|Subject||Re: [IBDI] About IBX and Firebird|
That is one thing I've seen and heard a lot--they're just like the BDE components. I've used the BDE for Paradox tables, but never for IB--I jumped into that just a couple of years ago using IBX from the start. Sure, the BDE hides a lot of the details and supposedly makes the underlying db transparent, but IB databases and apps can and should be designed far different than Paradox databases and apps, so there's still a bit of a paradigm shift.
Thanks for your response. I will focus on what I'm familiar with. (And hope for a more complete help file some day. ;-)
>>> jwharton@... 04/12/02 12:51PM >>>David,
The best way to get into IBO is to simply use the components on the
iboTDataset tab of your component pallette. These are nearly identical to
the Data Access components TDatabase, TQuery, TTable, TUpdateSQL, etc. All
of the documentation that Borland provides for them and that you will find a
wealth of in 3rd party books directly applies to these components. These
also have some extra properties and such but they can be totally ignored.
The defaults are designed to work just as the BDE components did. This is
why people can take a BDE/InterBase application and convert it over to IBO
in mere minutes.
PLEASE, don't be overwhelmed because there are options there. If their usage
to you isn't intuitive simply ignore them. When the need for what it does
comes into view it will click in your mind and you will naturally be on your
CPS - Mesa AZ
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Cornelius" <corneliu@...>
Sent: Friday, April 12, 2002 9:35 AM
Subject: RE: [IBDI] About IBX and Firebird
> Hi Kevin,time in a new job and I must say I'm
> I'm using IBO for the first
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).
>newsgroups? Just plain
> What has helped you most learn IBO? The
> corneliu@... 503-494-0612& Applications Analyst
> Research Database
> OHSU General Clinical Research Centerhttp://www.ohsu.edu/gcrc
>learning curve, but well worth it.
> >>> Kevin.Stanton@... 04/12/02 09:03AM >>>
> I absolutely recommend IBO.
> There may be a bit of a
> IBO has come a long ways over theyears and I wouldn't think of using
> anything else.Kevin
>Ed Malloy [mailto:edm@...]
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From:
> > Sent:Friday, April 12, 2002 8:38 AM
> > To: IBDI@yahoogroups.com& reliability of IBX outweighs any possible
> > Subject: Re: [IBDI] About IBX and Firebird
> > Hi Alfonso,
> > IMHO the ease of use
> > advantages of usingFirebird instead of Interbase. My experience
> > with IBO was not ahappy one, buggy, buggy, buggy, with tons of
> > "features" that Ididn't need and continual updates to fix bugs
> > in thecomponents I did use (gee, sort of sounds like an unnamed
> > nw USsoftware company, doesn't it!).
> > hth
> > ed
> >at 8:29 AM Alfonso Ricaqo wrote:
> > On 4/12/2002
> > >Hello
> > >I've been using IBX since they were released with D5.Before i was
> > >using FIB and BDE. But now, with Firebird, i'mdoubting if continuing
> > >using them (IBX) or not. My plans are touse only Firebird in all my
> > >developments (i'm currently usingIB 6.0.1 in some of them and Firebird
> > >1.0 in other ones), so iwant to know your point of view respect to
> > >this issue. Could icontinue using IBX in my next developments?
> > >I've seen many adsregarding that IBO and FIBplus are better connection
> > >components, but my applications use only a few thousand records, soi
> > >don't think i need more power in connection software.addresses:
> > >
> > >Well, i'll wait for your opinions.
> > >Thanks in advance.
> > >
> > >Best regards,
> > >Alfonso Ricaqo
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