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by Jiří {x2} Činčura

ADO.NET provider for Firebird is ready

19 Dec 2015 1 mins .NET, C#, Databases in general, Entity Framework, Entity SQL, Firebird, LINQ, SQL, Visual Studio

New version of ADO.NET provider for Firebird is ready for download. This release cumulated some pretty diverse set of fixes or features.

Probably the biggest feature is the support for Entity Framework’s Migrations. Yes, finally it’s there (although one issue on Entity Framework’s side is waiting for release that might affect you). The experience should be as smooth as possible, but don’t forget to explore whole surface area (FbMigrationSqlGenerator).

Other notable items are the rewrite of parsing for FbScript and FbBatchExecution (DNET-266), some finalizer improvements (DNET-632) and TimeSpan/DateTime precision improvement (DNET-654).

Overview of changes can be found in tracker.

You can get the bits from NuGet FirebirdSql.Data.FirebirdClient and EntityFramework.Firebird (or from

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