archives about firebird and creating an accounting program with open source tools.
I have wrote the steps in compiling php_interbase.dll with using the Firebird 2.5 binaries here but if you want to debug the Firebird client dll or the engine you should follow these steps (requires full Firebird 2.5.x compilation)
If you want to build only Firebird 2.5 with a free beer compiler i have created a video where i describe and show the steps that you need to follow
This article is the description of the first steps in setting QT, Visual Studio and FireBird.
An article by Ivan Komarov, explaining how to create UDFs for Firebird using C++, was published in The Code Project site.
Short notes on how to compile Firebird extension (called interbase) on Windows 32 bit (the same ideas can be used for 64 bit too)
I have used Visual Studio c++ compiler 2008 (aka Vsc 9)
By default php developers on windows don’t have the firebird extension enabled in php 5.3.0 and the required dll (fbclient)
we try to fix that the vodoo spell is to
kill one compile firebird stable with vsc9 and send them the instructions how to do the kill compiling but we have the recipe for that too and maybe we can kill compete with microsoft sql server on windows too if they let us
Jiri is getting more and more support request from people who try to connect to Interbase ! with Firebird .net client.The short answer is that Firebird driver is for Firebird database only and we can’t support Interbase too
Wondering what changed on Earth in last, say, four weeks. I’m getting more than average (read: more than zero) emails, asking whether FirebirdClient works with InterBase. Similarly in mailing list.