New version of red expert 2021.07 has been released

New version of RedExpert 2021.07 is available.

Corrections:

  1. Data type selection is implemented as a drop-down list
  2. While deleting the records marked for deletion are highlighted immediately
  3. Fixed the message about unsuccessful DDL operations
  4. Now it’s allowed to display unreadable characters in text blobs
  5. Fixed editing of the function
  6. Fixed SSH tunnel connection
  7. Stopped using template when creating tables
  8. Fixed column editing (when clicking on a column a new one was created)
  9. Fixed errors on the SQL tab of a domain
  10. Non-empty nodes in the tab with dependencies are highlighted in bold
  11. Fixed parsing variables in procedures (invalid parsing generated an incorrect SQL request for procedure creation)
  12. Packages not created by users were moved to the system packages branch
  13. Fixed connection to RedDatabase and Firebird versions 4+

Improvements:

  1. Now the database information is displayed by clicking the appropriate context menu item (not by selecting a database in the list)
  2. Significantly reduced time of loading scripts by reworking the syntax highlighting using ANTLR
  3. Autocompletion added to all textbars that use SQL
  4. Jump to database objects added to all text panels that use SQL
  5. Added “Users” node to the objects tree
  6. Added Jaybird4 driver

Download and install the new version.

IBSurgeon Firstaid 7.0 is released

IBSurgeon releases version 7 of FirstAID: recovery for Firebird and InterBase databases. 
This version includes the following new features and bugfixes:

  1. Support of InterBase is extended till the version of 2020
  2. Firebird 4 support was aligned with changes in ODS of Firebird 4.0 Beta 2 version, almost ready for the release
  3. Addressable space for 64-bit machines was increased to 3Gb, which allows to open and recover bigger databases
  4. Several bugfixes for BOOLEAN data type recovery and BLOBs processing

Download FirstAID now: https://ib-aid.com/en/ibsurgeon-firstaid/ 

Clients with available FirstAID activations (from version 3.0+) can download and use version 7.0 with existing licenses.

Those clients who have exhausted all activations, or users of FirstAID before 3.0, can upgrade here https://ib-aid.com/en/upgrades-ibsurgeon/

RedExpert: free open source tool for Firebird administration from RedSoft

RedSoft, Platinum Sponsor of Firebird Foundation and contributor of Firebird Project development, has introduced the new major version of the free open-source multi-platform tool for administration and development of Firebird databases: RedExpert v2020.04.1.

The new version introduces:a test data generator, database object dependencies, and many other improvements and bug fixes.
Download here RedExpert installation and binaries.

Join RedExpert development
If you like RedExpert as a tool and as an idea of a free multi-platform high-quality tool for Firebird, and if you have experience as a Java developer or tester, or simply as advanced Firebird user, please join the development effort: RedExpert sources are available in GitHub, please submit your pull-requests there, and send your feedback, bug reports, suggestions, etc to Issues section on GitHub.

FBDataGuard 2.7: major update of Firebird moniotring and database protection tool

FBDataGuard was just updated to the version 2.7. Download it from your IBSurgeon Deploy Center account or get trial version from the product page.

Please schedule upgrade of your production system (please do upgrade carefully and plan all your actions).

Changes in version 2.7 include support for modern browsers in FBDataGuard web-console, fixed bugs and improved performance.

FBDataGuard is intended to be automatic maintainer and administrator assistant for important Firebird databases, especially at remote locations and being bundled with Firebird-based software.


FBDataGuard

FBDataGuard is designed to provide stability and confidence in business-critical Firebird databases:

  • prevent outages and corruptions,
  • reduce downtime and performance problems,
  • monitor database health and automate maintenance,
  • provide alerts and recommendations.

Also it can be used for advanced database recovery of protected database in case of heavy corruption (e.g., caused by hardware failure).

A new tool to import data into Firebird

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.

FeedReader

Feedreader is the most robust, highly-functional personal aggregation solution on the market today. It dynamically reads, collects, and organizes syndicated Web content, and seamlessly delivers it directly to user desktops. With Feedreader, you have instant, convenient access to the up-to-the-minute news you need, without information overload.

Version 3.14 beta was released and we can read:

We upgraded to new FirebirdSQL version. This version is faster and more stable.