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September 13, 2016
Jiri Cincura announces the 5.1.1.0 Release of ADO.NET provider for Firebird.

It’s a regular bugfix release. Overview of changes can be found in tracker.

You can download them in the ".NET Provider" section of Downloads. Enjoy!
September 12, 2016
The full schedule for Firebird Conference 2016 is available! 2 full days of in-depth Firebird learning and networking with true Firebird experts and core Firebird developers! Book your attendance now - registration fee is EUR 179, and only EUR 489 for group of 3!

Featured speaker: Jason Wharton, IBObjects
Optimizing queries and transactions
This session will demonstrate how to make effective use of queries and transactions so that your application has reliable record locking as well as smooth performance. There are some potential traps developers can fall into that I will identify and help you avoid.

This session will provide a good overview of the various approaches to interacting with your database. Direct transaction control, cached updates and multi-tier approaches will be discussed. I will also address proper use of generators/sequences and show how to provide an auditable sequence that is multi-user friendly.

September 02, 2016
How to integrate Firebird into the corporate security infrastructure, how to make data in Firebird databases more secure - the sessions from Alex Peshkoff, Firebird Core developer, will be devoted to these (always hot) topics at Firebird Conference 2016.

Encrypting Firebird databases, by Alex Peshkoff, Firebird Core Development
The session describes the problems and solutions for database encryption inside the enterprise and for distributed applications. 
What should be protected on the plugin level, what should be protected at the operating system level (parameters to be set/tuned), where security keys should be stored, etc.

Implementing safe authorisation infrastructure for Firebird, by Alex Peshkoff, Firebird Core Development
How to use different authorization plugins, several security databases, how to define and implement data transfer between databases governed by different security databases, and how to use the TraceAPI and the Services API in such an environment.
August 07, 2016
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