Subject RE: [firebird-support] Last books and docs about Firebird
Author Dunbar, Norman (Capgemini)
Morning Walter,

>> Yes, I have Helen Borrie's "The Firebird Book" but I am
>> afraid of being it an old book.

Indeed, the book is quite old now, in the scheme of things computer
related. However, Helen has produced a 2.0 and a 2.1 supplement to the
Firebird Book which you can obtain (for download) here


>> That's why I am asking for recent books, articles and docs.
It may be helpful if you could narrow down the sort of material you are
looking for. For example, do you wish to write programs that access
Firebird? Do you wish to do database design? Are you interested in
becoming a DBA and wish to make sure that you know how to install,
configure, backup and restore Firebird databases etc.

The Firebird Docs repository at has lots of documentation
some going back to the old Interbase days and some more recent covering
the 2.1 and 2.5 releases. You will find Quick Start Guides and so on at
this location.

If there is a particular document or book that you would like to see,
that isn't to be found, why not drop a line to the Firebird Doc Writers
on the Firebird Docs list - - and if
someone has (a) the skills and (b) the time and (c) the document will be
useful to many users, then, you might get to see your document in

Bear in mind that there are only a few of us writing docs and we have to
do it in our spare time, this is one of the joys of Open Source I'm
afraid, everything is done is someone's spare time.



Norman Dunbar
Contract Senior Oracle DBA
Capgemini Database Team (EA)
Internal : 7 28 2051
External : 0113 231 2051

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