Question: I have to work with images. So I am planning to store them in a BLOB field. But I am afraid about the size of the transmission. What is the best way to work with BLOBs?
Answer: In FIBPlus version 4.8.1 (and upwards) we implemented local BLOB-filter mechanism. It enables you to pack images before sending them to a database and unpack them when getting them from the database. This process is transparent for your application. You can also see a BLOB-filter example and read an article about BLOBs
FIBPlus has taken the headache out of this project. When I got the current contract, FIBPlus was included on the work computer from the client. I quickly found it easier to use and more powerful than any other Firebird component suite I had tested. When I ran into a problem setting up a persistent calculated field, the tech support people saved the day. I would also add that I tested Zeos, IBX, DBGo, UIB, and other FBconnectors. FIBPlus outperformed all of them, and FIBPlus was run on an older machine than the others were. That was most impressive.>>