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The Firebird Project supplies users, developers, and administrators with various kinds of documentation, from Quick Start guides to expert-level articles devoted to various aspects of Firebird.

The 2 most popular documents every Firebird developer need to have handy is here:
Online Documentation Downloadable Version
Firebird 3.0 Quick Start Guide (English) PDF available
Firebird 2.5 Language Reference Beta 1 (English)
Latest build: 0.906 11 August 2016
PDF available

In the left menu you will find the detailed documentation divided into the following sections:
  • Release Notes — each Firebird release is accompanied with a "Release Notes" document, which contains the description of new features and fixed bugs. In this section, you will find all release notes.
  • Reference Manuals — this section contains Quick Start guides for new users and various guides devoted to specific topics.
  • White Papers & Presentations — in this section there are numerous white papers and presentations regarding Firebird-related topics. In this section, you can also find Firebird presentations from various conferences around the world.
  • FAQ — a collection of community FAQ links in English, Russian, Portuguese and another language.
  • Firebird Books — descriptions and links for purchasing several books devoted to Firebird.
  • Drivers Documentation — this section contains documents and links to documentation sets for Firebird drivers.
  • Third-Party Docs and Articles — a collection of various articles devoted for Firebird.
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