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September 22, 2014
We'd like to invite you to the Firebird event of the year - The Firebird International Conference 2014.

It will last for 2 days, and takes place on October 24-25th, in Prague. The Conference will be devoted to 2 main topics: Firebird 3 features and Firebird performance.
 
With Firebird 3 Beta 1 (due to be announced next week) you will be in a position to start testing, doing development or considering migration to Firebird 3.0, and, since Firebird 3.0's SuperServer configuration shows three times better performance than Firebird 2.5 SuperClassic, it is probably not a bad idea!
 
(Note: There will be special sessions devoted to performance testing and comparison of Firebird 3,9 v's Firebird 2.5.)
Dmitry Yemanov and Vlad Khorsun (core developers of Firebird) will present detailed explanations of the new features in Firebird 3.0, with focus on its architectural changes and advantages which this new technology will give to Firebird users.
 
There will be two very special speakers at Firebird Conference: Ann Harrison and Jim Starkey (the original creator of InterBase), presenting interesting topics about multi-threading and orphan database pages.
 
There will be sessions devoted to the new abilities of performance monitoring with Firebird 3.0 enhancements, and a session about Firebird database recovery and how to avoid possible database corruption.
 
The developers responsible for the Firebird JDBC/.NET drivers will also be at the conference, so this is a good chance to ask questions about optimal performance and future development.
And, as usual, Firebird Conference is also is good place to meet with existing friends and make new friends, to find like-minded people and get invaluable experience and conversation.
 
For more details please take a look at the list of presentations.
 
The conference page with more details about the location and how to register is here:
 
Don't miss your chance to participate in the main Firebird event of the year!
 
September 10, 2014
Jiri Cincura announces the 4.5.1.0 Release of ADO.NET provider for Firebird.

You can download it in the ".NET Provider" section of Downloads. Enjoy!

See blog.cincura.net for details.
September 02, 2014
The 11th edition of the Firebird Developers Day was held in the city of Piracicaba — SP — Brazil, at Aug, 30 2014, in Espaço Beira Rio. The conference had around 400 attendees, and 11 sessions including an exclusive presentation by Dmitry Yemanov (chief of Firebird’s development team), named “Firebird development, where we stand and where we go”. Unfortunately, Dmitry was not able to be physically present at the conference, so his session was recorded, and in the end, an online audio channel was opened, so people could ask questions and get answers direct from him.

The other topics covered in the conference was:
  • Protecting your database with Firebird 3 (Carlos H. Cantu)
  • Introducing the FireServer Project (Fernando Pimenta)
  • Using Firebird in Virtual Private Servers (Marcelo Daibert)
  • Life with big Firebird databases, from 100GB to 17Tb (Alexey Kovyazin)
  • Regulars expressions in Firebird (Alexandre B. Smith)
  • Turning data into information (Alexandre B. Smith)
  • NFCe — Reality or necessity? (Daniel Simões de Almeida)
  • How Firebird transactions work (Alexey Kovyazin)
  • Introducing the ACBr project (Daniel Simões de Almeida)
  • Configuring Linux servers for Firebird (Marcelo Daibert)
The conference is organized by FireBase, and this time it was held in a new place, located in the downtown, next to Piracicaba’s famous river, with easy access by car, taxi, bus or even by walking.

In the final session, there was a prizes draw among the attendees, with products offered by our sponsors and supporters. Along the day, attendees could buy products direct from our sponsors (IBSurgeon, FastReports, ActiveDelphi, IBObjects and Woll2Woll) with big discounts!

During the subscription process, attendees were able to donate money to the Firebird Foundation, to sponsor the development of the Firebird Project. The amount collected this year was R$ 3.567,53. The list of donors is at http://www.firebirddevelopersday.com.br/fdd/11fdd_donors.html.

The three major Piracicaba’s newspapers published news about the conference, who had attendees coming from 14 different states of Brazil, some of them travelling more than 2.000km.

Also, in the previous day of the conference, there was a special free presentation of IBSurgeon products (in English) to a selected number of attendees.






August 25, 2014
Firebird International Conference 2014 will take place on October 24-25, in Prague. 2 days of the intensive talks from Firebird core and drivers developers, vendors of leading Firebird tools and even legends of the database world: Ann Harrison and Jim Starkey.

Take a look at detailed talks descriptions. Don't miss the biggest event of the year, register now!
July 28, 2014
Jiri Cincura announces the 4.5.0.0 Release of ADO.NET provider for Firebird.

You can download it in the ".NET Provider" section of Downloads. Enjoy!

See blog.cincura.net for details.
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