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10 November 2015

The official Firebird 3 RC1 is now available for testing!

Firebird Project announces the first Release Candidate of Firebird 3.0, the next major version of the Firebird relational database, which is now available for testing.

This Release Candidate demonstrates the complete set of features and improvements developed for the new release. Release Candidates are generally considered stable enough and may be recommended for testing in "almost-production" environments. Please report about any found bugs to the bugtracker.

Please read the Release Notes carefully before installing and testing this Release Candidate.



03 November 2015

Firebird Developer Days 2015

9th-11th November 2015 in Hamburg (German language)

The Firebird Developer Days is the training event for Delphi and Lazarus developers who want to benefit from the knowledge of the IBExpert database experts. You can expect interesting talks covering all aspects of Firebird, IBExpert, Lazarus and Delphi development. The focus is on the practical application of the technologies and methods presented, which can also be implemented with other programming languages.

You can view the range of planned topics here: English | German.

If you are interested in the 3-day English-language Firebird Developer Days, please mail us at sales@ibexpert.com.



15 October 2015

Did you know?

... that every Firebird database up to version 2.5 has a built in "End of Life"?

But don't worry, this isn't a problem at all, because with every backup and restore, the "End of Life" is reset.

Here is a simple SQL statement to check the expected date on your current database, based on the creation date and the number of currently used transactions.

 SELECT current_date+(current_timestamp-mon$creation_date)
 *4294967295/mon$next_transaction livetime
 FROM mon$database

The data is simply calculated based on the fact that any Firebird database will need a backup/restore, when the maximum number of transactions 232-1 = 4294967295 is reached. If your database uses 1 transaction per second, this value will be reached after 130 years. When you do a backup and restore, the counter is reset, so …
no need to worry!



21 September 2015

Dear customers,

Please note that as of 01 October 2015 we will have to increase the prices for all IBExpert software subscriptions by 20%. These price adjustments are necessary due to the extensive enhancements that are required for Firebird 3.0. You can purchase the necessary subscriptions for your IBExpert software at the previous price up to and including 30 September 2015. Please take advantage of this opportunity, even if your IBExpert software subscription is still valid. The extension of the subscription period will then be added to the current validity of your account in the IBExpert Download Center.

You can find our new price list from 01 October 2015 as usual on our website under IBExpert products, services & prices.



16 September 2015

This month's special offer!

We know the virtual infrastructure of larger companies very well, an realise it is often not possible, to determine the number of users working with IBExpert. For this reason, we now offer the IBExpert Company Year Edition XL including 1000 IBExpert software activations:

Pay the 12 month fee and you get the right to use the software for a full 24 months!

Smaller companies pay our low introductory price for the IBExpert Company Year Edition S including 20 IBExpert Software activations.

Select the right solution for your company; four software models are available:

Our offer applies to all four IBExpert Company Year Edition software models:

Pay the 12 month fee and you get the right to use the software for a full 24 months!

Order today by email to sales@ibexpert.com, Re: Special offer 09/2015; this offer is only valid until 30th September 2015!

You can find a detailed product description here.



10 August 2015

Visit us at the German Delphi Days!!

23rd-26th September 2015 in Fürth, Germany

The German Delphi Days are the major annual meeting of the German Delphi community. This year the event is taking place for the eleventh consecutive year and still attracts an ever-growing circle of participants.

The workshops are being held from the 23rd to the 25th September organized by the Developer Experts. The main event follows on Saturday, 26th September. The Delphi Days have been extended this year for the first time to a total of four days.

IBExpert KG is one of the principal sponsors

Come and visit our booth at the Delphi Days and let us give us you an insight into our tools and techniques and take advantage of our special offers. ... Details



16 March 2015

Firebird performance by numbers ...

by Holger Klemt

Read our newly published white paper: Firebird performance by numbers by Holger Klemt.



03 March 2015

Lazarus training for Delphi programmers

27th-30th April 2015 in Wardenburg, North Germany

This 4-day workshop for experienced developers offers participants a comprehensive insight, how to become successful using Lazarus as a replacement or supplement for Delphi.

Course contents and details



29th January 2015

Our second Firebird 3.0 IBExpert tutorial

Firebird 3.0: Introduction to packages

Firebird 3.0 packages are a new database object type, which allows the logical grouping of stored procedures and functions, similar to Oracle. Firebird 3.0 packages offer you possibilities to make your business logic more modular, offer security features, and facilitate permission management and dependency tracking. View in our Learning Center or on our YouTube channel.


19th January 2015

New IBExpert tutorial

Firebird 3.0: Introduction to stored functions

This brief introduction to Firebird 3.0 stored functions explains what they are and why you should use them. It also includes a simple example to demonstrate how they work. View in our Learning Center or on our YouTube channel.






We guarantee 100% optimal Firebird performance!?

8th December 2014

German Firebird and IBExpert Roadshow

IFS Server and Performance

Further information regarding our German-language Roadshow can be found on the IBExpert German website.


3rd December 2014

New! IBExpert Company Year Edition

We would like to present our new software model: the solution for virtual machines and cloud infrastructure.

Use the IBExpert IDE and IBExpert Server Tools on multiple computers and virtual machines without any hardware-related activation key. Order our IBExpert Company Year Edition! You can choose between 4 software models. Find out more ...

Trust the database experts for Firebird: IBExpert!



1st December 2014

Firebird 3.0 Beta 1 release is available for testing

The Firebird Project has announced the first official Beta release of Firebird 3.0 today, the next major version of the Firebird relational database.

This Beta release demonstrates the features and improvements currently under development by the Firebird development team. Download here

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

Please note: Beta releases are not encouraged for production usage or any other goals that require a stable system. They are, however, recommended for those users who want to help in identifying issues and bottlenecks thus allowing to progress faster through the Beta/RC stages towards the final release.



21st October 2014

Why typical Delphi projects often fail ...

A subjective observation by Holger Klemt

Read our newly published white paper: Why typical Delphi projects often fail by Holger Klemt.


06 June 2014

How to retrieve a corrupt Firebird/InterBase® database

Have you ever had the problem that you suddenly cannot open your Firebird/InterBase® database? Firebird won't allow you to back it up, and even gfix cannot solve the problem. Firebird indicates the nature of the problem (e.g. checksum error) and on which database page the problem has occurred, but you can't get at it to take a closer look.

Use IBExpert Database Inside to extract and analyze your database metadata and data, without using the Firebird/InterBase® server or any of their tools at all! See just how easy it is, by viewing our online tutorial: Retrieve corrupt databases using IBExpert's Database Inside.



20th May 2014

Special offer IBExpert Day Edition!

We have extended our special offer until 1st July 2014: 100 IBExpert Day Edition for just EUR 55.00 (normally EUR 99.00) when paying using PayPal. You can order directly in our online shop: enter the Promo Code 55555, and this special offer article will automatically added to your shopping cart. Once the PayPal payment has been received we will mail you the invoice and activate the 100 IBExpert Day registrations to your IBExpert Download Center account.

  • You can find out more about the IBExpert Day Edition here.
  • You can order here.


7th April 2014

New! IBExpert Day Edition

The cost-effective way to provide support to your customers!

Use the IBExpert IDE whenever and wherever you need it. The ideal cost-effective solution if you offer remote support to your customers, need to repair a database or just want to take a quick look at a Firebird/InterBase® database when you're out and about! ...more



1st April 2014

IBExpert has been busy!

Take a look at the current extent of our Firebird 3.0 support: Firebird 3.0 features already implemented in IBExpert.

And here you can view all new features introduced in our regular updates: What's New?

  • Has your software expired? Purchase your software assurance by mailing your order to sales@ibexpert.com.
  • Is your software still valid for a software assurance product? Check our software conditions here?.


