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JasperReports Cookbook

Mark Reyes
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Joined: Jul 09, 2007
Posts: 426
Hi Bilal,

I am in need of a reporting capability in my web applications. Most of the ranchers here suggested JasperReport.
I was able to convince my boss to buy a book on Jasperreport and from the same publisher also. I am reading the book
JasperReport 3.5 for Java Developers
right now.

As per my understanding, cookbooks are better complement to tutorial books. Can I say, your book complements the book that I have right now?


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Martijn Verburg

Joined: Jun 24, 2003
Posts: 3275

I'll reply on behalf of the author (and hope I'm right). Yes it's a great idea to have a Cookbook alongside a core tutorial book, usually I use teh core tutorial book to figure out the "why" and the Cookbook to help me do the "how" a lot faster.

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Mark Reyes
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Joined: Jul 09, 2007
Posts: 426
Thanks Martijn..

I never owned a cookbook before so I still dont know whats the difference... Most of my books are tutorial style guidebooks..
bilal sidiqui

Joined: Aug 09, 2010
Posts: 17
Hi Mark,

Yes, Martijn is right. Cookbooks mostly tell how to solve specific problems, address real issues and demonstrate step-by-step solutions. You can check out the free sample chapter of my JasperReports cookbook and compare with your copy of JasperReport 3.5 for Java Developers to understand the difference.

Bilal Siddiqui, Author of JasperReports 3.6.0 Development Cookbook
I agree. Here's the link:
subject: JasperReports Cookbook
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