Subject Re: [firebird-support] Helen - Next Book
Author Christopher Chan
Daniel Albuschat wrote:
> 2006/11/13, Helen Borrie <helebor@... <>>:
> > At 10:08 PM 13/11/2006, you wrote:
> > >Helen,
> > >
> > >When can we expect to see your next book release ?
> >
> > There's an e-book supplement coming up soon, that can be used
> > alongside the current book for Firebird 2.0. The Firebird 3.0
> > edition is on the drawing board; but probably my next book will be
> > the Firebird API Book. It's long overdue.
> Hello Helen,
> I wonder about this. Why do we need an API-Book?
> AFAIK, the API-Guide from interbase is sufficient so far, perhaps it
> needs to be
> reworked for FB 2.0. Additionally, I think the vast majority of users
> of Firebird use
> some level of abstraction above the API-level, so they wouldn't be
> interested in
> an API-book at all.
> That's just my guess, at least. But perhaps I'm missing some facts or
> misunderstood you.

I, for one, have been digging for API information. I'd love to be able
to get man pages for Firebird API calls. The API guide for Interbase 6.0
is apparently out of date. Nothing on SQL Roles at all and who knows
what else? What development tool is out there that is open source and
encapsulates enough of the API?