28th February 2014

IBExpert and Firebird Power Workshops, Karlsruhe, Germany, March 2014

German IBExpert Power Workshops. ... Details
We have not yet set a date for the next English-language IBExpert & Firebird Power Workshops. If you are interested, please mail sales@ibexpert.com, and we'll let you know, as soon as we have more details.



25th November 2013

Firebird company training for Software application users

German-language company workshops. ... Details



11th November 2013

IBExpert and Firebird Power Workshops, Wardenburg, North Germany, February 2014

German IBExpert Power Workshops. ... Details
We have not yet set a date for the next English-language IBExpert & Firebird Power Workshops. If you are interested, please mail sales@ibexpert.com, and we'll let you know, as soon as we have more details.



14th October 2013

IBExpert and Firebird Power Workshops, Karlsruhe, November 2013

German IBExpert Power Workshops. ... Details



20th June 2013

Firebird performance recommendations: a white paper

Holger Klemt, June 2013

This white paper was prepared following an on-site performance workshop at a client’s, the aim being to analyze an application running on a Firebird 2.5 database. The company was suffering tremendous performance problems, although the database was only 10 GB large with 50 clients working on it at any one time.

The white paper details the proposals made by IBExpert KG, specific to this client’s issues. We have decided to publish this paper, as we are sure that many other companies could benefit by some or all of the proposals.

Should you be interested in having your Firebird-based application analyzed, please contact info@ibexpert.com. The analysis can be performed on site or via remote connection.

View in our online documentation or download the PDF Version.



23rd May 2013

Live support - worldwide special offer

Book up to 6 hours live support via TeamViewer for only $ 999 USD (usual fee $ 1,500). This offer is available worldwide.

It's all about database performance ...

IBExpert KG is the leading name in software development, architecture, database performance and tuning for InterBase® and Firebird databases. We offer a wide range of services all geared to enhance your database performance and to educate your staff to achieve the best results possible.

Our services include (but are not limited to): Database Training, Performance and Tuning Consulting, Performance Management, Remote Support, as well as Upgrade and Migration Services.

IBExpert KG clients range from startups up to international enterprises. We have expertise in a wide range of industrial sectors including financial, health, manufacturing, military, government agencies and many ecommerce businesses.

IBExpert’s Remote Database Services allow continuous operation of your database application with optimal database performance. We can assist you with database management of performance issues, migration and database scalability solutions. Or maybe your InterBase® or Firebird Server is slow or not as reliable as you need it to be.

Many IT organizations clearly see the benefit of our services to perform predictive analysis or to check for potential issues before the complaints start coming in.

You no longer need to make compromises or accept substandard performance. We can help you!

Call us for further information on +49 4408 359 3492 or mail info@ibexpert.com.



13th May 2013

IBExpert and Firebird Power Workshops, Cologne, June 2013

German IBExpert Power Workshops. ... Details



30th April 2013

Special offer ONLY for our Facebook fans!


Follow us on Facebook by clicking "Like" and you will be eligible to purchase an IBExpert Single License for only EUR 99.00! Simply mention your Facebook User Name when ordering.

Should you have any questions, please mail info@ibexpert.com or call +49 (0) 4408 3593492.



18th February 2013

Are you still using InterBase®?

Perhaps you should think about changing to Firebird! Here is a blog entry that gives you a reason to seriously consider making the change!

We have converted several customer databases from InterBase® to Firebird and all were very happy with the results. In typical cases we needed only 2 to 3 days to convert the database and review any existing code errors.

By the way: since 2011 all new products created by IBExpert KG (except IBExpert Developer Studio, which is still compiled with Delphi 5) are implemented with Lazarus.

We are very happy that we made the step. For all Pascal programmers, who do not want to change their language but also do not want to pay thousands of dollars or Euros per developer every year for buggy new Delphi versions, we recommend you consider using Lazarus. It is free, powerful and if you require it, we can offer commercial support and training.

The open source product Firebird took perhaps 12 years to kill its commercial competitor InterBase®. Where will the commercial product Delphi be in 10 years compared to Lazarus? Who knows ...

Do you want to purchase IBExpert Developer Studio to manage the database conversion as comfortable as possible?
Click here to buy now



IBExpert News

7th December 2012

Purchase a new IBExpert license or Software Assurance in 2012!

The year is drawing to a close, the temperatures are dropping, and the mulled wine tastes as good as ever!

This is the ideal opportunity to finally purchase an IBExpert license or extend your current license.

Please note: if you order by the 15th December 2012, then former IBExpert license owners may order our Software Assurance, even if the license has expired more than 12 months ago!

You'd like to increase your number of licenses? No problem! If you order by the 15th December 2012 you can order any Software Assurance of a higher value. Example: up until now you've been using 3 IBExpert licenses; now you would like 5. Simply order the IBExpert Developer Studio 5 License Software Assurance for only € 439.00.

IBExpert Software Assurance: only available to registered customers who own at least one IBExpert license

For all others: IBExpert initial licenses

Do you require a written quotation?
Mail your query to info@ibexpert.com



Firebird news

7th November 2012

New: Firebird 2.5.2

Released November 06, 2012

As well as many bug fixes accumulated over the months since v2.5.1, this sub-release provides a few minor improvements, particularly of help to administrators. In summary:

  • Some welcome improvements were made to the trace services, viz.,
    • Sessions can now be configured to log user and automatic sweep activity.
    • Trace now produces statistics of actions that happen after a transaction has finished.
    • Trace now provides the ability to log errors that occur in runtime (lock conflicts, key violations, et al.)
  • It is now possible to use the API to do a remote backup/restore.
  • A note is now written into firebird.log when an automatic sweep is started.

All users upgrading from Firebird 2.5.1 are strongly advised to migrate databases using %newwingbak backup/restore, see the details in the release notes.

Read / download release notes in HTML or PDF format.

Go to the Firebird 2.5.2 Downloads page.



IBExpert News

6th November 2012

IBExpert special offer! IBExpert Site License for only € 499

This special offer is limited to the first 100 orders!

Site License incl. all Updates for 12 months for only EUR 499 (regular price EUR 1,990), price excl. VAT, if applicable.

If you purchase the IBExpert Site License Special Offer, we will create a license file for all computers/workstations used in your company. It is not necessary to register each workstation individually. It includes all updates for 12 months following date of purchase.

Furthermore the Site License offers you the additional advantage of the IBExpert Developer Studio server editions, such as IBExpertBackupRestore and IBEBlock.

Standard Site licenses cover an unlimited number of users at a single location of your company or organization. The full Site license conditions can be viewed and downloaded here.

You need an IBExpert Site License for a number of locations for your enterprise, local government, school etc.? Details here: Enterprise Site License?.

The following applies for all IBExpert Site Licenses:

A single location is defined as the physical address (location) of the Site License purchaser. Users who are current employees of the company or organization at the physical address which purchased the Site License may use the software beyond this physical address (e.g. laptops) provided that at least 50% of the software use under the license is at the physical address of the Site License purchaser.

Details of purchase and payment options can be found here?. If you have any further questions please mail info@ibexpert.com.

All IBExpert features are enabled, for example performance analysis, stored procedure debugger, trace manager, etc. The ideal tool for on site customer support.

You can order this special offer only in our online shop.

Once the 100 Site Licenses have been ordered it will be removed from the shop.

As long as you can see the product in the shop, your order is guaranteed at the advertised price, providing we receive payment within 2 working days following receipt of the order.

We recommend payment using PayPal, so we can immediately deliver the product.

Take advantage of this offer while you can!



IBExpert News

8th October 2012

Free database statistics analysis

Are there perhaps some things in your database that you really should know about but don’t?

Take advantage of our free offer and send us your current database statistics for analysis.

Important: the statistics should be generated during runtime using the IBExpert menu item, Services / Database Statistics.

Database Statistics documentation

Check the option Analyse average record and version length (Firebird >= 1.5, InterBase® >= 7), which can be found below the toolbar. Then simply click the Retrieve Statistics icon (green arrow) or press [F9] to start the retrieval process.

