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JasperReports 3.5 for Java Developers by David Heffelfinger

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Chapter 2. Adding Reporting Capabilities to our Java Applications

We can easily add reporting capabilities to our Java applications by taking advantage of the classes included in the JasperReports class library. JasperReports can be easily embedded into both client and server-side Java applications simply by adding the required libraries to our CLASSPATH and calling the appropriate methods in the JasperReports API.

At the end of this chapter, we will be able to:

  • Identify the purpose of the several downloads that can be found at the JasperReports web site
  • Set up our development and execution environment to successfully add reporting capabilities to our Java applications
  • Identify the required libraries for adding reporting capabilities to Java applications ...

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