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October 11, 2013
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Firebird Tour: Prague, November 25
Firebird Tour is a series of seminars around the world in 2013 and 2014, devoted to Firebird, with members of Firebird Project as speakers.
The first seminar will be in Siegburg (Germany), November 22, 2013 (early bird registration is over, few places at regular price still available).
The second stop of Firebird Tour will be in Prague (Czech Republic), November 25, 2013.
Firebird 2013 Tour will be devoted to all aspects of transactions, from the basic idea, to the internal implementation, best practices and guidance how to effectively use transactions in the applications, and, of course, performance analysis of transactions and related areas.
List of topics to be covered:
  • -   Transactions from the beginning: isolation levels and specific Firebird parameters (no_rec_version, table locking, read/write, wait/nowait), examples of their usage
  • -   How to use effectively isolation levels and parameters in multi-user applications, typical errors in transactions management
  • -   Internal implementation of transactions in Firebird, including versioning, locking and multi-generation mechanism
  • -   Garbage, sweep, auto-sweep: what are they and how to make them work for you and not against you
  • -   Effective management of transactions in various development tools (Delphi, Java, .NET, etc)
  • -   Transactions monitoring: transaction markers, MON$ tables, Trace API, third-party tools, how to find bottlenecks in transaction management and optimize database performance with monitoring
  • -   Best practices of transaction management, special approaches to optimize transaction in closed sourced applications.
  • -   Overview of Firebird 3.0 features
The detailed schedule of talks will be published later.
Languages at seminar will English and Czech. Organizers of Firebird Tour are IBSurgeon Ltd ( and IBPhoenix (
Firebird seminar in Prague will take place in Hotel Extol Inn (, November 25, 2013, from 09-00 to 18-00.
Attendee’s fees
Attendee’s fee includes seminar attendance, coffee-breaks, lunch and beverages. Room is not included.
Early bird registration is available till November 1, 20, 2013. 
Early bird registration is EUR 25 
(, for group of 3+ attendees - EUR 19/person 
Regular price registration (after November 1, 2013) is EUR 35, for groups  3+ - 29 eur/person.
There are limited seats, so please take your chance and register as soon as possible.
Please feel free to ask any questions to organizer’s email
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