In case you missed the news, Cognos Software Development Kit became a part of BI Administrator license during the latest IBM license revamp. That’s fantastic news, because you get heaps of functionality for free. You don’t need to be particularly savvy with Java and .Net, there dozens of sample utilities released by IBM where you only need to substitute parameters and use them straight-away.
Just a few samples:
To my infinite amusement, the only way I know to get a list of IBM SDK samples is a google query like this