15 May 2018

For those interested in the Firebird Database Engine, a new article has been posted to the TECH NOTES site that provides experienced database developers with information describing how to resolve what would be seen as inconsistencies when using Firebird with a database manager as well as with ADO.NET.  This article will save such developers a lot of headaches and make their introduction to this highly capable database engine a pleasant and rewarding experience.

See the following link… Firebird Article

Steve Naidamast
Sr. Software Engineer

SQL Server Source Control for Developers (2.2.1)

Version 2.2.1 of this software is now available as Freeware.  This application is designed for developers who need or want to version control their SQL Server database scripts and do not have access to database source control capabilities where they work.  SQL Server Source Control for Developers provides the same basic features as found with the more expensive Red Gate and ApexSQL tools.

SQL Server Source Control for Developers is now compatible with SQL Server 2016, which will make it backwards compatible as well with previous versions of SQL Server.

This release of the software will require a 64bit operating system and .NET Framework version 4.6 (or greater).  If needing to install the 4.6 Framework and you already have Visual Studio installed, ensure that you install 4.6 through the upgrade or service pack process for Visual Studio specifically or you may experience severe issues with the IDE.

Go to the Software page to download this package at the corresponding link…

FB Helper 4.5.

This new data access layer is the latest edition to the data access layers that Black Falcon has produced over the years.  However, this particular software is targeted to game developers who often find it difficult to find standardized RDBMS database engines for their desktop game applications.  Currently there are now only two freely available desktop databases that are still in active development, SQLite and Firebird, with the latter having the advantage of using the same client for both its desktop embedded database engine as well its high performance server.

This new package has everything a game developer would require to get up and running with this database engine; completed documentation for the Firebird database, the ADO.NET provider, the binaries and source for the embedded and server engines, as well as this new data access layer, which comes with complete documentation.

Go to the Software page to download this package at the corresponding link…

SQLite Helper 4.5

The SQLite database has been a standard in the industry for many years and is a mainstay for many desktop applications across many different operating systems.  Though not as robust as the Firebird database platform since it does not have a server implementation, SQLite nonetheless is a perfect choice for developers who only intend to concentrate on desktop or mobile application development.

Unlike Firebird which has an extensive implementation inclusive of stored procedures, SQLite is an excellent choice for those developers who want an easy to learn RDBMS database implementation as well as easy to use.

Black Falcon Software provides a complete data access layer for the SQLite database in its this package that contains both the database binaries and the data access layer itself.  Full documentation is also included.

Go to the Software page to download this package at the corresponding link…