Generate the statistics then save the contents of the Text window as a text file. If you also wish a free analysis of your server statistics then please include the interbase.log or firebird.log, found in the main Firebird or InterBase® directory. Finally send these files (compressed as a zip or 7z) to support@ibexpert.com.

To ensure an optimal analysis, you should ideally generate the database statistics when as many users as possible are actively working simultaneously on the database. It would help us further, if you could generate two lots of database statistics taken within an hour, and send both of these to us. The results of our analysis could also be of great importance to you, if you are using third party software. Should there be foreseeable problems with the server or the database, it is important to recognize these quickly and develop strategies to avoid them actually occurring.

We’ll get back to you within just a few days with a summary of the results.

Don’t forget: this service is completely free and unconditional!

Remote DBA

Are you trying to find a solution for your database's problems?

A database server installation is always an extremely complex project, even though the Firebird or InterBase® server requires a very low level of administration.

Our experience with hundreds of installations has shown that a lot of servers have no real concept for critical situations. A daily backup is never tested, there is no plan how a new server should be set up should the original server crash, the server performance is lower than it was before, etc.

Do not wait for the worst-case scenario to happen. The IBExpert Remote DBA service is designed for all Firebird and InterBase® users, but especially for those companies who have no large budget for their own Database Administrator. Depending on your wishes and your requirements you can order this with an annual, quarterly or monthly check.

Find out how the Remote DBA works!

When you order this service, we will propose a date/time to start the online session.

This service is designed exactly to meet your needs, even if you have no experience with the details of the InterBase® or Firebird database server configuration.

You can purchase our Remote DBA service directly in our online shop.

We also offer reseller conditions for the IBExpert Remote DBA services. Please mail info@ibexpert.com for details.



IBExpert News

17th September 2012

New: IBExpert Desktop Edition for only €79

The IBExpert Desktop Edition is a single IBExpert IDE license for use on one computer or laptop. It does not include updates, a second home office license key, the command-line tools or the HKSCC tools, but does include all IBExpert IDE functions such as, for example, the Stored Procedure Debugger, Performance tools, etc.

If you need these additional functions, please order the IBExpert Developer Studio.

The price for the IBExpert Desktop Edition is EUR 79.00 per computer.
(plus sales tax/VAT at the current German rate of 19% for all EU residents).

The IBExpert Desktop Edition can only be purchased using this link on Share-it.
Important for Brazilian customers: Share-it also supports Boleto bancário.

Following receipt of payment, you will receive a download address for IBExpert Desktop Edition Setup. This version will show you a registration code for your machine. Please send this registration code to register@ibexpert.com to receive the permanent key. The software can be used without entering the permanent key for 10 days.

Please note: IBExpert Desktop Edition covers a single station. The permanent key is hardware dependent. A permanent key can be used only on the computer where the corresponding request was generated.

Please make sure you do not try to activate your IBExpert Desktop Edition on another computer than the one where it is to be used.

The IBExpert Desktop Edition might deny the permanent key, if the computer hardware is changed. In that case, you should send a request for a new permanent key from IBExpert.

If you have any further questions please mail info@ibexpert.com.



IBExpert News

23rd May 2012

IBExpert special offer! Named User license for only € 199

This special offer is limited to the first 100 orders!

IBExpert Named User License for one User incl. all Updates for 12 months for only EUR 199 (regular price EUR 499), price excl. VAT, if applicable.

Advantages

A named user license is an exclusive licensure of rights assigned to a single named (first and last name) IBExpert license owner. The user will be named with their first and last name in the license file. Named user licenses allow the user to use IBExpert on multiple computers.

The licensed named user (first and last name) can install IBExpert wherever he needs it and copy the license file to this computer. No additional keys are required to make IBExpert work.

Order this special offer in our online shop now.

Once the 100 Named User Licenses have been ordered, the offer will be removed from our shop.

As long as you can see the product in the shop, your order is guaranteed at the advertised price, providing we receive payment within 2 working days following receipt of the order.

We recommend to pay using PayPal, so we can immediately deliver the product.

Take advantage of this offer while you can!



IBExpert News

9th December 2011

New license model: IBExpert Named User License

Now we offer an IBExpert license model, where a single named user (first and last name) can exclusively install and use IBExpert on multiple machines. Full details of the IBExpert Named User License can be referred to here?.

The IBExpert Named User License can be purchased in our online shop. Details of purchase and payment options can be found here. If you have any further questions please mail info@ibexpert.com.



Firebird News

4th October 2011

Firebird 2.5.1 (sub-release) now available for download

Firebird 2.5.1 (sub-release) is available! The Firebird Project is happy to announce the general availability of Firebird 2.5.1 - a minor release of the award-winning relational database management system. This sub-release introduces several bug fixes and many important improvements - for example, performance improvements during a database restore, the ability to write to global temporary tables in read-only databases, etc. For the full list of changes please refer to the Release Notes, Chapter 2 "New in Firebird 2.5".

Firebird 2.5.1 has 100% compatible on-disk structure with Firebird 2.5.0, so it is recommended to migrate to 2.5.1 as soon as possible. To download Firebird 2.5.1, please visit the download section at the Firebird website: www.firebirdsql.org.



IBExpert News

19th September 2011

Indestructible Firebird

Quick and reliable database servers

Do you use the Firebird database? If you do, you’ve made an excellent choice, as the base architecture of all Firebird systems ensures that these platforms belong to the most stable of database systems available.

But even a robust database system is dependent on the quality of the hardware and operating system software. And this is where dangers often lurk!

Virtualization is the buzzword of modern computer architecture, but a critical factor is often considerably underestimated: even virtualized systems are prone to error, whether due to hardware failures on the host system, lack of space on the disk, or simply due to unexpected errors in the operating system on which the Firebird software is run.

To prepare for such a worst-case scenario you have already set up a daily backup of the database, but is this backup regularly checked for consistency? How long does it take to restore? Is the user database also backed up? With a nightly backup cycle, a server failure at the end of the day means that all data collected that day is lost. And if you haven’t noticed until now that your backup mechanism, for whatever reason, cannot be restored, the problems are considerably greater. Even a snapshot of a virtual machine is not always a solution, even if it is available.

And what happens if your server system is irreparable and must be replaced by a new one? How long does it take to get the server up and running again, if your administrator is on vacation? Is there any documentation for procedures to be taken in worst-case scenarios, for example, a fire in the server room?

The solution

Our data security concept "Indestructible Firebird" is based on 20 years of experience dealing with our customers’ database systems. We offer tiered solutions customized to meet your individual requirements.

Depending on the size of the database, the server speed and availability requirements of the server environment, we can offer various methods to safeguard your database system.

Further information here.



IBExpert News

13th September 2011

New IBExpert reseller in the USA

IBExpert is pleased to announce its new reseller in the USA, allowing those US customers who have problems ordering software in Europe to order directly. You can contact Jan Hoelterling direct at:

 Jan Hoelterling Consulting LLC
 1601 Havard Road,
 77336 Huffman, TX
Email:ibexpert@hoelterling.com
Tel:+1 281 770 8529
Fax:+1 775 383 2676
 http://www.hoelterling.com


You can download the US purchase order form here, and fax or mail it to Jan directly.

And don't forget, we already have resellers in Poland?, Czech Republic? and Germany?!

If you are interested in selling IBExpert products in your own country, please take a look at our Reseller page? or contact us directly at info@ibexpert.com.



Firebird News

25th August 2011

Firebird 2.1 Release Candidate 1 released

The Firebird Project team is happy to announce that the v.2.5.1 release candidate kits for Linux and Windows 32-bit and 64-bit platforms are ready for testing. MacOSX kits are delayed by a problem with MacOSX 10.7 (Lion) but should appear soon. Enjoy! And please report bugs or regressions to the firebird-devel list.



