Monday, October 08, 2007

Introducing BIRT Exchange

I referenced in an earlier post, but I thought I'd take the opportunity to formally introduce it.

It's a new site, sponsored by Actuate, that provides a variety of content on Eclipse BIRT and the related products and services Actuate has built on top of the open source project.

I particularly like two features of the site. The first is the DevX area, which is a repository of content about BIRT, including sample reports, code, tips and tricks and links to articles and blogs, both on the site and elsewhere. Anyone can access content or add to the repository. Think of it as a sort of just for BIRT.

The second is the Eclipse BIRT newsgroup mirror, which includes all the posts from the site, but enables you to read and search them using a web-based forum package. I find it a lot easier to locate answers to questions that may have already been addressed using the forum interface.

Next time you're searching for information on a particular BIRT issue or question, keep in mind BIRT Exchange as another good resource.

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