Easy as BIRT: Introduction to Reporting

Jason Weathersby (Actuate Corporation)
Business, Databases, Java, Web Applications
Location: Ballroom A8
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Reporting can be the bane of IT and has driven a stake through the heart of many a good developer. Your team has spent months developing and architecting the “greatest data store in the history of mankind”, only to have no flashy way to show off the work that has been done. Ultimately the packaging is what your consumers judge your application by and that where BIRT comes in a big way. Want to learn how to put the “WOW” in that app; Join us in this session to learn how BIRT can deliver rich content that’s fully interactive and offers sizzle, in a very short period of time.

This session details the components that make up the BIRT project and how to get started with the BIRT designer, to produce high quality interactive reports and will focus on new BIRT features including JavaScript debugging, building cross-tab style reports and using BIRT libraries.

This session’s intended audience is developers and managers who are looking to include reporting in there Web based applications.

Session attendees will learn about the following topics:

BIRT Overview and Architecture • What’s new with BIRTBIRT Designer Features • Overview of Deploying BIRT

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Jason Weathersby

Actuate Corporation

Jason Weathersby is the BIRT Evangelist at Actuate Corporation and a member of the Eclipse Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools (BIRT) Project Management Committee (PMC). Jason has over 15 years experience in the software development field, ranging from real time process control to business intelligence software and is currently a committer on the BIRT Project. At Actuate, Jason is responsible for educating the Open Source community on BIRT and encouraging its adoption, and is responsible for managing the Eclipse BIRT newsgroup and website. Jason has co-authored two BIRT books and has presented on BIRT at more than 20 conferences worldwide. Find him at BIRT World (birtworld.blogspot.com).

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