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Java Developer Magazine on Ultizer BIRT offers several ways reports can be deployed. The AJAX based BIRT viewer can be deployed to your application server, the BIRT tag libraries can be used or you can deploy the Report Engine in your application. You can also modify any of the above options, given that the source is available for download. Several commercial options are also available. This post explains deploying the BIRT engine as an Action component within Struts2. It also discusses using Actuate’s JSAPI with Struts 2’s Bean tag. BIRT Engine Deployed to Struts 2 The BIRT report engine can be deployed as a Servlet and the process for doing this is described in the BIRT wiki. If you happen to be using Struts 2 as your application framework you can deploy the Report Engine as an Action component. The process for doing this is not much different than the Servlet approa... (more)

Mission Critical App Server Market to Reach $23.1 Billion by 2020

Worldwide application server market revenues are forecast to grow 17.5% year-over-year from $7.4 billion in 2013 to $23.1 billion by 2020. This is in the context of a world communications infrastructure that is changing. Technology is enabling interaction, innovation, and sharing of knowledge in new ways and application server market promise to bring significant capability to enterprises seeking mission critical solutions to making the Internet available for productive, efficient use. @ThingsExpo billboard on Highway 101 in Silicon Valley is viewed by 1.3 million motorists per week Application Server Market Company Profiles: 360 Logica, Actuate, Adobe, AgilePoint,  Appian,  Aurea,  BigAgi,  BizFlow, BonitaSoft, CA Technologies, Crosscheck Networks,  EMC, Fabasoft Group, Fiorano, Fujitsu, GSX, Hewlett Packard, HostBridge, IBM, Informatica,  Intalio, iWay Software, ... (more)

Virtualization Conference & Expo 2009 West: Call for Papers Closing

Now held three times a year, in New York, Prague, and Silicon Valley, the organizing principle of each International Virtualization Conference & Expo remains the same: our aim is to ensure, through an intense and carefully chosen program of technical and strategic breakout sessions, that attending delegates leave each Conference with abundant resources, ideas and examples they can apply immediately to leveraging Virtualization, helping them to maximize performance, minimize cost and improve the efficiency and flexibility of their Enterprise IT endeavors. The Call for Papers for the 7th International Virtualization Conference & Expo, which will be held in Santa Clara, CA, on November 2- 4, 2009, is currently still open. The submissions URL is here, and the deadline for submissions is June 30, 2009. Topics welcomed include every aspect of virtualization. For example: ... (more)

Actuate 10 e.Spreadsheet Generally Available

Actuate Corporation has announced the general availability of Actuate 10 e.Spreadsheet. Actuate e.Spreadsheet is a platform for designing, generating and distributing information as interactive spreadsheets, with formatting, formulas, pivot tables and charts. Actuate 10 introduces a host of new e.Spreadsheet features that allow organizations to address a broader set of content creation and delivery requirements for spreadsheets, while at the same time slashing information application development times. e.Spreadsheet automatically delivers data via analysis-ready, truly-data driven industry standard spreadsheets to any size user audience, while giving IT complete control over the distribution of mission-critical data. Actuate 10 e.Spreadsheet cuts development time and addresses the needs of end-users who require data in a highly interactive spreadsheet format. In addi... (more)

Actuate Reports Record Quarter

Actuate Corporation has announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2008. Financial and Operational Highlights: - Repurchased $60 million of Actuate common stock in a "modified Dutch auction" tender offer - Entered into a revolving credit agreement with Wells Fargo Foothill, LLC, for up to $50 million - Record annual non-GAAP services margin of 75.6% - Record annual maintenance revenues of $76.7 million, up 8% year-over-year - Record quarterly non-GAAP operating margin of 26.6% - Record annual cash flow from operations of $29.5 million up 29% year-over-year - Quarterly revenues of $33.2 million and fully diluted non-GAAP EPS of $0.10 - BIRT-related business exceeded $4.5 million in Q4 and totaled $15.4 million for the year - Booked transactions greater than $100,000 with 76 customers in Q4 - Closed one transaction in Q4 with a license compo... (more)

