#Twitter Firebird #Geek #Hero of the day

I started following him http://twitter.com/brentrowland because he is
the Ruby Firebird Extension maintaner also he writes some really
interesting tweets and blog posts

fbsql: Clean client-libraries for Firebird and Interbase databases

I’ve written this quite some time ago (and it didn’t receive much love since then, but it’s functional and should be bug-free), but I just noticed I haven’t mentioned it on my blog: fbsql is a clean C-API that can be used to create bindings for other languages (such as Python or Ruby). It’s much simpler to use than the raw Interbase/Firebird API and it uses IBPP internally. So it’s basically just forwarding the function calls to IBPP and abstracting the IBPP classes to a C interface that is straight forward and intuitive.

FLAP ( Firebird+Linux+Apache+PHPerl) is rather an operating platform than an application.

Linux can be of any common Linux distributions, but I prefer CentOS 5, and Firebird RDBMS is FirebirdSS 2.1.1 for Linux.

Since there are too many applications, really too many, to run on FLAP, it is impossible to list them all, or even impossible to list most of
them here, I just list the most commonly used FLAP applications here. If you are running any other FLAP applications, it would be a great
honour for me if I could have them listed/linked here.

People Around Firebird – John W Higgins

I spotted his interesting projects or forks on github
ED:i saw that you forked fb ruby library could you tell me a few notes on how you use it in sequel orm i want to add an post on firebirdnews.org if you want so also an small intro would be nice

wishdev said :

I basically just wrote an adapter for Sequel which uses the Fb driver to work with Firebird. The fork was necessary mostly to fix an issue with using the RETURNING clause to get back sequence generated primary keys.

As for any intro with respect to myself – I’m the type that keeps his head down in the gopher hole for the most part. I didn’t do a huge amount of work because the Sequel ORM is so well written it was easy to build a Firebird driver.

If you need/want any more info please feel free to ask 🙂

John W Higgins

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