There are a wealth of tutorials, guides, sample code plus a community of BIRT professionals available to help you get started using BIRT.
BIRT (Business Intelligence Reporting Tools) is an open source Eclipse-based set of reporting and data visualization tools and technologies used to build rich information applications, in particular, web applications based on Java and J2EE.
BIRT was created in 2004 for developing rich web-based data visualizations and to free businesses from the banded line printer reporting legacy of most other reporting solutions. With over 12 million downloads and an estimated 2 million developer base, BIRT is ideal for todayâ€™s rich information apps.
The BIRT ecosystem is large and growing, and offers numerous opportunities to make money through BIRT-related products and services. Educational materials, partner options and an Open Marketplace are provided to assist you in making the most of your marketing, development and customer support efforts.
Many resources exist in the BIRT ecosystem to help you meet the requirements of your data visualization and reporting needs. BIRT Exchange hosts technical forums, sample code, articles and blogs â€” as well as links to products, services, training and support that are provided by Actuate and numerous vendors to help you maximize your investment in BIRT.