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March 04, 2014
Firebird is on the cover of this month's issue of C++Builder Developer's Journal.  The 2-part article inside, by Iskander Shafikov, discusses how to use Firebird in the C++Builder IDE. Serious Firebirders are invited to request a free PDF or HTML copy of this issue.

You can view the preview cover at the BCBJ website for a limited time. To request your free copy, email the Editor-in-Chief, Damon Chandler, editor@bcbj.org.
February 01, 2014
Firebird Project announces the second Alpha release of Firebird 3.0, the next major version of the Firebird relational database, which is now available for testing.
 
This Alpha release arrives with an early preview of the features and improvements currently under development by the Firebird development team, as well as with countless bugfixes. Our users are appreciated giving it a try and providing feedback to the development mailing list. Apparent bugs can be reported directly to the bugtracker.
 
Alpha releases are not encouraged for production usage or any other goals that require a stable system. They are, however, recommended for those users who want to help in identifying issues and bottlenecks thus allowing to progress faster through the Beta/RC stages towards the final release.

Please read the Release Notes carefully before installing and testing this Alpha release.
January 30, 2014
Today Jiri Cincura announced the 3.0.1 release of the Firebird DDEX Provider for Visual Studio 2005/2008/2010/2012/2013.

You can download them in the ".NET Provider" section of Downloads. Enjoy!
January 02, 2014
Jiri Cincura announces the 4.1.0.0 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.
December 31, 2013
From all the team here at Firebird Project we wish you and your families all the very best for the Holiday season and the New Year. 2013 has been a fantastic year for Firebird and next 2014 should be even better!

Thanks to all Firebird sponsors and developers, Firebird 3.0 is on the way, the next testing release (Alpha 2) is expected in Q1 2014 with Beta 1 following in Q2 2014. 
 
Warm Regards,
Firebird Project
 
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