This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
JasperAssistant (http://www.jasperassistant.com) is a visual report designer for JasperReports, a popular open-source reporting engine. It is built on top of the Eclipse's plug-in architecture and its main goal is to help you create JasperReports report definition files through an intuitive graphical interface.
* Eclipse console view support. The output produced by scriptlets and utility classes during report execution is redirected to this view so that the output can be used for debug purposes. (Eclipse 3) * Support for Asian PDF fonts and encodings: Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Japanese, Korean. * Several other minor bugfixes and enhancements.
Main benefits of JasperAssistant:
* Design and layout your reports using an intuitive visual interface and avoid the need for XML editing of JasperReports templates. * Use the only designer that fully supports all the features of JasperReports up to the latest version. * Take advantage of Eclipse IDE integration and effectively combine Java and JasperReports development. * Efficiently locate and correct report problems using precise error indications. * Preview your reports instantly using live data from a JDBC database connection, an XML document, JavaBeans array or a custom data source. * Export and preview your reports in PDF, Excel, HTML, CSV and XML formats.