There’s this thing called COGNOS that is made by IBM. It’s a little (huge) webapp that creates reports that help people make better decisions. It just doesn’t automagically create the reports, though – someone has to actually make them through a pretty neat little UI. COGNOS uses Javascript on the frontend, but Javascript can be time consuming and sometimes doesn’t upgrade well.

So being a web developer that has always used jQuery, I had the wonderful idea of combining the two. Usually I’d read some other people’s blogs about their experiences with this. Unfortunately, there are not a lot of resources out there, and they are generally wrong. So that’s what I’ll be using my namespace for; the quest to achieve gorgeous reports using jQuery and COGNOS. Amongst other things.