Thursday, November 3, 2011

Actuate Names 2011 BIRT Excellence Award Recipient at ActuateOne Live! San Francisco

  This is very cool!  The MTInsight team has worked extremely hard and this is a real highlight!

Actuate Names 2011 BIRT Excellence Award Recipient at ActuateOne Live! San Francisco

AMT Recognized for Their Leading Cloud-Based Business Intelligence and Analytics Deployment
SAN FRANCISCO--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--ActuateOne Live! - Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ:BIRT), The people behind BIRT® and the leading open source Business Intelligence (BI) vendor, today announced that it has recognized AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology - with a 2011 Excellence Award in the BIRT Implementation category.
“Overall, MTInsight powered by BIRT onDemand enables our members to resolve their own questions, saving them a huge amount of time and money. With the ability to quickly access and analyze huge data repositories, MTInsight is a game-changing application for the manufacturing industry.”
AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology won in the BIRT Implementation category by contracting with Actuate to create MTInsight, the state-of-the-art business intelligence platform that runs on BIRT onDemand. In teaming up with Actuate on this project, AMT was able to incorporate the entire body of knowledge into one BI application to allow its users to interact with the data in an easy to use and understandable visual format. With BIRT, AMT’s MTInsight has become the premier stop for market data, trends and intelligence in the manufacturing landscape, increasing their credibility and keeping them at the forefront of the technology sector.

“BIRT onDemand provides AMT and its members with a unique plug-and-play platform. Our team required a solution that could eliminate server management costs and reduce IT involvement, as well as integrating BIRT natively into popular mobile platforms for our large base of end users. The flexibility in delivery model really provided an edge over its competitors,” says Douglas K. Woods, President, AMT. “Overall, MTInsight powered by BIRT onDemand enables our members to resolve their own questions, saving them a huge amount of time and money. With the ability to quickly access and analyze huge data repositories, MTInsight is a game-changing application for the manufacturing industry.”

“AMT was able to leverage BIRT onDemand to create the most interactive and usable BI platform for their industry,” said Nobby Akiha, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Actuate. “MTInsight demonstrates how Actuate and BIRT can help achieve excellence in a short timeframe, assisting AMT’s efforts in helping to spread these best practices within the manufacturing industry.”

Winners of the BIRT Excellence awards will be honored today at ActuateOne Live! in San Francisco, with other events coming up in New York, Paris, London, Frankfurt and Singapore. More information about ActuateOne Live! can be found by visiting Don’t forget to follow the conversation on Twitter by tracking #A1Live.

AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology
Founded in 1902 as the National Machine Tool Builders' Association, AMT supports and promotes the U.S. manufacturing technology industry. The association provides U.S. builders of manufacturing systems with the latest information on technical developments, trade and marketing opportunities, and economic issues. It also gathers and disseminates information about world markets, promotes its members' products in those markets, and acts as a representative on manufacturing technology matters to governments and trade organizations throughout the world. Visit the AMT web site at or visit the MTInsight web site at
Actuate – The people behind BIRT
Actuate founded and co-leads the Eclipse BIRT open source project. ActuateOne is a unified suite of products for rapidly developing and deploying BIRT-based custom Business Intelligence applications and information applications. Applications built with ActuateOne provide one user experience regardless of task or skill level; are supported by one server for any deployment including cloud and are built with one BIRT design that can access and integrate any data source - including high volume print streams. ActuateOne adds rich data visualizations, including interactivity, dashboards, analytics, and deployment options to web and mobile BIRT applications, helping organizations drive revenue through higher customer satisfaction and improved operational performance.
Actuate has over 4,800 customers globally in a diverse range of business areas including financial services and the public sector. Founded in 1993, Actuate is headquartered in San Mateo, California, with offices worldwide. Actuate is listed on NASDAQ under the symbol BIRT. For more information, visit the company's web site at or visit the BIRT community at
Copyright © 2011 Actuate Corporation. All rights reserved. Actuate and the Actuate logo are registered trademarks of Actuate Corporation and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and certain other countries. All other brands, names or trademarks mentioned may be trademarks of their respective owners.


Actuate Corporation
Leena Bengani, 650-645-3837
Twitter: @Actuate

Top Five Cool Things From Eclipse SD Times article

Top Five Cool Things From Eclipse by Alex Handy at SD Times.   Below is just one of the top five cool things on JDT.  What got my attention was WindowBuilder Pro.  Having a very nice and full feature GUI builder was badly needed.

JDT may have started it all, but it remains the biggest, baddest editor in the Eclipse retinue. With refactorings, deep Java syntax knowledge, and a host of helpful tools for dealing with the almost infinite APIs and handlers within the Java ecosystem, Eclipse is the go-to IDE for most Java developers in enterprises.

But the power of Java in Eclipse doesn't end with the code editor. Java users also now have access to WindowBuilder Pro (formerly from Instantiations, now from Google). This full-featured GUI editor and designer was commercial for a decade before it was turned into open-source code and donated to the Eclipse Foundation. As a result, Java developers using Eclipse now have access to a top-notch GUI tool, one that can help to transform Java applications from looking like generic X Window applications, to looking like native Windows and Mac OS X apps.

And this summer's Indigo release of Eclipse included some major enhancements to the JDT. The compiler will now detect objects that could be static; highlighting Java code brings up a drop-down menus of options; and the debugger now allows developers to keep a list of previously used breakpoint conditions.

JDT is the heart of Eclipse, and while you don't have to use it to be an Eclipse fan, it's certainly one of the most compelling and useful projects at the Foundation.

Steve Jobs Vision - We Are Tool Builders

This is five minutes and well worth watching on Steve Jobs vision:

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