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Start to fly the Firebird

One day i was asked about a free database that can be used for housing transaction data of an internet voucher outlet. The word ‘free’ is particularly stressed since we cannot afford ( or rather don’t want to pay for) a commercial database.

Some names come into our team’s minds, including mysql, postgresql, and firebird, which I haven’t heard until recently. Then the mysql is out of consideration since it is not free. When we decided to use postgresql, we stuck in its limitation about FAT32 usage for data storage. Well, we agreed that FAT32 is an old filesystem that has many disadvantages than NTFS, but since we have no option to convert our computer’s partition type into NTFS, we started to try to fly the Firebird.

Funny though, it’s hard to get a simple manual regarding basic SQL commands like insert, update, delete, and select. Every attempt to find the manual end up in the Firebird official website, which don’t have it.

Should I create my own manual ?

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