Published on December 12, 2007 in Computer & Electronics, Computer Software, Internet, Technology


The market leader in open source business intelligence to power graphical reporting for NetBeans developers

2007 JAVAPOLIS CONFERENCE- ANTWERP, Belgium (December 12, 2007) –

JasperSoft Corporation, the market leader in open source business intelligence, today announced iReport, the world’s most popular open source graphical report and dashboard design tool, will now support the NetBeans(TM) 6.0 Integrated Development Environment (IDE) as a native plug-in. The NetBeans IDE is a modular, standards-based development environment. With iReport for NetBeans 6.0, NetBeans developers now have a native development environment for embeddable reporting for rich-client and web applications.

iReport for NetBeans can be deployed into custom desktop and web applications, and also JasperServer, an enterprise class, web based reporting server. This includes the creation of ad hoc and parameterized reports, pixel-perfect reports in a variety of formats (Open Document, PDF, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and custom formats). iReport is powered by JasperReports, recognized last May at the annual Sun JavaOne conference with a Duke’s Choice award for the most influential open source Java technology-based application.

“JasperSoft is pleased to serve a rich, collaborative open source environment like the NetBeans community. This is a perfect example of why data-oriented IDEs will benefit from open source business intelligence,” said iReport founder and lead engineer for JasperSoft, Giulio Toffoli. “iReport will continue to expand its functionality through NetBeans community support. This happens quickly as there is no need to wait for large proprietary software companies to understand and evaluate how to best address the needs of both groups.”

“This is a win-win alliance for both JasperSoft and the NetBeans community,” said Kuldip Oberoi, Group Product Marketing Manager at Sun Microsystems. “NetBeans IDE 6.0 gains an outstanding visual report designer tool while JasperSoft, as a strategic partner, expands its access to the fast-growing, vibrant NetBeans community.”

JasperSoft joins the growing NetBeans Strategic Partner Program, serving over 500,000 participating developers in the netbeans.org project. Each month visitors from over 130 countries use and contribute to NetBeans.

Key Features with iReport for the NetBeans development environment include:

* Build, test and run reports from a desktop environment
* Usable as a NetBeans IDE plug-in or a stand-alone application
* Easy-to-use drag-and-drop WYSIWYG report designer
* Built-in support for JDBC, EJB, POJO, Hibernate, MDX, XML, and expandable through custom data sources
* Custom expressions built with Java or Groovy
* Comprehensive library of chart types, including, including meter, thermometer, and multi-axis charts
* Crosstab for summarizing and analyzing data sets
* Graphical query builders for SQL and MDX
* Integrated barcode support
* Section bands include background (for watermarks), title, last page footer, summary, detail, and page, column, and group headers and footers
* Multi-format report live preview – OpenDocument, PDF, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word and custom format – for high productivity report development

Visit JasperSoft and NetBeans in the Sun booth for a live demonstration during JavaPolis ’07

iReport for NetBeans 6.0 is being demonstrated at JavaPolis and will be generally available through the NetBeans Plugin Portal and via JasperForge.Org in February 2008. To learn more about iReport for NetBeans 6.0, visit the iReport project home page at www.JasperForge.Org/ireport. For more information about the entire JasperSoft Business Intelligence Suite, visit www.jaspersoft.com or www.JasperForge.Org.

About JasperSoft
JasperSoft is the market leader in open source business intelligence (BI). With more than 2.5 million downloads worldwide and more than 7,000 commercial customers in 91 countries, JasperSoft offers the most widely used open source business intelligence software in the world. The JasperSoft Business Intelligence Suite is comprised of an interactive reporting server, graphical and ad hoc report design interfaces, OLAP analysis, an ETL tool for data integration, and a Java reporting library for use with either stand-alone or embedded business intelligence applications. JasperSoft is based in San Francisco and is backed by leading venture capital firms Morgenthaler Ventures, DCM, Partech International, Scale Venture Partners and SAP Ventures. More information is available.at www.jaspersoft.com and www.jasperforge.org.

Source: JasperSoft

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