Subject RE: [IBDI] About IBX and Firebird
Author David Cornelius
Hi Kevin,

I'm using IBO for the first time in a new job and I must say I'm struggling. I don't mind steep learning curves IF there's good documentation. But that is one area IBO does not shine. I was able to do everything I needed just fine with IBX and though I hear many people rant and rave about how good IBO is, I don't yet see what the terrific advantages over IBX is (except that IBO supports Firebird).

What has helped you most learn IBO? The newsgroups? Just plain experience?

David Cornelius
corneliu@... 503-494-0612
Research Database & Applications Analyst
OHSU General Clinical Research Center

>>> Kevin.Stanton@... 04/12/02 09:03AM >>>
I absolutely recommend IBO.
There may be a bit of a learning curve, but well worth it.
IBO has come a long ways over the years and I wouldn't think of using
anything else.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ed Malloy [mailto:edm@...]
> Sent: Friday, April 12, 2002 8:38 AM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [IBDI] About IBX and Firebird
> Hi Alfonso,
> IMHO the ease of use & reliability of IBX outweighs any possible
> advantages of using Firebird instead of Interbase. My experience
> with IBO was not a happy one, buggy, buggy, buggy, with tons of
> "features" that I didn't need and continual updates to fix bugs
> in the components I did use (gee, sort of sounds like an unnamed
> nw US software company, doesn't it!).
> hth
> ed
> ________________________________________
> On 4/12/2002 at 8:29 AM Alfonso Ricaqo wrote:
> >Hello all,
> >I've been using IBX since they were released with D5. Before i was
> >using FIB and BDE. But now, with Firebird, i'm doubting if continuing
> >using them (IBX) or not. My plans are to use only Firebird in all my
> >developments (i'm currently using IB 6.0.1 in some of them and Firebird
> >1.0 in other ones), so i want to know your point of view respect to
> >this issue. Could i continue using IBX in my next developments?
> >I've seen many ads regarding that IBO and FIBplus are better connection
> >components, but my applications use only a few thousand records, so i
> >don't think i need more power in connection software.
> >
> >Well, i'll wait for your opinions.
> >Thanks in advance.
> >
> >Best regards,
> >Alfonso Ricaqo