Bluenog Launches Higher Education Initiative

Bluenog, an enterprise software and solutions company, announced today it will deliver offerings specifically designed to meet the unique needs of the higher education sector. The company will extend Bluenog ICE(TM), its integrated suite of content management, portal development and business intelligence software, to interface with key educational support systems such as Sungard Banner, Resource25, Sakai, Moodle and Blackboard. In addition, the company's professional services division, Bluenog Solutions Group, will offer consulting services designed to help colleges and universities integrate commercial and open source solutions to meet their needs in a cost-effective manner. "Colleges and universities are increasingly turning to commercial solutions built on open source projects, such as Bluenog ICE, to address their needs," said Jonathan B. Spira, chief analyst,... (more)

Accessing Spring Beans from the BIRT Designer

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 comprehensive. More on BIRT and Spring Calling Spring Objects from BIRT Expressions and Event Handlers 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 you to test your report prior to deployment. In this post: BIRT 2.3.1 - Adding Functions to the Expression Builder I described how to implement the org.eclipse.birt.core.ScriptFunctionService. The attached example is an implementation of this extension point. When using this example the expre... (more)

Actuate Invites Developers to Get BIRT-y with Flash and Flex

Actuate Corporation on Monday issued a challenge to developers familiar with Adobe or BIRT: to combine BIRT and Adobe technologies in powerful and innovative ways. The Get BIRT-y with Flash and Flex Contest offers a cash prize of up to $5,000 and all winning applications will be listed on the BIRT Exchange Marketplace http://www.birt-exchange.com/marketplace/, an open software showcase on the most active online BIRT community, where any developer can promote, share or sell BIRT-related applications, solutions and components. The contest opens today and developers have until March 10 to submit a write-up on how they plan to combine BIRT and Adobe technologies to create high-impact data visualizations. Suggestions for possible apps include: Flash objects that pull data from multiple sources Real-time data visualizations from BlazeDS New controls for the BIRT Designer ... (more)

Thomas Weisel Partners Group, Inc. Hosts Annual Technology & Telecom Conference

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/08/10 -- Thomas Weisel Partners (NASDAQ: TWPG), a global growth-focused investment bank, will host its Annual Technology & Telecom Conference, February 8-10, 2010 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. Institutional investors and company management will gather for this three-day conference, which will focus on opportunities and challenges in the technology and telecom sectors for 2010 and beyond. Over 230 companies representing applied technologies, communications equipment, computer systems and storage, electronic supply chain, information and financial technology services, semiconductors, software and telecom services, will be showcased at the conference. "We are very encouraged by the strength the Technology and Telecom sectors have demonstrated and by the exciting growth prospects in this area. Given the lag in tech ente... (more)

Winners of European Software Excellence Awards announced

(Berlin, 2nd March 2012) IT Europa, the leading European IT publisher and market intelligence organisation, today announced the winners of the European Software Excellence Awards 2012 - the pan-European awards event for ISV community. The finalists were honoured last night at a celebration dinner at The Grand Hyatt, Berlin. The European Software Excellence Awards are the only pan-European awards which recognise the crucial role that Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) play in the delivery of real world solutions, and attracted entries from 18 countries. Entries were submitted by ISVs describing the solution provided and each had to be supported by an endorsement by the client. 36 companies from 14 countries made the finals. The winners were selected by an independent panel of consultants and editors. There were 2 awards for suppliers to ISVs and the award for Applic... (more)

Actuate Announces $30 Million Share Repurchase Program

Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The BIRT Company - delivering more insights to more people than all BI companies combined, on Monday provided additional details of the $30 million share repurchase program first announced on August 2nd, 2012. “Our hybrid open source enterprise model continues to generate healthy cash flow, enabling us to invest in our business and return capital to our shareholders,” said Peter Cittadini, President and CEO of Actuate. “This repurchase program still enables us to take advantage of strategic acquisitions to propel our BIRT strategy forward - and we will remain focused and opportunistic on this front.” The share repurchase authorization does not have an expiration date and the pace and timing of repurchases will depend on factors such as cash generation from operations, the volume of employee stock plan activity, cash requirements... (more)