Scope and Usage of the Pentaho Reporting book for Pentaho Developers
Maria Carina Roldan
posted 6 years ago
Hi, Will. I have a simple question.
I'm used to create reports with Pentaho Reporting. How could I or other Pentaho Reporting users take advantage of your book?
What can I learn with the book that is difficult or impossible just by trying buttons in the designer or browsing the wiki or forum?
There are a lot of things in the book that the only way you could learn otherwise would be looking at the source code. Most of the later chapters regarding APIs aren't documented outside of the book except for in source code. Also, the book is the first in-depth guide of all the properties available in a report and report elements. One page I'm very proud of in the book is the short-cut keys page :-). It saves me a lot of time developing reports knowing the short cuts.