IBExpert News

12th August 2011

UTF8 database conversion using IBExpert

In today’s globalized world, software applications can easily be marketed globally; the only hindrance often being due to legacy reasons, namely that they were not originally written supporting the Unicode standard UTF8. Current Delphi versions, Lazarus, Visual Studio and Java all support this standard; however many databases deployed today still use WIN1252, ISO8859_1 or even NONE. Often this is due to the lack of a quick and simple method to perform a quick and automated conversion into the new character set. IBExpert offers the ideal solution using its IBEBlock language.

You can download our sample script (convert2utf8.sql), with which you can convert any Firebird database to UTF8. With only small adaptations a conversion can be made from character set NONE to, for example, ISO8859_1. Simply load the script into IBExpert’s SQL Editor, using an IBExpert full licensed version or the IBExpert Trial version, adjust the script variables to your directories and paths, and run. Without any further work, your database has now been converted to UTF8!

You can purchase the IBExpert full version with full IBEBlock support in our online shop: purchase IBExpert full version.

As a software manufacturer you can also automatically convert databases directly at your customers’, using the command-line version of our script interpreters, IBEScript.exe, or the DLL version, IBEScript.dll, using the Distribution License, which you can order in our online shop: IBEScript.exe Distribution license and IBEScript.dll Distribution license.

Using the DLL version you can incorporate the complete language range of IBEScript directly into your software. Find out more about the functions of this language here: IBEBlock lanugage.

Using IBEScript/IBEBlock technology you can copy data between databases, connect to ODBC sources, generate PDF files, send and receive emails, compare database structures, import and export data, and much more.

A Distribution license costs only EUR 599.00 a year and can be distributed – without any limitations – together with your own software products to your customers.

Do you require help with InterBase, Firebird, Delphi or IBExpert? IBExpert support hotline.



IBExpert News

17th June 2011

IBExpert Buddy License Offer: Two licenses for the price of one

2 IBExpert Developer Studio licenses incl. all updates for 12 months following date of purchase for only EUR 199.00 (plus VAT where applicable)

The IBExpert Buddy license consists of two independent IBExpert Developer Studio licenses.

Ask your friends or colleagues to join you and share the costs.
You receive two independent registrations in our customer database each with their own access to the customer download area and including full access to all new IBExpert versions for 12 months following purchase.

Important: when ordering please enter in the Comment field your name, address, email and computer name for your "buddy" as the owner of the second license.

This offer is limited until the 30th June 2011!



Firebird news

25th March 2011

8th Brasilian Firebird Developers' Day 2011

The venue and date for the next Brazilian Firebird Developers Day (FDD) has been announced. The conference will take place in Piracicaba-SP, at Unimep (the same place as in previous years), on 23 July 2011. More information will be published in May at the conference site.



Firebird news

25th February 2011

Firebird 2.5 Classic/Superclassic on Linux

IMPORTANT! It has been found that v.2.5 Classic for Linux has problems with AST delivery if used with glibc 2.5. With glibc 2.7 it works properly. The situation with glibc 2.6 is unknown for now.

If your glibc version is lower than v.2.7, it must be upgraded before using Firebird 2.5 Classic/Superclassic.



IBExpert special offer!

17th February 2011

IBExpert Special Offer, limited to the first 100 orders: IBExpert Portable License including all updates for 12 months
for only EUR 199.00 (regular price EUR 379.00)

Price includes shipping but excludes VAT/sales tax, where applicable.

This license is USB stick-dependent. You can start IBExpert Developer Studio and all its modules on any computer where the dongle is connected to the computer.

There is no additional computer-specific information required. With this license you can use the full IBExpert version at your customers’; the license will function as along as the USB stick is inserted. All IBExpert functionalities and features are available, for example, Performance Analysis, Stored Procedure Debugger, Trace Manager, and so on.

This really is the ideal tool for customer support.

You can purchase this product in our online shop.

This offer is limited to 100 licenses; once the 100 have been sold, it will be removed from our online shop. As long as you can view the special offer item in our online shop, the offer is available and the price guaranteed, as long as we receive payment within two days following receipt of order. We recommend payment using PayPal, so that we can deliver immediately. You can of course, also request invoice payment.

Take advantage of this unique offer and order today!



IBExpert Roadshow

3rd February 2011

IBExpert Roadshow 28th February 2011, 1:00pm-4:00pm in London, England

IBExpert KG, Germany, invites you to our free Roadshow taking place in London on Monday, 28th February 2011, 1:00pm-4:00pm, at the following venue:

THEODORE BULLFROG,
28 John Adam Street,
Charing Cross, London,
WC2N 6HL

Holger Klemt from IBExpert KG will present the following topics:

  • Firebird 2.5 architecture and its advantages
  • IBExpert performance tools
  • Monitoring and optimizing your database
  • IBEBlock script language
  • InterBase® to Firebird conversion

Did you know that you can increase the speed of your application up to 500% simply by exchanging InterBase® or older Firebird versions with the newest Firebird 2.5? And best of all: Firebird is completely free - even for commercial applications. We will show you how to convert your BDE/IBX-driven application almost automatically!

All Roadshow participants will have the unique opportunity to purchase licenses at special offer rates, which will only be offered at the Roadshow! Examples:

IBExpert Site License including all updates for 12 months - company license for an unlimited number of work stations at a single company location for only GBP 680 (regular price GBP 1,695).

IBExpert Portable License including all updates for 12 months (The IBExpert Portable License is USB dongle-dependent, i.e. it is protected using a USB dongle. You can use and install IBExpert Developer Studio and all its modules wherever you want, but they will only work when the dongle is connected to the computer) for only GBP 199 (regular price GBP 319).

Please register your participation here: roadshow@ibexpert.com.

See you in London on Monday, 28th February 2011!



IBExpert Roadshow

14th January 2011

IBExpert Roadshow 1st February 2011, 13:00-17:00 in Antwerp, Belgium

IBExpert KG, Germany, invites you to our free Roadshow taking place in Antwerp, Belgium on Tuesday, 1st February 2011, 13:00-17:00, at the following venue:

PeopleWare NV
Duwijckstraat 17
B-2500 Lier

Holger Klemt from IBExpert KG will present the following topics (English language):

  • Firebird 2.5 architecture and its advantages
  • IBExpert performance tools
  • Monitoring and optimizing your database
  • IBEBlock script language

We will be supported by PeopleWare/ Belgium, and better office BeNeLux will join us. All roadshow participants will have the unique opportunity to purchase licenses at special offer rates, which will only be offered at the Roadshow! For example: 1 IBExpert Site License including all updates for 12 months - company license for an unlimited number of work stations at a single company location for only EUR 799 (regular price EUR 1,990).

Please register your participation here: roadshow@ibexpert.com.

See you in Antwerp on Tuesday, 1st February 2011!



IBExpert Roadshow

7th January 2011

Dutch

IBExpert Roadshow 31st January 2011, 13:00-17:00 in Eindhoven, the Netherlands

IBExpert KG, Germany, invites you to our free Roadshow taking place in Eindhoven, the Netherlands on Monday, 31st January 2011, 13:00-17:00, at the following venue:

Zalenzentrum 't Hazzo
Trolliuslaan 7
5582 GM Waalre

Directions

Holger Klemt from IBExpert KG will present the following topics (English language):

  • Firebird 2.5 architecture and its advantages
  • IBExpert performance tools
  • Monitoring and optimizing your database
  • IBEBlock script language

Furthermore we will be joined by better office BeNeLux.

All roadshow participants will have the unique opportunity to purchase licenses at special offer rates, which will only be offered at the Roadshow! For example: 1 IBExpert Site License including all updates for 12 months - company license for an unlimited number of work stations at a single company location for only EUR 799 (regular price EUR 1,990).

Please register your participation here: roadshow@ibexpert.com.

See you in Eindhoven on Monday, 31st January 2011!


