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The Firebird Book

A Reference for Database Developers

By Helen Borrie

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  • Print Book Price: $84.99
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This is the first, official book on Firebird—the free, independent, open source relational database server that emerged in 2000. Based on the actual Firebird Project, this book will provide all you need to know about Firebird database development, like installation, multi-platform configuration, SQL, interfaces, and maintenance.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-59059-279-3
  • 1128 Pages
  • User Level: Beginner to Advanced
  • Publication Date: August 3, 2004
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF

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Although less publicized than other open source database management systems, Firebird continues to gain a dedicated following of professional users. Figures have already reached hundreds of thousands worldwide, in Firebird's short history in open source. And until now, no other book has been available.

This is the first, official book on Firebird—the free, independent, open source relational database server that emerged in 2000. Based on the actual Firebird Project, this book will provide all you need to know about Firebird database development, like installation, multi-platform configuration, SQL, interfaces, and maintenance.

This comprehensive guide will help you build stable and scalable relational database back-ends for all sizes of client/server networks. The text is well-stocked with tips, code examples, and explanations to reinforce the material covered. This book concentrates on Firebird edition 1.5—complete with updated language, security and optimization features—without neglecting the needs of Firebird 1.0 users.

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