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 Originally posted on the Diamond Business Objects Community site in 2006. Most of the links and content are still relavent.

 We’re really excited to kick off our Developer Road Show today! But, just like the movie Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, we had a bit of an adventure getting here to Boston. Five of the Road Show presenters were traveling to Boston from Vancouver with a short stopover in Montreal. However, due to some unfortunate weather in Vancouver, the plane did not arrive in Montreal before U.S. Customs closed. As a result, our connecting flight left without us. But, just like the Steve Martin character, we resolved to do anything we could to get to our destination in time because the show has to go on. Fortunately, we were able to find a ride on a stretch limousine – and we even picked up a guest rider on the way, too. Luckily for us he was nowhere near the trouble that the John Candy character was. BTW, that photo is of the “Road Show” guy and not me. 🙂

Now that we’re all here in Boston, we’re geared up to deliver training to our developer customers. Today’s itinerary features the following tracks

Design Track

Topic 1: Advanced Crystal Report Design – Find out how to use advanced report design features such as subreports, grouping, formulas, dynamic cascading parameters, and more…

Read Kathryn Webster’s report design blog

Topic 2: Amazing Things With Crystal Reports – Attendees will learn how they can use the web controls to author interactive web pages that write and read from a database all within the Crystal Reports Designer.

Find out more about the Crystal Reports Web Elements.

Develop & Integrate Track

Topic 1: Developing With Business Objects Web Services – Find out how web services are integrated into Business Objects products. Learn how to develop applications using the web services provided by Crystal Reports Server and BusinessObjects Enterprise. Also find out how the Web Services SDK can be used to create smart client dashboard applications through Crystal Xcelsius.

Read about how the Web Services SDK compares with other Business Objects SDKs

Topic 2: An Inside Look At Crystal Reports For Eclipse – Attend this presentation to discover how Java!” developers are using a free download of Crystal Reports for Eclipse to speed up application development within the Eclipse IDE. Get insight into Business Objects’ Eclipse roadmap to see how this will benefit Java developers.

Learn more about eclipse at the http://diamond.businessobjects.com/eclipse

Deploy Track

Topic 1: Crystal Reports Component Deployment Best Practices – This session will go through the best practices and pitfalls of deploying the Crystal Reports components in custom applications. The session will be primarily focused on Crystal Reports for .NET but will also discuss the Report Designer Component, Java Reporting Component, Crystal Reports Server, and BusinessObjects!” Enterprise.

Learn more about Crystal Reports for .NET on Diamond

Topic 2: Architecting For Performance – Learn best practices for architecting custom reporting applications for performance. This session will cover report design, and report component and server architecture.

Learn more about Crystal Reports for .NET on Diamond

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