IBExpert Roadshow

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Zalenzentrum 't Hazzo
Trolliuslaan 7
5582 GM Waalre

Wegbeschrijving



IBExpert Roadshow

25th November 2010

čeština

IBExpert Roadshow 13th December 2010 09:00-13:00 in Prague, Czech Republic

IBExpert KG, Germany, invites you to our free Roadshow taking place in Prague, Czech Republic on Monday, 13th December 2010 09:00-13:00, at the following venue:

Konferenční centrum GreenPoint – sál C
Dvouletky 529/42,
Praha 10

Holger Klemt from IBExpert KG will present the following topics (English language):

  • Firebird 2.5 architecture and its advantages
  • IBExpert performance tools
  • Monitoring and optimizing your database
  • IBEBlock script language

Furthermore our reseller Manager and Firebird expert, Jiri Cincura, will talk about Firebird in the Czech Republic.

All participants at the IBExpert Roadshow on 13th Dec 2010 in Prague will get the unique opportunity to purchase a Special Offer which will only be available on the Roadshow! For example:

1 IBExpert Site License incl. all updates for 12 months - company license for an unlimited number of work stations at a single company location for only 699 EUR (respective price Czech currency) (regular 1,950 EUR). Payment can, if wished, be handled in Czech currency through our reseller Jiri Cincura.

Please register your participation here: info@ibexpert.com.

See you in Prague on Monday, 13th December 2010!


IBExpert Roadshow 13. prosince 2010 09:00-13:00 v Praze, Česká Republika

Společnost IBExpert KG, Německo Vás zve na roadshow, která se uskuteční v Praze, v pondělí 13. prosince 2010, 9:00-13:00 na adrese:

Konferenční centrum GreenPoint – sál C
Dvouletky 529/42,
Praha 10

Holger Klemt z IBExpert KG bude prezentovat následující témata (v angličtině):

  • Architektura Firebirdu 2.5 a její výhody
  • Nástroje IBExpert pro ladění a sledování výkonu
  • Monitorování a optimalizace databáze
  • Skriptovací jazyk IBEBlock

Dále bude mít možnost dotázat se našeho resellera Mgr. Jiřího Činčury (Firebird specialista) na libovolné záludnosti, které Vás trápí při používání Firebirdu.

Všichni návštěvníci IBExpert Roadshow, která se koná 13. Prosince v Praze, budou mít jedinečnou možnost využít „speciální nabídky“, která bude dostupná pouze na Roadshow! Například:

1 IBExpert Site License včetně všech updatů na jeden rok – license pro společnost pro neomezený počet stanic v jedné společnosti za 699 EUR (nebo odpovídající částka v Kč) (běžně 1950 EUR).

Platby mohou být uskutečněny i v CZK přes našeho resellera Jiřího Činčuru.

Registrujte se prosím na: info@ibexpert.com.



IBExpert Roadshow

16th November 2010

polski

IBExpert Roadshow 23rd November 2010 09:00-13:00 in Warsaw, Poland

IBExpert KG, Germany, invites you to our free Roadshow taking place in Warsaw, Poland on Tuesday, 23rd November 2010, at the following venue:

Prema Invest
Krakowskie Przedmiescie 47/51
00-071 Warszawa

Holger Klemt from IBExpert KG will present the following topics (English language):

  • Firebird 2.5 architecture and its advantages
  • IBExpert performance tools
  • Monitoring and optimizing your database
  • IBEBlock script language

IBExpert KG will be supported by its Polish reseller Anysoft. All participants will have the opportunity to purchase IBExpert products at special rates during the Roadshow. Payment can, if wished, be handled in Polish currency through our reseller Anysoft.

Please register here: info@ibexpert.com for the free Roadshow.

See you in Warsaw on Tuesday, 23rd November 2010!


IBExpert Roadshow 23 Listopada 2010 09:00-13:00 w Warszawie

IBExpert KG, Germany pragnie zaprosić na bezpłatny Roadshow, który odbędzie się w Warszawie we wtorek 23 listopada 2010. Zjazd jest organizowany we współpracy z Naszym polskim partnerem firmą AnySoft.pl. Z przyjemnością spotkamy się z Państwem w tym miejscu:

Prema Invest
Krakowskie Przedmiescie 47/51
00-071 Warszawa

Holger Klemt z IBExpert KG przeprowadzi konferencję (w języku angielskim) o tematyce:

  • Firebird 2.5 architektura i zalety
  • IBExpert narzędzia poprawiające wydajność
  • Monitorowanie i optymalizacja bazy danych
  • IBEBlock

Wszyscy uczestnicy będą mogli zakupić programy IBExpert w specjalnej cenie podczas Roadshow. Obsługę transakcji (w polskich złotych) zapewni AnySoft.pl.

Zainteresowanych przybyciem na bezpłatną konferencję, prosimy o rejestrację tutaj: info@ibexpert.com.

Do zobaczenia w Warszawie we wtorek 23 listopada 2010!



Firebird News

1st October 2010

Firebird 2.5 final release announced

The Firebird 2.5 release date is set to October 4, 2010. Join Philippe Makowski, President of Firebird Foundation, and Dmitry Yemanov, lead Firebird developer, at the Launch Webinar devoted to the 5th major release of Firebird. It will take place on October 4, 2010, at 13-00 GMT.

Link for the Firebird 2.5 Webinar is https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/fbcon2010/join?id=46D79S&role=attend

See a full presentation of the final 2.5 release at this year's 8th Firebird Conference, November 11-13 2010 in Bremen, Germany.



IBExpert News

15th September 2010

Firebird Conference 2010 11-13 November 2010, Bremen, Germany

The 8th International Firebird Conference 2010 will take place from 11th-13th November for the first time in Bremen. IBExpert KG will bring together the best speakers of our industry with Firebird developers from all over the world to share the latest information on Firebird developments. The Firebird Conference gives the Firebird community an ideal opportunity to get an update on state-of-the-art technology. It will play an important role as the community event for all developers working with Firebird. On top of that you have the chance to get informed on the latest products, tools, services and additional technologies available on the market at the exhibition hosting numerous sponsors and exhibitors.

Ticket pricing

Firebird Conference Highlights

  • A broad range of topics including:
    • Writing 32 + 64-Bit UDFs for Firebird using Pascal Language with Lazarus and Freepascal.
    • Database conversions: UTF8 and other character set targets, owner change, etc.
    • How to replace InterBase® with Firebird?
    • Part time foreign keys: using flexible triggers to replace declarative foreign keys.
    • Turbo Firebird: A Firebird performance comparison: 32/64 bit, virtual machines, multicore, ramdisk, harddisk, Linux, Windows, monitoring, etc.
    • Lazarus, Freepascal and Firebird: native multiplatform development for Windows, Linux, Mac, 32 and 64 bit.
    • Firebird, Apache and PHP-based web application: basic technology for mobile browser access, including iPad, iPhone and Android.
    • New features in .NET provider for Firebird.
    • Creating services for rich internet applications using Firebird and OData protocol.
    • Connecting to Firebird using .NET provider from various devices - iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows Phone,...
    • Serverside programming techniques.
    • Firebird 2.5 architectures comparison.
    • Open Source OLAP environment with Firebird.
    • What is new in Firebird 2.5?
    • The future of Firebird: Roadmap and Version 3.0.
  • The best international speakers!
  • The best mix for your success:
    • best practices,
    • networking experience exchange,
    • technical tips & tricks.

The full list of sessions can be viewed here.

See you 11th-13th November 2010 in Bremen, Germany!

Registration

Included in the 1 day private ticket (13 November 2010):

  • Early Bird fee EUR 69 incl. 19% VAT.
    • 10% discount when ordering 2 or more tickets.
  • Access to 10 professional sessions held by world-class Firebird experts.
  • All sessions are held in English by non-native speakers, so are easily understandable even for those with only a basic knowledge of English.
  • Select between two simultaneous sessions.
  • 15 minute breaks between sessions.
  • Coffee breaks, cold drinks, lunch.
  • A free EUR 50 voucher for IBExpert products.
  • Buy your ticket now.

