Thursday, June 09, 2005

Eclipse releases open source business intelligence


The open source Eclipse Foundation has released Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools (Birt) 1.0, a specification that developers can use to more easily build reporting capabilities into enterprise Java applications.

Eclipse announced Birt last autumn and a preview version was available for download from February Birt saves time for developers, who currently have to hand-code reporting and analysis capabilities into applications.

Birt 1.0 includes Eclipse Report Designer, an Eclipse-based desktop authoring environment; and Eclipse Report Engine, which generates reports using the report object model designs created by Eclipse Report Designer.

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