11th May 2020

New IBExpert Version 2020.05.12 available

New features include:

  • Code Editor: Parameter hints for new Firebird 4 functions; highlighting of new Firebird 4 keywords and reserved words.
  • Database Statistics: Improved statistics parsing, support of additional statistics data (Firebird 3, 4) in the table/index grids.
  • Script Executive: SET DBTRIGGERS ON/OFF directive implemented.
  • Event Blocks: Process the Code completion list event block implemented.
  • IBEBlock: New options for ibec_CompareTables and ibec_CompareMetadata.
  • New IBEBlock functions: ibec_psql_Analyze, ibec_psql_Format and ibec_PrepareStatement.

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6th March 2020

IBExpert Benchmark Tool - Free special version

Compare your computer performance and test the speed of your Firebird Windows server with the free IBExpert Benchmark Tool. ... continue reading.



New IBExpert Version 2019.11.13 available

The free IBExpert Personal Edition and the IBExpert Developer Studio full versions now include a free IBExpert Watchdog Version S in the Tools directory. The S version may also be distributed free of charge.



6th September 2019

This year's Firebird Conference from October 17 - 19, 2019 in Berlin, will feature highly interesting topics dedicated to large Firebird databases.

Be sure to make a note: By Holger Klemt and Christian Diercks: Advanced IBExpert

Advanced IBExpert

- See the possibilities in IBExpert for your daily administration work
- IBExpert IDE features you might not know
- Drag and drop
- Debugging and logging, monitoring and trace API
- Customizing the IDE, on connect scripting
- The user database and what you can do with it
- Interactive metadata and data comparer
- Database inside, repair corrupt databases, when Gfix etc fails
- Running scripts from IDE, command line or DLL
- New product: IBExpert Watchdog

Further top sessions from IBExpert


Advanced IBExpert Scripting

- How to automate your daily tasks with IBExpert tools and IBEBlock scripting
- Connect a script to ODBC and Firebird, switching between connections
- Advanced exception handling in IBEBlock scripts
- INSERTEX and EXPORT AS
- Convert your database from any Charset to UTF8 or other using IBEBlock scripting
- Load and save blobs and files
- Load data from internet URLs and process
- ibec_RecompileTrigger, ibec_RecompileProcedure, ibec_CompareMetadata, ibec_ExtractMetadata
- ibec_CompareTables
- OEM and IBExpert Server Tools licensing

All IBExpert software products and software subscriptions will be offered at a 50% discount only at the Firebird Conference.

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Register now so that you do not miss any of our top topics.

This year's Firebird Conference will focus on Firebird 4 and include a series of workshops: advanced presentations and practical exercises. We want to make it more educational, more practical, and less theoretical.

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30th April 2019

FBCon 2019: Early Bird registration ends May 31, 2019

IBExpert is a silver sponsor of this year's FBCon 2019 in Berlin!

We look forward to seeing you October 17th to October 19th, in Berlin, Germany, at the hotel Holiday Inn Berlin City East - Landsberger Allee.
Find out more about the conference and book your place here: https://firebirdsql.org/en/firebird-conference-2019/



4th April 2019

IBExpert and Firebird Workshop

Firebird Administrator intensive training focusing on speed, security and interfaces.

In our workshop we focus on the tasks an administrator needs to perform to effectively operate a Firebird server. The aim is to achieve the optimum speed for the hardware and software used, to guarantee maximum operational reliability, and to be optimally prepared for a breakdown by means of a suitable worst-case scenario. We will also concentrate on the independent implementation of simple requirements in the areas of import, export and reporting.

The workshop will also include the presentation of our new tool IBEGbak.exe. This tool can greatly speed up the runtimes of your backups and, in particular, the restore process to a backup server.

IBExpert und Firebird Power Workshop
16th-17th April 2019, 9am-5pm, language: German, Holiday Inn Express Frankfurt Airport, Germany
24th-25th April 2019, 9am-5pm, language: English, Holiday Inn Express Frankfurt Airport, Germany
10th-11th June 2019, 9am-5pm, language: Indiegrove, 121 Newark Ave 5th Floor, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302 United States

We are also happy to come to you! Our workshops can be booked as company training and all topics can be customized to fit your requirements. Too little time? All workshops are also possible as remote training!



21st February 2019

Firebird 4.0 Beta 1 release is available for testing

The Firebird Project announces the first Beta release of Firebird 4.0, the next major version of the Firebird relational database, which is now available for testing.

This Beta release arrives with features and improvements already implemented by the Firebird development team, as well as with countless bugfixes. ... continue reading on the firebirdnews.org website.

Please read the Firebird 4.0 Release Notes carefully before installing and testing this Beta release.



13th February 2019

IBExpert and Firebird Power Workshops 2019

Firebird Administrator intensive training focusing on speed, security and interfaces.
In our Firebird Power Workshop we focus on the tasks an administrator needs to perform to effectively operate a Firebird server. The aim is to achieve the optimum speed for the hardware and software used, to guarantee maximum operational reliability, and to be optimally prepared for a breakdown by means of a suitable worst-case scenario. We will also concentrate on the independent implementation of simple requirements in the areas of import, export and reporting.

  • 16th-17th April 2019, language: German, Holiday Inn Express Frankfurt Airport, Germany
  • 24th-25th April 2019, language: English, Holiday Inn Express Frankfurt Airport, Germany
  • 10th-11th June 2019, language: English, New Jersey City, NJ, USA

... further details.

Registration by phone: +49 (0) 4407 3148770 or by e-mail to sales@ibexpert.biz. We are also happy to come to you! Our workshops can be booked as company training and all topics can be customized to fit your requirements. Too little time? All workshops are also possible as remote training!



23rd January 2019

Firebird 4.0 data types

TIME ZONE

Initial support in IBExpert since version 2018.12.15. Time zone support consists of TIME WITH TIME ZONE and TIMESTAMP WITH TIME ZONE data types, expressions and statements to work with time zones and conversion between data types without/with time zones. Refer to TIME ZONE for details.

BINARY, VARBINARY, BINARY VARYING

IBExpert support since version 2018.12.15. Refer to BINARY, VARBINARY, BINARY VARYING (Firebird 4.0) for details.

DECFLOAT

Refer to DECFLOAT (Firebird 4.0) for further information.

Enhancement in precision of calculations with NUMERIC/DECIMAL (Firebird 4.0)

Since version 2017.12.03 IBExpert supports Firebird 4 NUMERIC/DECIMAL datatpes with a maximum precision fo 34 digits.

You can read the full Firebird 4.0 Release Notes for the Firebird 4.0 Alpha 1 Release here: Firebird 4.0 Release Notes.



16th January 2019

The way to the Cloud and Firebird

A White Paper by Holger Klemt

The cloud does not mean loss of control, but can be a good addition to the existing infrastructure, or even a replacement, together with an independent, competent partner as consultant. Stay independent!

Read the full article here ...



10th January 2019

IBExpert and Firebird News 01/2019

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