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The BIRT Eclipse-based open source reporting system for web applications, especially those based on Java and J2EE, is now available in version 1.0.1. BIRT has two main components: a report designer based on Eclipse, and a runtime component that you can add to your app server. BIRT also offers a charting engine that lets you add charts to your own application. The current released version is 1.0.1. Eclipse.org encourage developers to download BIRT, try it, and provide feedback though the newsgroups and Bugzilla. BIRT allows developers to allow a rich variety of reports to applicatons: Lists – The simplest reports are lists of data. As the lists get longer, you can add grouping to organize related data together (orders grouped by customer, products grouped by supplier). If your data is numeric, you can easily add totals, averages and other summaries. Charts &nd... (more)

EclipseWorld 2005 Conference Photo Album

EclipseWorld 2005, the first independent conference for enterprise IT professionals who use Eclipse-based tools and technologies, was held August 29-31, 2005 in New York City. Top sponsors included Oracle, Sybase, and IBM. Ted Bahr, president of BZ Media, which produced the event, said, "During the past three years, Eclipse has evolved into one of today's leading tools platforms, largely due to the breadth of support by Oracle, Sybase, IBM and other key technology providers. Oracle's decision to serve as the exclusive Diamond Sponsor of EclipseWorld 2005 demonstrates the company's... (more)

IBM's Rational Division Proposes Major IP Donation to Open Source Community

IBM has announced plans to donate key intellectual assets to the open source community, "in an effort to help companies and software practitioners adopt and share best practices for software development," according to the company. The proposal involves a subset of the IBM Rational Unified Process (RUP), and will be taken under consideration by the Eclipse Foundation. IBM Rational methods manager and spokesperson Per Kroll, in an exclusive interview with SYS-CON Media, said that developers, whether working in the open-source environment known as LAMP or in other environments, will r... (more)

Arthur Ryman's Eclipse Blog: Pro JST Hits the Bookstores

Pro JST Hits the Bookstores I've always gotten a minor thrill when I wandered into a bookstore and saw something I wrote on the shelves. Well, I got an even better feeling this weekend when I saw Pro JST sitting there. Seeing your own writing published is nice, but it's nicer still when other people write about projects you work on. JST is the J2EE Standard Tools subproject of the Eclipse Web Tools Platform (WTP) project. Pro JST is the first book published about WTP and it focuses on developing J2EE applications. The book was written by Chris Judd and Hakeem Shittu. Chris is certa... (more)

QNX Releases Highly Optimized IDE for the Eclipse 3.0 Platform

QNX Software Systems, a provider of standards-based software platforms for embedded design and a founding member of the Eclipse consortium, has introduced its latest update to the QNX Momentics development suite, based on new versions of the Eclipse framework and the Eclipse C/C++ Development Tools (CDT) code base. Changes to the QNX Momentics development suite include a series of dramatic enhancements to the user interface, responsiveness, functionality, and reliability of the suite's Integrated Development Environment (IDE). QNX's Eclipse-based plug-in tools have also been augm... (more)