Subject Re: [firebird-php] Using Pear's DB To connect to Firebird
Author Lester Caine
ian wrote:

> I like firebird so far but it is really hard to find good examples of firebird
> when the internet is bogged down with mysql this and mysql that.

Yep - Microsoft of the OS world :)


> I am only trying to use Pear's DB so I can use examples from an oreilly book
> "PHP cookbook". Other people on here have talked about using adoDB...
> Which is better suited for firebird adoDB or Pear's DB? Or does it not matter
> at all? I just happen to be more familiar with DB, but with mysql, since I
> used it for another job. I was using the ibase_* functions but they are not
> very 'pretty' and my code is ugly enough already ;).

I and many other 'good' os development projects use ADOdb. I never could
get my head round PEAR :)
ADOdb now has some better IB/FB support and PHP5 has fbird_ versions of
the ibase_ functions. John will be releasing an official ADOdb with the
latest stuff next week, but in the meantime, is the new location for ADOdb - John has
been having hosting problems - hence the holdup on a new release ;)

> If it makes a difference I am using linux, SuSe PRO 9.0.

Nice thing about PHP and Firebird - it couldn't care less :)

Lester Caine
L.S.Caine Electronic Services