[Pharo-project] Report generation? (I need an update)

Otto Behrens otto at finworks.biz
Wed Jun 8 11:58:35 EDT 2011


Hello,

> So... my question:
> what do you use to generate reports to clients?
> if pdf generation... which strategy?

We've been using http://www.princexml.com/ for some time now. We
generate html with seaside, write it to a file with the CSS and run
prince on it.

This may be a bit strange, but this tool really uses CSS nicely. We
tried a few routes; what was difficult was to get something that looks
good in the browser and then looks good in a PDF document as well,
with minimal effort. The + is that when developing, you can work with
the browser (and write tests with SeasideTesting) and then the last
step is to get pages, headers and footers to look good in the PDF.

HTH
Otto




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