This week's book giveaway is in the OCPJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide and have Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates on-line! See this thread for details.
To design report templates , you need to use ireport. Its easy to use .There is a book available for ireport 'ireport guide'
and you can use jasper apis to fill data into the templates and create it.There is book available for jasper reports by teodar.