The Eclipse platform is an Open Source, integrated system of application
development tools that you implement and extend using a plug-in interface.
Eclipse provides a set of core plug-ins that configures the basic services
for the platform's framework. A platform developer can build and integrate
new tools in this application development system.
Business Intelligence Reporting Tool (BIRT) is a set of plug-in extensions
that lets a developer add reporting functionality to an application. The APIs
in BIRT define extension points that let the developer add custom
functionality to the BIRT framework.
This article describes how to create a BIRT extension using the Eclipse
Plug-in Development Environment (PDE). The example adds a custom report item,
RotatedLabel, to the BIRT Report Designer Palette that a report developer can
drag-and-drop into a report design, as shown i... (more)
This article is the second in a series on developing an application using
Eclipse BIRT Engine APIs. It focuses on developing an application using the
Eclipse BIRT Design Engine API. The last article focused on the Eclipse BIRT
Report Engine API.
The Eclipse Business Intelligence Reporting Tool (BIRT) is a set of plug-in
extensions that enable a developer to add reporting functionality to an
application. BIRT provides a Design Engine API that a developer can use to
create a customized report design application. The
org.eclipse.birt.report.engine.api package contains a set of inte... (more)
Java Developer Magazine on Ulitzer
Recently I have described methods that can be used to access Spring Beans
from the BIRT Engine. These examples are intended to be illustrative and not
More on BIRT and Spring Calling Spring Objects from BIRT Expressions and
In both of these examples I used the BIRT engine to retrieve Spring objects
within the scripting environment. In this post I am supplying an example that
illustrates how to implement your own menu in the expression builder, so
Spring objects can be called within the BIRT Designer. This will allow... (more)
Eclipse at Cloud Expo
Oisín Hurley is one of the smartest, funniest and best looking people in the
So when he says jump, I jump.
That's right it is the last day to get your EclipseCon submission for a talk
If you have been doing anything interesting with BIRT that you would like to
share with the Eclipse community, we would love to hear about it.
There are lots of opportunities to present at different lengths.
Head on over to the EclipseCon submission site and make a proposal about how
you are using BIRT.
*And totally immune to blatant attempts at flattery.... (more)
As BIRT 2.5.2 was released recently, I wanted to post on some of the new
features available in the release. BIRT 2.5.2 represents a maintenance
release, which is generally dominated with bug fixes and not new
enhancements, but this release does have a few that are worth noting.
SQL Query Builder
The SQL Query Builder is now directly available without creating a connection
profile. When adding a new data source, the query builder is listed as one of
the data sources available.
After selecting the Query Builder data source you are prompted with a list of
available databases. Once y... (more)