Advantages of the 3 day business ticket (11 - 13 November 2010):

  • Early Bird fee EUR 719 incl. 19% VAT.
  • Access to more than 30 professional sessions held by world-class Firebird experts.
    • 10% discount when ordering 2 tickets.
    • 20% discount when ordering 3 or more tickets.
  • All sessions are held in English by non-native speakers, so easily understandable even for those with only a basic knowledge of English.
  • Select between two simultaneous sessions.
  • 15 minute breaks between sessions.
  • Coffee breaks, cold drinks, lunch buffet.
  • Participation in the Thursday and Friday evening dinner event.
  • The first 30 purchasers of a business ticket get an additional voucher for the Mercedes-Benz "The Rock" experience: drive a Mercedes Benz GLK SUV in an offroad park with an experienced instructor. German video.
  • The second 30 purchasers of a business ticket get an additional voucher for the Mercedes-Benz "Banked curve" experience: drive a Mercedes Benz on a test road with an experienced instructor.
  • All purchasers receive a free voucher for visiting the Mercedes Benz factory, where a lot of fantastic cars such as the Mercedes Benz SL are created.
  • Free download of all session video recordings after the conference.
  • A free EUR 100 voucher for IBExpert products.
  • Buy your ticket now.

Terms of participation

The participation fee for the Firebird Conference 2010 includes the activities mentioned on the Firebird Conference 2010 website. The Early Bird fees apply for registrations received by the 11th October 2010. Registrations received after this date are subject to the regular price of EUR 89 for the one-day Private Ticket and EUR 899 for the three-day Business Ticket.

All prices include VAT; this also applies to participants coming from abroad, EU and non-EU nations (§ 3a, UstG.), as the event is being held in Germany. The participation fee is due immediately after billing. Participation is only possible if the total amount has been paid before the conference begins. Conference participation may be cancelled up until the 19th October 2010. All cancellations incur a cancellation fee of EUR 100 pro Ticket, not including VAT, charged by the organizers. Cancellation is not possible after this date and the full participation fee must be paid.

The organizer reserves the right to change the conference program for organizational or other reasons.

Payments will be reimbursed if the conference has to be cancelled by the organizer. The organizer accepts no further liability or claims. Should the conference have to be postponed, all conference registrations remain valid.

Product and brand names are usually registered trademarks of the respective companies.

Firebird Conference 2010 is an IBExpert KG event. The organizer holds all copyrights for the content of the conference. In case of any questions please send an email to info@ibexpert.com or call us at +49 (0) 4408 3593492.

Prices subject to alteration. Errors and omissions excepted.



New IBExpert Download Center 2.0 now online

17th May 2010

We have just activated the new IBExpert Download Center 2.0. The technology is based on 100% Firebird with about 30 lines of PHP code and small parts created with HTML and Java Script-specific knowledge.

With IBExpert you can develop database driven web applications simply and quickly! Learn the necessary techniques in our one day workshop. Yes! developers with Firebird experience need only one day to learn this technology. Ask info@ibexpert.com for details!

The IBExpert Download Center can now be found here: http://www.ibexpert.net/downloadcenter/

Existing accounts should be still valid. Currently the new IBExpert Download Center gives you access to the free IBExpert free IBExpert Personal Edition. Within the next few days, we will also convert the Trial download? and customer download? area as well as the PDF documentation download to the new technology.

All accounts can use their existing email address as the user name and the 8-digit number as password.



Another IBExpert anniversary offer!

25th April 2010

Continuing IBExpert's 10th birthday celebrations, we are proud to present our next special offer:

100 IBExpert Developer Studio 5 license packs for the price of 2! Yes, five full licenses including all updates for 12 months - for just EUR 378.00* - that's less than half the normal price! (The regular price for an IBExpert 5 License Pack is EUR 799.00).

You can also order this product together with your friends. You get 5 individual customer logins! That's about EUR 75.00* per license! And each license also includes a second key for a laptop!

This offer only applies to the first 100 direct orders placed in our online shop, so it's first come first serve! Once the 100 licenses have been ordered it will be removed from the shop. Take advantage of this offer while you can!

*Plus sales tax where applicable



Product News

8th April 2010

New third party product

IBExpert KG is proud to add Orean® Technologies' advanced Windows software protection system, Themida®, to its product range. Themida® has been developed for software developers who wish to protect their applications against advanced reverse engineering and software cracking. We will be using this product ourselves from the next version onwards to protect IBExpert against cracks.



Another IBExpert anniversary offer!

10th March 2010

Continuing IBExpert's 10th birthday celebrations, we are proud to present our next special offer:

100 IBEScript.exe or IBEScript.dll Distribution Licenses including 10 years free udpates and 10 years distribution rights. Yes, that really is 10 years download access to all the newest IBEScript versions and permission to distribute the product with your own application for just EUR 499.00* each (normally these products would cost EUR 4990.00* each!).

This only applies to the first 100 direct orders placed in our online shop, so it's first come first serve! Once the 100 licenses have been ordered this offer will be removed from the shop. Take advantage of this offer while you can!

Just a few examples of what you can do with the IBEScript distribution license:

1. IBEBlock technology to create procedures with access to data in different Firebird/InterBase® databases
2. ODBC access to all ODBC data sources for importing or exporting data from a script
3. Comparing databases from scripts
4. Create automatic reports
5. File import into blob fields from SQL scripts

*Plus sales tax where applicable



IBExpert is 10 years old!

16th February 2010

IBExpert is celebrating its 10th birthday in 2010 (coincidentally, Firebird is as well). You can look forward to a range of special offers throughout the year. We will culminate our anniversary celebrations at the Firebird and IBExpert Conference in November 2010.

Our first offer is for 100 IBExpert Single License including 10 years free udpates. Yes, that really is 10 years download access to all the newest IBExpert versions for just EUR 249.00* (normally this product would cost EUR 990.00*!).

This only applies to the first 100 direct orders placed in our online shop, so it's first come first serve! Once the 100 licenses have been ordered it will be removed from the shop. Take advantage of this offer while you can!

*Plus sales tax where applicable



IBExpert News

12th January 2010

Firebird Conference video collection now available

Download and view all session videos from the Firebird Conference 2009, held in Munich, Germany, for only EUR 59.00.

Language: English
File format: AVI

Purchase now!

Full list of contents can be found here?.



IBExpert News

18th September 2009

New! IBExpert Portable License

Do you occasionally need a "mobile" IBExpert license – to use on a test workstation, to take with you when you are out and about, or to analyse or update a customer’s database? For all IBExpert users who regularly use IBExpert themselves, and occasionally need a temporary IBExpert license for database analysis and administration on their customer’s or test workstations, we have now introduced the IBExpert Portable License. This license is USB dongle-dependent, i.e. it is protected using a USB dongle. You can use and install IBExpert Developer Studio and all its modules wherever you want, but they will only work when the dongle is connected to the computer. There is no additional computer-specific information required. It is also permitted to use this specific license on your customer’s computer, but it will only work with the dongle connected to the computer.

The download keys are dispatched physically together with the USB dongle via Hermes, UPS or DHL on the first working day following receipt of payment. Important: When you order this product, you must select the physical shipping "Hermes, UPS or DHL".

Order your IBExpert Portable License here.



IBExpert News

17th September 2009

Firebird Conference 2009
19th-21st November 2009 in Munich, Germany

IBExpert KG is bringing together the best international speakers in the industry to share the latest Firebird developments with Firebird developers from all over the world. Ticket prices start at just EUR 62.10.

Full details at the Firebird Conference website: http://firebird-conference.com/



IBExpert News

7th August 2009

English-language open workshops Autumn 2009

Database replication and clustering for Firebird and InterBase®

Date: 28.09-29.09.2009
Location: IBExpert KG Training Center, Oldenburger Strasse 233, 26203 Wardenburg (near to Bremen in North Germany).

