Using Firebird?

Pierre Sahores psahores at easynet.fr
Wed Feb 23 13:41:36 CST 2005


Hello,

As a long time Rev/PostgreSQL web apps developer, under both the Linux 
and OSX platforms, just a word to say that when i choosed PG against 
other ACID-DB possible choices (Firebird, SAPDB, OpenBase,...), the 
difference went in about the very good documentation (books, web 
sites,...) i found to start with Postgres 6.xx. Years later, i'm still 
very confident about its power and stability. I just hav'nt any krach, 
over the years, since i use it. If i'm still dumping all the production 
state db, dayly by security, i did never have to restore only one of 
them (development state sad db stop tests not included).

PG 7.xx and 8 are probably not so far to be to SQL what Rev is to 
XTalk, even if in about db, Sybase ASE 12.5 could be an interesting 
choice too, indeed its licensing cost !

Best,

Le 23 févr. 05, à 19:32, Frank D. Engel, Jr. a écrit :

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> You probably would do best to use an ODBC driver for Firebird, if you 
> are certain you want to use Firebird.
>
> Meanwhile, you might consider PostgreSQL instead.  The new version has 
> a native Windows build (for the first time), and it has a very long 
> history with even very large databases under UNIX systems.  It is 
> available for more platforms than Firebird, and also offers a very 
> nice, professional feature set.  A Windows-based binary installer is 
> available.  Oh, and it's also free.  I've been using it quite happily 
> in combination with Rev, and I know others on the list have as well.
>
> www.postgresql.org
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> On Feb 23, 2005, at 1:04 PM, Lynch, Jonathan wrote:
>
>> Hello everyone,
>>
>> I need to learn to use a database with some of my Rev apps. After much
>> reading about the different options, I think I would like to use
>> Firebird.
>>
>> 1) It is free
>> 2) People say it works great
>> 3) People say it works great on windows
>> 4) It doesn't require that I do any C compiling to make it work.
>>
>> I am trying to figure out the best way to use Firebird from 
>> Revolution,
>> and am wondering if anyone else here does it?
>>
>> Should I open up ISQL from within Rev, and use write to process 
>> commands
>> to control ISQL to send and receive data from Firebird?
>>
>> Is there a driver native to Rev that will work with Firebird?
>>
>> Am I missing something really obvious because I know diddlysquat about
>> databases and database drivers?
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Jonathan
>>
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>>
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