Hi all, Anyone have any recommendations for reporting with jruby? I am looking into JasperReports but there does not seem to be any integration already out there to help with my cause. I am new to JasperReports. There is a gem called jasper-rails that is ruby centric...it seems to abstract some of the noise in making using jasperreports...any comments? What about BIRT??? Much of the git reporting stuff seems pretty inactive. Any comments appreciated, Rick
on 2013-01-29 21:50
on 2013-01-30 00:59
I can offer some feedback on Jasper Reports. It was great for simple report formats, but when it came time to substantially customize the report formats (I had to do 3-level record nesting, for example), I found it complicated and extremely difficult to use. The documentation was sparse, so I purchased two books on the subject. That helped, but there were still some things I was never able to figure out how to implement. I suspect it wasn't all me. ;) This was 2010 though; maybe things have changed since then. At the time, I researched alternative products, but there wasn't much out there. We were looking for free (as in beer) software; if you have a lot of money to throw around there are other options. I was using it in Java and so I don't have any experience with any Ruby wrappers. - Keith --- Keith R. Bennett http://about.me/keithrbennett
on 2013-01-30 01:07
Last time I was looking the main players were Jasper, Pentaho and LogiXML. Of the three Pentaho seemed to have the best featureset but I haven't deployed any of them so can't really speak much them.
on 2013-01-30 01:25
I hadn't heard of that but it sounds cool. On Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 1:21 PM, Rohit Namjoshi