Course contents and details here. Reserve your place in our online shop.



IBExpert News

6th August 2009

IBExpert Cross Upgrade from EUR 89.00

Have you already purchased another product for the administration of your Firebird and InterBase® databases, for example, Firebird Maestro, EMS SQL Management Studio for Firebird/InterBase®, SQLLY Firebird/InterBase® Development Studio or Upscene Database Workbench?

Then take advantage of our summer offer: You can purchase a cross upgrade to one of the IBExpert Full versions at special reduced rates (see below) for a limited period only.

Important: Your order can only be processed if you send us a copy of the original invoice by email to info@ibexpert.com or fax to +49 (0) 4408 3593499. All orders must be received by August 30th, 2009.

Please select one of the following software assurance products in our online shop:

Further information regarding IBExpert can be found here. Further information regarding the various IBExpert licenses can be found here.

With Internet Explorer you can view our Powerpoint films: IBExpert (13 min.) or IBExpert (6 min.).



IBExpert News

10th July 2009

Software Assurance extension period prolongable

Our standard update extension product, IBExpert Software Assurance?, is available to extend your IBExpert update eligibility for a further 12 months. This entitles you to download all new published software versions for 12 months following the expiry date of your previous license. As a number of customers have requested an extension of this update period to 2 years or longer, we would like to inform all our customers that this is of course possible! Simply mail info@ibexpert.com for a written offer.

Software Assurance can be purchased at any time during the 12 month period that your license is valid. Any remaining time on your current valid license will be added onto the Software Assurance period. Should the update period have expired, it is possible to purchase Software Assurance within 12 months of the license expiry date.

The standard 12 month Software Assurance can be purchased directly in our online shop?.




IBExpert News

5th July 2009

IBExpert Workshop: Open source license requirements in the Firebird world

Do you use open source software for commercial applications?

Due to recent customer feedback regarding written warnings being circulated in the Firebird world, IBExpert KG has decided to dedicate a workshop to the subject of open source licenses.

  • Workshop July: Thursday, 16th July 2009, 10:00-16:00
  • Workshop August: Thursday, 13th August 2009, 10:00-16:00

Subject

Open source software has, over the years, modernized and even revolutionized many areas. There is hardly a commercial product today that is completely without open source components: the database server, a certain DLL or even complete source code modules are soon integrated into a developing application.

If license conditions are not met or simply ignored, this can, often surprisingly, lead to a costly warnings from the software owner, which leads to unnecessary expense.

Contents

  • License requirements Firebird IPL/IDPL.
  • License requirements GPL/LGPL/other.
  • Summary of the most popular open source projects in the Firebird environment and their licenses.
  • When do which licenses apply?
  • Incorporating and using modules and DLLs with different licenses.
  • Examples and court decisions.
  • Basic principles when a written warning is received: how to react.

Important: this workshop should not be construed as legal advice, but as a collation of the most important information regarding open source licensing rights as well as a discussion podium for companies who have been affected by this.

Target group

Project managers, CEOs, managing directors, company owners.

Location

IBExpert KG Training Center, Oldenburger Strasse 233, 26203 Wardenburg, Germany.

The fee per Person per workshop is EUR 249.00. You can reserve your place on this German-language workshop in our onine shop. When ordering online please note in the Comments box which date you wish to attend.

Of course, we also offer this workshop in English. Please contact info@ibexpert.com for a written offer.



IBExpert News

5th July 2009

New: .NET workshops at IBExpert KG

In collaboration with experienced instructors, IBExpert KG now offers .NET framework and Visual Studio workshops. In addition to transitional courses to C#, we also offer professional courses, held by our partner, Jiri Cincura (in German or English). Jiri is responsible in the Firebird Project for the .NET driver and he is also a well-known specialist for all questions regarding Visual Studio, and Firebird and the .NET framework. Here are just a few examples:

  • Firebird & .NET Entity Framework: Use the full power of .NET & Entity Framework with Firebird.
  • Programming .NET & Firebird: Developing & fine-tuning your Firebird/.NET application.
  • Using the Power Threading Library for better multi-threaded applications: Learn how to build better multi-threaded applications.
  • New features in C# 4.0 & .NET 4.0: Expand your skills with the new features in C# 4.0 & .NET 4.0.
  • New fine-grained parallelism in .NET 4.0: Build applications that utilize the full computing power.

You can find further details of individual courses here: IBExpert .NET Workshops?.

We can of course offer workshops individually customized to suit your enterprise. Please contact info@ibexpert.com for a written offer.



IBExpert News

25th May 2009

Special offer: you name the price!

How much would you be prepared to pay for an IBExpert Single License? (Regular price EUR 189)

Offer what the product is really worth to you!

Enter the price that you find economically reasonable in our special order form and fax your binding offer to +49 (0) 4408 3593499 or send the scanned version by email to info@ibexpert.com.

If you are among the 100 best offers received within the next 5 days (May 28th 2009 18:00 CET), we will charge your credit card to the amount entered on the order form and email you the download keys and license file. If your bid is not among the 100 best offers, we will notify you by email. Companies based in Europe can also pay for their offer, if accepted, by invoice and bank transfer. For payments from companies outside Europe we require valid credit card details.



IBExpert News

15th May 2009

The next Delphi® version will officially support Firebird

Today we have seen the roadmap for the next Delphi® version shown on http://www.delphilive.com. It is now official that Delphi® will in future provide official support for Firebird: a Firebird DBX driver will be added in the next version. Really great news for all Firebird and Delphi® users!



IBExpert News

5th May 2009

Meet the IBExpert team in San Jose, CA, United States

IBExpert KG will be at the DelphiLive conference from May 13th until May 16th 2009 at the San Jose Marriott Hotel, South Market Street 301, San Jose, California 95113, United States. The main conference site can be found here: http://www.delphilive.com.

If you wish to register for the DelphiLive conference, just send us an email: we can offer a special package at 5% discount on the regular prices.

  • 2 days (main conference) May 14th - 15th, 2009 - special price US$ 660.00 (regular US$ 699.00)

Free IBExpert customer meeting/workshop

On May 13th 2009 we would like to invite all those interested to an IBExpert customer meeting. Starting at 10am you can visit our Team in San Jose and attend a free IBExpert and Firebird Workshop. We request prior registration to give us an idea how many people wish to attend. Please mail your registration request to info@ibexpert.com, providing your complete email address and the full names of all persons wishing to attend. The registration deadline is May 11th 2009.

You are not yet an IBExpert customer?

No problem, all IBExpert products can be purchased at the customer meeting at a special rate. Only at this event and at the DelphLive Conference will you have the unique opportunity to purchase all our products at the Euro price converted 1:1 to US$.

You have no time to visit us there?

Just contact info@ibexpert.com for a special quote.

IBExpert is looking for resellers/partners in your country

IBExpert KG is highly successful in the German and European markets. We are market leaders when it comes to Firebird open source database products and support, and our references include some of the largest European enterprises. We are currently looking for active resellers and partners worldwide. Please contact info@ibexpert.com with your company profile or request a meeting in San Jose with our CEO Holger Klemt. We are in the USA until May 19th 2009.

Seize the opportunity to be part of the growing open source database market and find out why Firebird is the most used open source database with millions of installations in commercial applications worldwide.



IBExpert News

4th May 2009

IBExpert workshops Germany June 2009

Convert to Delphi® 2009 & Firebird 2.1

IBExpert KG today announced their next series of workshops:

  • Hamburg June 4th-5th 2009
  • Cologne June 15th-16th 2009

Two days packed solid with knowledge for professional software development (German-language only). You can find out more about the workshop contents here?. This workshop will also include a brief introduction to IBExpertOOP Framework?: learn how quickly it is possible to construct a simple customer and product adminstration, and which steps are necessary to integrate your own complex forms.

