Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Crystal Reports for Eclipse touted as a Java-based reporting solution



Actuate saw a bona fide opportunity last year when it came on board the open-source Eclipse Foundation as a strategic developer. J2EE programmers had long bemoaned the absence of a native Java reporting solution for Eclipse, the world's most popular Java integrated development environment, and Actuate promised to give them just that, with the Business Intelligence Reporting Tool. It now turns out that Actuate's opportunity isn't unique.

At its Insight 2005 conference in Orlando, Business Objects announced a preview release of its market-leading Crystal Reports tool?for Eclipse.

Like BIRT, the new Crystal Reports plug-in for Eclipse is billed as a completely Java-based reporting solution. And, like BIRT, Crystal Reports for Eclipse promises native integration with the IDE of the same name.

Unlike BIRT, however, Crystal Reports for Eclipse isn't the collaborative fruit of a close-knit community of developers. And in a Java space that's highly sympathetic to open-source and collaborative development projects, that counts for a lot.

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