Guacosoft.com has released XMLWizard, a new tool used to import data into Firebird databases. It supports XML, CSV and fixed-width textual files. XML import has some unique features like support for nested XML files and loading data from XML properties.
Beside importing, the tool can be used to compare the data from file against the database and cherry-pick the changes manually. More info, and a demo video can be found at XMLWizard website.
The visual development tool for PHP web applications written in Delphi
See the new project page, download the source code, check the Wiki, and start developing!
The example is great and simple like in Delphi, I have seen this news via ExtPascal group
I’m glad to announce the availability of Sinática Monitor 2.0 for Firebird.
You may download it right now and read about what’s new in the 2.0 series.
Here is the Italian guide (first steps) to Firebird and Flamerobin
New release candidate of IBProvider Professional Edition has appeared. Is the modern driver for access to 16 versions of the Firebrd and Interbase servers.
Improved support of DDEX (Data Designer Extensibility) when working with Firebird and Interbase
IBProvider RC4 has the new option of stored procedures calling in Visual Studio 2008 style via ODBC escape sequences. This innovation allows to create queries and TableAdapters based on stored procedures.
Optimized working with named parameters in SQL query text
- Fewer limitations for multiple use of same named parameter in SQL query text
- New algorithm for choosing named parameter data type.
- Some errors of named parameters procession detected via profound testing by exhaustive method have been eliminated.
Metadata schemes and column descriptions (IColumnsRowset) support user encoding
Metadata schemes and IColumnRowset interface now consider user charset . This allows working with metadata in set encoding.
What comes next?
We continuously improve IBProvider and present new options for users with each new release. IBProvider Release Candidate 4
is the last RC of the third version.
We are planning complete substitution of IBProvider v2 functionality in the next IBProvider v3 Release:
- ability to work with updatable rowsets;
- support of data recording via Microsoft SQL Server Linked Server;
Currently IBProvider v2 is the only provider that allows to update data in Firebird and Interbase linked server. Other drivers allow only data reading from source.
IBProvider v3 RC4 is the result of 4-year innovations in data processing. It has implemented a lot of solutions and technologies, which make it completely different from other access components:
- Controllable charsets processor;
- SQL-parser with ODBC Escape Sequences support;
- Support of 16 Firebird and Interbase versions, including Firebird 2.5 and Interbase 2009;
- Automatic configuring for database server;
- Ability to work on 64-bit platforms;
Combination of these two drivers will give our clients another competitive advantage for quick development of quality Firebird and Interbase applications.
Source: Firebird driver press release
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An interesting RAD for Firebird and PHP with screenshots
If you are looking for a RAD tool for PHP & you love the Firebird database engine then perhaps you would consider supporting us in the endeavours of this project.
All your PHP source code resides in a Firebird database and can be used across multiple projects. In fact this website is running on the Spiceworks engine. If you want a complex development tool or a simple CMS system then Spiceworks will probably suite your needs. Best of all it runs in your favourite browser. We intend to support Firefox, IE & Safari.
An interesting pdf paper about Firebird and Apache+PHP
Spiceware Software wants to give as much support for the development of the Firebird Database Engine as possible, to this end we decided to dedicate our resources in helping with the documentation side of the project. Currently we are busy with a document on how to setup Apache, PHP & Firebird together for development on Windows and Linux. The document is linked below for you to download. Feel free to report errors.
The main firebirdsql.org website was down , the server had an power supply failure , and now seems that Sean changed the server too
From Suse to Debian , Any problems detected with website please report to Firebird-website mailing list
It’s not Ubuntu but is Fun Too and is based on Gentoo . Here is where they keep the Firebird relevant patches
Another article about Mufin Music Player mentions Firebird:
The installation went smoothly, although it took a little more time than I expected because I had to download and install the open-source SQL Firebird desktop database.
Check the full article here.