Firebird Conference 2014 Report

Some facts about the Firebird Conference 2014, which took place on October 24-25, Prague, Czech Republic, Clarion Congress Hotel. There were: 110 attendees, 18 speakers, 23 interesting presentations and, of course, invaluable conversations between sessions.

Headliners of Firebird Conference were core developers of Firebird Project: Dmitry Yemanov and Vlad Khorsun, they presented the latest news about Firebird and plans for future development.

Special guests at Firebird Conference 2014 were Jim Starkey (original architect of InterBase, Falcon (MySQL), NuoDB and more) and Ann Harrison, with two very interesting presentations about high performance threading development and orphan records in Firebird.

Firebird driver developers, Jiri Cincura and Mark Rotteveel, spoke about Firebird.NET and Java. The second talk of Mark's was about Java and jOOq was also supported by Lucas Eder, original creator of jOOq.

The audience was great, many sessions turned into valuable conversations, generating tricky questions and comprehensive answers.

You can download all the presentations that were made at the conference.

Time Duration, Mins Day 1
9:00-10:00 60 Firebird release strategy and roadmap for 2015/2016 (Dmitry Yemanov, Firebird)
10:00-11:00 60 Overview of new Firebird 3 SQL features (Vlad Khorsun, Firebird)
11:00-11:15   break
11:15-12:15 60 Transactions: how they work inside Firebird (Dmitry Kuzmenko, IBSurgeon) Replication (Jonathan Neve, CopyCat)
12:15-13:15 60 Overview of Red Database 2.5 (Roman Simakov, RedSoft) Creating logs for data auditing (Carlos Cantu,
13:15-14:15   lunch
14:15-15:15 60 Orphans, Corruption, Careful Write, and Logging (Ann Harrison, Jim Starkey)
15:15-16:15 60 Native Firebird Access With IB Objects (Jason Wharton, IBObjects) Firebird database recovery: tools and techniques (Alexey Kovyazin, IBSurgeon)
16:15-16:30   break
16:30-17:15 45 Using Firebird trace & audit as tool for system analysis (Pavel Cisar, IBPhoenix) A year in the life of .NET provider (Jiri Cincura, Firebird .NET)
17:15-18:00 45 Using Firebird monitoring tables as tool for system monitoring and analysis (Pavel Cisar, IBPhoenix) Using Azure cloud and Firebird to develop applications easily (Jiri Cincura, Firebird .NET)
    Day 2
9:00-10:00 60 SuperServer in Firebird 3: multi-threading support and scalability (Vlad Khorsun, Firebird)
10:00-11:00 60 Firebird performance counters in details (Dmitry Yemanov, Firebird)
11:00-11:15   break
11:15-12:15 60 Threading through InterBase, Firebird, and beyond (Ann Harrison, Jim Starkey)
12:15-13:15 60 Benchmarking Firebird with TPC-C (Paul Reeves, IBPhoenix) Data validation and application logic in the database — an introduction to server side database programming (Martijn Tonies, Upscene)
13:15-14:15   lunch
14:15-15:15 60 Firebird Performance tests: open-source framework to simulate real-world Firebird applications with heavy load (Pavel Zotov, Firebird QA) Jaybird Status Update (Mark Rotteveel, Firebird JDBC)
15:15-16:15 60 Understanding numbers in Firebird (Carlos Cantu, Querying Firebird with JPA & jOOQ (Mark Rotteveel, Firebird JDBC)
16:15-16:30   break
16:30-17:15 45 Tips for using system tables (Ivan Prenosil)  Firebird and Node.js (Marius Popa)
17:15-18:00 45 Round table



The main sponsors of the Firebird Conference are IBPhoenixIBSurgeon, Sita Software, Red Soft, CopyCat (Microtec), IBObjects, Upscene and Moscow Exchange.

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