The winner of the DevShare Contributor of the Month Contest for July 2010 is Ren? Mertins for his contribution to BIRT Exchange titled: Birt Report Thumbnails.
Ren? tells us, “This article is the result of research for a customer project, in which I am the leading software architect. The project goal is to provide a customer extranet for a medical analytics company where we will show a lot of Birt-Reports. One of the requirements was to show realtime thumbnails of all reports on an overview page. Depending on this requirement I developed this solution.”
Ren? is the Head of Software Development at DE PAOLI Ltd in Hamburg Germany, specializing in webtechnologies and Java especially Java EE and Eclipse Ecosystem. Depending on various customer needs, DE PAOLI has used BIRT for several years — starting with a billing printing process for their in-house ERP System. Currently DE PAOLI is using BIRT for two projects. One is already in production where BIRT shows user statistics about application and resource usage. The second is the one for which Ren? wrote this article and invented his solution.
Ren? chose the BIRT Books for his award.
It’s not too late… to get your own DevShare article posted in time for the next month’s contest which closes on August 31st. If you”ve cooked up something that you can share with the BIRT Exchange community, please post it soon! You can create a tutorial, build a BIRT application, template or component, or write up some of the tips and solutions to problems you’ve run into during the past — anything that”s helped you use BIRT more effectively will probably be useful to others too. And don’t forget the BIRT Exchange Open Marketplace. Your code-based DevShare submission could also be a great candidate for the Marketplace.
The monthly DevShare contest rules and list of previous winners can be found here.