|Subject||Re: [firebird-support] Article for experienced developers looking learn the Firebird Database|
For many years I have been tracking the development of the Firebird
Database Engine and have watched it move from its 1.5 version to its most recent
release, version 3.0.3.
On a number of occasions I have attempted to work with this database
engine. And though I have many years of extensive database application
development with quite a few database engines, Firebird always seem to allude my
attempts at mastering it.
From major to minor "gotchas"
from a lack of good introductory documentation regarding the many differences
between this database engine and its many contemporaries, which more or less
towed a standardized SQL line, even with the many enhancements made to any one
engine, Firebird frustrated my efforts to the point on these occasions where I
decided the efforts in learning it were simply not justified .
Nonetheless, Firebird still beckoned as mastering it was an
accomplishment I still wanted to achieve. As a result, seeing the mostly
negative aspects of using Microsoft's SQL Server LocalDB for a desktop
application I have been developing, I decided to "bite the bullet" and somehow find a way to
teach myself Firebird in order take advantage of its excellent embedded engine
also known as the Firebird Embedded
The result of this endeavor, which has been very successful so far, is
a detailed article that attempts to make it much easier for experienced
professionals to learn Firebird who also, like I, have many years of development
experience with other database engines. The article points out the many
differences when using this engine for scripting within query and action screen
s in a db-manager or creating database modules with Firebird PSQL that can drive even experienced
professionals to the point of distraction. Hopefully, my experiences will
help such professionals who want to master Firebird as well a much easier
The article can be found at the following link for everyone's review...
Admittedly, there may be some mistakes in this piece since it was developed around my own learning experiences with this database engine.&nbs p; As a result, if anyone has any comments, corrections, or suggestions please let me know at my email address... blackfalconsoftware@...
In addition, if anyone would like a PDF copy of this piece, please let
me know as well and I will prepare one and send it out...