Thursday, January 26, 2012

Installing Server and .net provider for firebird.

Today I am providing few simple screenshots to get a kick start on installing firebird and its .net provider.

Step 1: Download Firebird server or client package, if you are a windows user go to and then download the 32 or 64 bit installation package.


Step 2: After downloading the correct version of your server package please lunch the installation wizard. You would see a screenshot like bellow.


Continue the installation process and when you see choosing service or Application choose application or server which ever suits your condition.


Finish the installation process and then move on to download the .net provider. Download and install the latest .net provider.


That’s it all set to move to next step you can develop application and use firebird as database. hit to know more about how to use firebird in your .net code.

Hope this helps. Regards.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Edit Older Posts Using Windows Live Writer

Let me share a quick tips with the community today, we all know what a Windows live writer is, at least who writes a lot in block these day. In the earlier years we didn’t have any good software for particularly blogs. Now we have, at least lots of plugin and third-party tools out there.

If you think that your earlier post are not that much impressive in case of code and design of the content, you might want to edit those using windows live writer, there the few simple steps from where you can edit older posts posted via different editor on any blog.


Open windows live writer and then click on Open recent posts, you would be presented with a window like this.


You can see that there are three action items on the left, Drafts, Recently Posted and Your Added Blog. Click on your added blog and select show All from top dropdown option, now you can double click on any items you want to edit and style the code’s and image with new tool and functionalities.

I am sharing this because I searched for it in google and I found out no good result except some plugin, when there is a easier option for this as built-in functionality in windows live writer. And good thing is that its totally free!. so not commercial version like blog jet.

Until next time keep sharing.

Thursday, January 5, 2012 4.5 will rock the web world of developers

Is this a good idea to lunch a product which has a label 2011 in the year 2012? Should be a 2012 Label product. The antivirus company Kaspersky is maintaining the year version pretty smartly. But Microsoft is a little bit behind. And they should correct it quickly.


Lots of new feature is about to release with 4.5, and Visual studio 2011, Its already 2012 and we don’t have much time as it could be the last year before we all go under water according to the movie 2012, I would very much like to use this new IDE and explore the new feature. Luckily for people like us we have a developer preview available.

Lets all learn The new stuff ASAP.

Firebird a true open source database

I  Spent a lot of time online searching for a embedded database that can be used with any kind of application regardless of platform and technology. And you all can guess that SQLite is the best option for the purpose. But there are some other options as well for instance firebird.  This firebird has also server package and has sp and trigger facility with is a big plus. Bellow a short description is given and taken from there home site.


“Firebird is a relational database offering many ANSI SQL standard features that runs on Linux, Windows, and a variety of Unix platforms. Firebird offers excellent concurrency, high performance, and powerful language support for stored procedures and triggers. It has been used in production systems, under a variety of names, since 1981.
The Firebird Project is a commercially independent project of C and C++ programmers, technical advisors and supporters developing and enhancing a multi-platform relational database management system based on the source code released by Inprise Corp (now known as Borland Software Corp) on 25 July, 2000.
FREE LIKE A BIRD. Anyone can build a custom version of Firebird, as long as the modifications are made available, under the same IDPL licensing, for others to use and build on.
FREE LIKE FREE BEER. No fees for download, registration, licensing or deployment, even you distribute Firebird as part of your commercial software package.
Firebird's development depends on voluntary funding by people who benefit from using it. Funding options range from donations, through Firebird Foundation memberships to sponsorship commitments.
Choosing Firebird and saving or making money by your choice? Show your appreciation and encouragement by contributing money in proportion to these benefits.”

No database is popular unless you have good management studio and administration facility for developers as well as database administrators. But unfortunately after spending few minutes in google I found no good free management studio for it. “EMS SQL Manager for InterBase/Firebird” is a commercial and trial ware that can be used to administer that firebird database. Bello a screen shot is given.


But we can use provider and leverage visualstudio data feature to work with firebird easily. Hope to write more about firebird in future.