You can book your place at our online shop. Should you be interested in participating in such a workshop held in English, please mail info@ibexpert.com.

Tip: The German "Delphitage" (Delphi Days) is being held in Hamburg on June 6th 2009. Why not combine our workshop with a visit to this event? Further information regarding the Delphitage can be found here: http://www.delphi-tage.de.



IBExpert News

25th Mar 2009

Special offer: You name the price!
Pay as much as you want for IBExpert VAR License!

How much would you be prepared to pay for an IBExpert VAR License? (Regular price EUR 2,990)

Offer what the product is really worth to you!

Enter the price that you find economically reasonable in our special order form and fax your binding offer to +49 (0) 4408 3593499 or send the scanned version by email to info@ibexpert.com. If you are among the 100 highest offers received within the next 5 days (31st March 2009 18:00 CET), we will charge your credit card to the amount entered on the order form and email you the download keys and license file. If your bid is not among the 100 best offers, we will notify you by email. Companies based in Europe can also pay for their offer, if accepted, by invoice and bank transfer. For payments from companies outside Europe we require valid credit card details.

Advantages of the IBExpert VAR license

  • unlimited usage of all IBExpert Tools in your company
  • unlimited distribution of IBExpert IDE
  • unlimited distribution of IBEScript DLL and EXE
  • unlimited distribution of the unique Backup Restore Scheduler
  • 12 month updates included
  • further information here?.

(unlimited distribution is only allowed together with your software, no individual reselling is allowed)

Place your bid here.



IBExpert News

20th Feb 2009

IBExpert KG now accepts direct credit card payments

You can now order IBExpert products in our online shop and select the payment type credit card. It is no longer necessary to open a Paypal account.

After you have completed your order, please enter your credit card details (Visa or MasterCard) on our mail order fax which can be downloaded here.



IBExpert News

10th Feb 2009

Workshop series being held in North Germany

IBExpert KG has today announced its next series of workshops to be held at its German premises in March 2009. Five days packed solid with knowledge for professional software development.

View the workshop contents here:

  • Convert to Delphi 2009 & Firebird 2.1: Upgrade your applications (23rd-24th March 2009)
  • administrator workshop?: Database conversion and administration (25th-26th March 2009)
  • CRM workshop?: download center, web update, help desk and license management (27th March 2009)

You can book your place at our online shop. If Germany is too far for you to travel, we can come to you. Contact us at info@ibexpert.com detailing your requirements and we will send you a written offer.



IBExpert Special offer!

4th December 2008

Upgrade to an IBExpert Site or VAR License now - for all all registered single license customers or for customers with expired licenses - only until December 31, 2008!

With the introduction of our new license structure on December 1, 2008 it is no longer possible to upgrade a license simply by purchasing the respective Software Assurance (refer to Software Assurance? and Upgrade?).

Special offer: for all customers with registered single license(s) whether still valid or expired, we are offering until December 31, 2008 a unique chance to upgrade to a higher version (Site or VAR license) simply by purchasing the respective Software Assurance (update extension) license.

Prices of the various Software Assurance licenses can be found here.



IBExpert Info

1st December 2008

New license models and Software Assurance
(update extension) for our IBExpert products starting 1st December, 2008!

Due to the fact that more and more IBExpert customers are responsible for the administration of standard or individual software packages based on the Firebird or InterBase® database engine, we have created new products especially to meet their needs.

  1. IBExpert Remote DBA - annual, quarterly or monthly analysis of your database.
  2. IBExpert Server Tools - a fully functional IBExpert version without the IBExpert IDE.
  3. IBExpert Software Assurance? - extend the update eligibility of your license for a further 12 months.


IBExpert News

18th November 2008

Today we have uploaded the newest IBExpert version 2008.11.18 for you to download.

Important: we have changed all valid license keys for the registration process and download area. The new keys will only work with version 2008.11.18 or higher. The new keys have been dispatched to all registered users via email.

Major improvements in new version

  • enhanced support for firebird 2.1/2.5
  • bugfixes
  • some new functions:

Overview:

1. Database Comparer 2. Procedure Editor 3. PSQL parser 4. Create SUID procedures 5. Blob Viewer/Editor 7. User Manager 8. Script Editor, IBEScript 9. Database Monitoring 10. SP/Trigger debugger 11. View Editor 12. Extract Metadata 13. IBEBlock 14. A lot of minor bug fixes and small improvements... 15. Download username and registration keys changed 16. Firebird database review and performance optimization workshop?

You can find documentation of all new features and options on What's new page in our online documentation.

  • The Customer version (setup_customer.exe) can be downloaded here? (for customers with valid license keys).
  • The Trial version (setup_trial.exe) can be downloaded here? (45 day test version).
  • The free Personal version (setup_personal.exe) can be downloaded here? (version with limited features free of charge).


IBExpert Events

20th October 2008

IBExpert Firebird Roadshow 2008

All users registered for the IBExpert Download Center may download the videos recorded at the European IBExpert and Firebird Roadshow.

These include approximately 6 hours of information regarding performance tools, IBExpert functionality, the IBEBlock scripting language and many useful tips for Firebird and InterBase® administration and development.

Download:

English version (93 MB): http://www.h-k.de/docu/roadshow2008-Prague-english.exe German version (111 MB): http://www.h-k.de/docu/roadshow2008-Leipzig-german.exe

To access use your email address as the user name and your password for the IBExpert Download Center.

This year the focus has been on following topics:

  • Performance
  • Blocks
  • Data security
  • Maintenance

Here you can find more about the contents.?



IBExpert Info

20th August 2008

IBExpert download information

Important: Only the most recent IBExpert versions should be used with the new Firebird and InterBase® versions. This not only enables proper use of all functionalities but also avoids any problems which may arise due to the API and functional changes in the database engines.

Because of changes to our website, we would like to give you an overview where you can download your most current IBExpert Version. If your customer license has already expired, you should open our shop on http://www.ibexpert.net/shop and order your license extension from the product group extension/updates/upgrades.

Detailed download information regarding the individual IBExpert versions can be found here:



Firebird News

9th June 2008

Firebird Training videos now online on Google video!

We have now published new Firebird training videos on Google Video:

http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=ibexpert+database+training&hl=eN&sitesearch=#

The videos were filmed during last year's Firebird Conference and provide a comprehensive insight into Firebird's database technology. Access to these films (a total of 8 hours) is free of charge.

We can review and optimize review your application: Firebird database review workshop?. You can also book this workshop for InterBase®!



Firebird News

13th May 2008

Firebird forum for beginners and professionals:

The forum is focused on Firebird-specific topics for developers. The main topics include Delphi®, .NET®, Java® and PHP. If requested we can also add new areas or boards for specific languages. The forum runs on Windows® 2003 Server, Apache™ web server, the current PHP version, phpBB 3.01 and Firebird 2.1. The installation is easier than it seems, especially since IBExpert comes along with an integrated Apache™ and PHP version with Firebird support.

http://www.firebirdexperts.com



Firebird News

18th April 2008

Firebird 2.1 is available. Why should I change?

  • Compared to Firebird 1.5, Version 2.X is typically 40% faster.
  • With the changes to version 2.1 the network protocol has been improved and this results in approximately 40% more speed for network access.
  • To make the upgrade from version 1.5 easier, there are some new parameters in version 2.1 such as RELAXEDALIASCHECKING, which help to avoid the more strict alias checking. This results in an easier conversion of Firebird 1.5 databases and applications, which can typically work on Firebird 2.1 without any changes having to be made.
  • Another important feature can be found in the new monitor system tables, which allow better control and a deeper insight into the Firebird server activity.
  • More information and offers for conversion workshops here?.

You can find more details about Firebird 2.1 here: http://www.firebirdsql.org/index.php?op=devel&sub=engine&id=fb210_release



Firebird Workshops

26th March 2008

Firebird workshops

Here you can find further information and prices.



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