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Today, OSCON (Open Source Convention) London 2016 has started, and iText is there! You can find us at booth #212 and drop by for a quick chat. As a company that grew from the open source community and still offers its flagship product that way under the AGPL license, we have not forgotten what made iText such a great PDF engine in the first place - its dedicated user base. We'll be on hand at OSCON to answer your questions about iText or discuss further developments with and within the open source community. Also, get to know our army of Lego minifigs...
As you may or may not know, at events and exhibitions, iText is often accompanied by an army of Lego minifigs that carry our logo. Recently, we've also adopted three so-called "superfigs", oversized Lego figures, to serve as mascots in our three home bases (Ghent, Boston and Singapore). We let the public select their names from a shortlist, and voting ended on September 15. With all votes collected (thanks, voters!), their names are now known: Boston Boy (orange cap) is now named Ringo! Look around for him at US events or when you pay a visit to the Boston office! The jury...
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We left our hearts in San Francisco. After a great week of sessions, exhibits, meetings, events and fun, the iText team is heading home from JavaOne. Our very own Bruno Lowagie and Raf Hens had a great talk "Oops I broke my API" about the reasons to break backwards compatibility, and when it makes sense. We had lots of great conversations in our booth with current users and new friends alike. Our minifigs had a great time making new friends, and heading off to their new homes...
For many years, our iText PDF software libraries have been available both in Java and .NET and iText 7 is no exception. As such, we are proud to fully roll out iText 7 and three of its add-ons° for .NET, with our Java version already out and enriched with loads of documentation . You can browse through more than 300 items of Q&A items and code examples to help you on your way with iText 7. We will work hard in the coming months to also assist .NET developers with examples, how-tos...
In a long interview with OpenSourceForU, India's prime press portal on all matters open source, the magazine sat down with iText founder and strategist Bruno Lowagie. In the interview, he talks about the past and future of iText and PDF and shares his wisdom about monetizing open source projects in the smartest way. You can read the entire interview by clicking through here , but here's already an excerpt of Bruno's words: "India can play a vital role in expanding the open source...
Many of you are aware that iText Software provides dedicated support to its paying customers. However, we also have a very large user base that complies with the AGPL license. Since they don't pay for technical support, they have to rely on their own debugging skills and, as a fallback channel, on Stack Overflow to solve their iText problems. Those who have stared into the abyss of iText 5's...
Many people all over the world have already experienced the magic of our minifigs at events and shows. Today, we're proud to introduce our superfigs, super-sized models of our traditional iText goodies. Each one of our offices has a superfig: the girl resides in Belgium, the boy with the blue cap is located in Singapore and the boy with the orange cap lives in Boston. But they lack names! That's where you come in. Whether you are a longtime iText user, a new customer or someone who is part of the wider PDF community, you can vote on the final names of our superfigs. To vote,...
As you have probably noticed by now, we have recently released iText 7 , a new major version of our flagship library, which is not backwards compatible to iText 5. This technical blog post will focus a bit more on the reasons why we chose to rewrite iText 7 from scratch and will also detail our roadmap for the near future. Reasons While we were always pretty happy with the capabilities of iText as they stood, there were a number of design choices that limited our wiggling room for further development. Over the years, a number...
iText founder and Chief Strategy Officer Bruno Lowagie attended the European Business Awards gala in Milan, Italy on behalf of the company last week (June 17). In case you've forgotten, iText became Belgium's national champion in the Awards and then went on to compete with 32 other national champions on the European stage. Engaging over 32,000 businesses and racking up 227,000 votes in 2016, the EBA is an institution in its own right. At the gala, Bruno received a medal for Entrepreneur of the Year, recognizing both...
Today kicked off the two-day PDF Days event, hosted by the PDF Association. This year, the choice fell on Berlin as the host city of choice to gather the PDF world's finest minds and premium vendors. In over 30 seminars and workshops spread across three tracks, participants share knowledge and share ideas on topics such as PDF architecture, future business applications, end-user needs and frequently encountered challenges. iText is present at the event with a full delegation and hosts three workshops, starting of with iText founder Bruno Lowagie's speech on disrupting the documentation...