Mariano Garcia and Dario Bernabeu recently announced on his blog of Dataprix the publication of his new book 'Pentaho Reporting 5.0 by Example: Beginner's Guide'.
Knowing both authors and their previous work, we are confident on the utility of that book for anyone who wants to work with Pentaho Report Designer, but we'd rather interview them to explain it themselves:
- First, what's about your new book 'Pentaho 5.0 Reporting by Example: Beginner's Guide'?
The book is based on Pentaho Report Designer (PRD) 5.0 version and covers subjects ranging from PRD installation and configuration to the creation of interactive reports with hyperlinks, subreports and charts.
- What does the reader get from the book?
The book focuses on learning by doing. Although necessary theoretical definitions are present, we have emphasized on creating a material to help reader to understand and internalize with PRD by practical exercises.
We have created an extremely detailed guide, step by step, through the different features. The guide is enriched with screenshots and clear and punctual explanations, so that the reader feels comfortable conducting their own experiences and acquiring the confidence to undertake their own projects.
- The full name of the book indicates that it is a beginner's guide, what does this mean?
It means that in the writing of the book we have focused on those who have never worked with PRD or any other reporting tool. Although the included topics are also useful for users with intermediate level, we have not lost sight of the importance of simple and accurate explanations, even for themes of complex nature (drilldown, interactive formulas, nested parameters, etc..)
- Any additional comments about the book?
- Something else to add, future plans?