Business Objects Announces Preview Release of Crystal Reports for Eclipse; Company to Expand Support for Java Developer Community with New Version of Embedded Reporting Solution and Eclipse Foundation Membership.
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Business Objects (Nasdaq:BOBJ BOBJ Business Objects SA ) (Euronext Paris Euronext Paris is France's securities market, formerly known as the Paris Bourse, which merged with the Amsterdam and Brussels exchanges in September 2000 to form Euronext NV, which is the second largest exchange in Europe behind the London Stock Exchange. ISIN Isin (ĭs`ĭn), capital of an ancient Semitic kingdom of N Babylonia. The city became important after the third dynasty of Ur fell to the Elamites and the Amorites (c.2025 B.C.). The phase from c.2025–c.1763 B.C. code: FR0004026250 - BOB), the world's leading provider of business intelligence (BI) solutions, today announced a preview release of Crystal Reports(R) for Eclipse. This new version of Crystal Reports will provide a 100 percent Java-based report design and deployment environment for application developers.
Every software application that stores data must have a way to present that information back to the user. For more than a decade, Crystal Reports has been the defacto standard for embedded reporting. Starting with Microsoft Visual Basic over 10 years ago, Crystal Reports has provided embedded reporting directly within integrated development environments See IDE.
integrated development environment - interactive development environment (IDEs) to allow application developers to efficiently create reports directly within their applications. Today, Crystal Reports is integrated within a majority of the leading IDEs including Microsoft Visual Studio Microsoft Visual Studio is Microsoft's flagship software development product for computer programmers. It centers on an integrated development environment which lets programmers create standalone applications, web sites, web applications, and web services that run on any platforms .NET, IBM Rational Application Developer This article is about the IBM Rational IDE, formerly IBM WebSphere Studio Application Developer (WSAD). For the gaming keyboard configuration, see WASD
IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software , BEA BEA - Basic programming Environment for interactive-graphical Applications, from Siemens-Nixdorf. Workshop, and Borland JBuilder.
Business Objects provides extensive support of open source software infrastructure including support for the Linux platform, Apache Tomcat Apache Tomcat is a web container, or application server developed at the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). Tomcat implements the Java Servlet and the JavaServer Pages (JSP) specifications from Sun Microsystems, providing an environment for Java code to run in cooperation with a web application server, and the MySQL database. Organizations and application developers are choosing Java and open source infrastructure to build applications to lower costs and improve the flexibility and portability of their applications. By adding the Eclipse IDE to the list of supported development environments for Crystal Reports, Business Objects strengthens its offerings for the open source community and gives Eclipse users a powerful, flexible reporting solution.
With the preview release of Crystal Reports for Eclipse, application developers can create new reports or use existing Crystal Reports documents, and integrate them directly into applications. This new version of Crystal Reports will take full advantage of the Eclipse user interface, including dockable panes and context sensitive menus to customize the reports without ever leaving the Eclipse development environment. In addition, Business Objects is providing a development and test license of the embedded reporting engine that lets developers build report viewing directly within client-server and web applications.
For Java developers looking to deploy their Eclipse solutions today, IBM Rational Application Developer 6.0 provides advanced Crystal Reports functionality including improved drag and drop A graphical user interface (GUI) capability that lets you perform operations by moving the icon of an object with the mouse into another window or onto another icon. For example, files can be copied or moved by dragging them from one folder to another. support, enhanced web based Coming from a Web server. See Web application. application development, and simplified management of reports. Developers can also choose to deploy the application using the full management, scalability, interactivity, and security of the Business Objects BI platform, with either Crystal Reports Server or BusinessObjects(TM) XI.
"Much of the success of Crystal Reports over the years has come from the creativity and innovation of application developers who embed our reporting technology in literally countless applications that businesses and consumers use every day," said Lance Walter, vice president of product marketing at Business Objects. "Business Objects understand the unique needs of the developer community, and Crystal Reports for Eclipse continues our tradition of enabling developers to build applications with a rich look and feel, while significantly reducing the amount of time it takes to hand code sophisticated reports. We encourage all Eclipse developers to download the free preview Free preview is a term, most commonly used by cable television, referring to when cable systems offer a pay-TV service to customers for free for a short period of time. History and see for themselves why Crystal Reports is the defacto standard for embedded reporting."
Business Objects Joins Eclipse Foundation The Eclipse Foundation leads the development of Eclipse, the open-source Java application platform and IDE. History
In 2003–2004 the Eclipse Consortium, an unofficial consortium of software industry vendors led by IBM, founded The Eclipse Foundation, a
Eclipse (www.eclipse.org) is an open source community whose projects are focused on providing an extensible development platform for building software applications. The Eclipse IDE is currently the fastest growing development environment for Java developers and is also the foundation for other commercial IDEs and applications. Business Objects has now joined the Eclipse Foundation as an Add-In Provider. Business Objects is committed to being actively involved in the future development of the Eclipse community.
"Our goal at the Eclipse Foundation has been to foster an open-source community that serves the needs of commercial vendors and serve as a platform for innovation," said Mike Milinkovich, executive director of the Eclipse Foundation. "The endorsement of Eclipse by Business Objects will further extend the tools and technologies that Eclipse developers and vendor partners can use for application development. The long history of developers embedding Crystal Reports in their applications makes the solution a natural fit for the Eclipse IDE and will help to expand the success of the Eclipse community."
Crystal Reports for Eclipse Availability
We expect that the Crystal Reports for Eclipse preview and the test version of the embedded reporting engine license will be delivered in Q4 of 2005. Eclipse developers can register today for the free download from Business Objects at http://www.businessobjects.com/eclipse.
Business Objects is committed to conducting a significant technical preview cycle for Crystal Reports for Eclipse. General Availability is expected in the second half of 2006.
About Business Objects
Business Objects is the world's leading business intelligence (BI) software company. With more than 30,000 customers worldwide, including over 80 percent of the Fortune 500, Business Objects helps organizations gain better insight into their business, improve decision making, and optimize enterprise performance. The company's business intelligence platform, BusinessObjects(TM) XI, offers the BI industry's most advanced and complete platform for performance management, planning, reporting, query and analysis, and data integration. BusinessObjects XI includes Crystal Reports(R), the industry standard for enterprise reporting With the dramatic expansion of information technology, and the desire for increased competitiveness in corporations, there has been an increase in the use of computing power to produce unified reports which join different views of the enterprise in one place. . Business Objects has built the industry's strongest and most diverse partner community, and also offers consulting and education services to help customers effectively deploy their business intelligence projects.
Business Objects has dual headquarters in San Jose San Jose, city, United States
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