Subject Re: [firebird-support] Help please !
Author Martijn Tonies

> Goodday fellows!
> I have recently downloaded Firebird 1.5.1
> for win32.I installed it on windows98,SE.I see no documentation about
> using the database server and its features.I think I mean
> tutorials,examples etc. like all other databases e.g PostgreSql,which
> has complete/full-fledged documentation.I have never used any
> open-source database.I don't even know how to run the firebird server
> ,make tables,databases,keys,procedures etc.
> Should I opt for Postgresql instead

If you feel more comfortable with that, sure.

> or is there any chance
> of guidance in this great database?

Sure there is.

At the presents, there's very little Firebird documentation
available. As you might know, Firebird started when InterBase
got open sourced. Much InterBase related documentation is
still applicable to Firebird.

You might want to take a look here: page=ibp_download_documentation

And get yourself a great GUI tool here:


With regards,

Martijn Tonies
Database Workbench - developer tool for InterBase, Firebird, MySQL & MS SQL
Upscene Productions