Here at Windward Studios, we're always hard at work improving our reporting solutions. After looking through suggestions and brainstorming we settled on a list of major additions that would improve the flexibility and usability of our reporting engine.
Lo and behold, Windward Javelin!
- Javelin is a standalone installation running on a server. Any interaction (like running a report) is done by making calls to that server. Easier to use; easier to maintain.
- The Javelin API is RESTful. All major programming languages can make calsl to a RESTful API. This makes reporting even easier to integrate into your system. What is REST?
- Javelin has an additional scheduling component. You can schedule report to be generated and automatically emailed out.
- Bundled with a sample HTML portal to work with Javelin. You don’t need a programmer to get started using Javelin.
Right now, we do have the following restriction. Javelin needs to be installed on an IIS enabled computer (meaning a Windows OS machine). However, there are no such restrictions for any clients interacting with Javelin (your application can run in any operating system).