In less than a week, we'll be in Cologne to present the past, present and future of iText at the Second iText Summit. By the way: we still have free tickets for the PDF Days in Cologne, contact us if you are in the neighborhood of Cologne next Monday and Tuesday.
Today, we received this mail from the Java One program committee:
For the third time in a row, we'll have a booth at Java One. It will be a great opportunity to meet some key members of the iText staff.
The talk will be a 2-hour tutorial presented by Bruno Lowagie entitled "PDF is dead, long live PDF... and Java":
It's strange but it's true: six years after the PDF reference was published as an ISO standard (ISO-32000-1), there are still developers who think that the Portable Document Format is a closed document format owned by Adobe. PDF is often perceived as a strange, impenetrable document format. It's high time we bury that idea and take a look at what's going on in the world of PDF today. Different ISO committees are currently working on new standards such as PDF 2.0 (to be released in 2015), XFDF, ECMAScript for PDF. Sub-standards such as PDF/X, PDF/A, PDF/E, PDF/VT, and PDF/UA are updated on a regular basis. In this tutorial, we'll use Java to unlock some PDF mysteries and to guide developers through the standards using simple code samples.
Don't be afraid: we won't go through the different PDF specifications using nothing but words. We'll approach the different flavors of PDF using Java code to get acquainted with this object-oriented document format.