This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma 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.
* JasperReports 1.3.0 support. Notably, the break element is now available. * Eclipse 3.3 support. There is a new update site for Eclipse 3.3 specific versions. * Mac OS X is now a supported platform. Eclipse 3.3 is required. * Other minor 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. * 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.