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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...
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We are proud to announce that iText has a new CEO. Stephan Engelen has been chosen as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer. “Stephan’s 25 years of experience in leadership positions at various technology companies will allow him to be a valuable asset as he takes the reins at iText,” said iText founder Bruno Lowagie. “Additionally, Stephan’s first-hand experience with technology transfer will be a strong benefit.” Before iText, Mr. Engelen served in executive positions at Philips Electronics and Cisco Systems, where he was responsible for national, international and global operations. He...
iText has been nominated, among with two other companies from Belgium's region of Flanders, for a Flemish Export Lion. The award is an initiative from the Flanders Investment & Trade organization and recognizes Flemish companies with exceptional merits worldwide. Winners are chosen in two categories, one for companies with over 50 employees and another one for companies with less than 50 employees. iText was nominated in the latter category on account of its enduring and ongoing success in global markets, most notably the United States, India and East Asia. To mark the importance of its...
Last week, the ISO committee devoted to PDF standards convened at iText's global HQ in Ghent, Belgium. The delegation took the opportunity to explore iText's brand-new offices, which offer a clear view over the city skyline, and then later went to tour the city itself, visiting various landmarks as well as a construction site generally not open to the public. The site in question is a renovation project for a canal area district that used to include a now-defunct circus and a gym, and will be reconverted to a library and a residential area with waterfront apartments.
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We are back from our trip to Austin, TX for the OSCON Conference. It was a fun, rainy week where we needed to find ways to keep the minifigs dry! There were lots of great things to see and learn at OSCON this year, from the plush beanbag chairs to the informative sessions, we were glad to be a part of the excitement. The show was a great chance to get back to our open source roots. After releasing the first open source PDF library, we moved to the AGPL model in 2009. AGPL means that you can use our library for free- if you release your project code for others to use as well. Learn more about...
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We had a great time at the 2016 Document Strategy Forum in Chicago. The conference focused on digital transformation opportunities, with a wealth of great speakers and engaged attendees. iText was glad to be able to talk to the attendees about our PDF library and how we are well positioned to help with a complete digital transformation for your document needs including; archiving, accessibility, e-invoicing, automating document processes, and more. What's more? with iText 7, we can now do it faster and more powerfully than ever. Check out our videos:...
Are you a Java or .NET developer looking for an interesting job opportunity? Our Belgian office is hiring ! We're looking for a support developer with strong analytical and critical thinking skills who can function well within a young, horizontal company that values initiative and autonomy. Ideally, you have at least a Bachelor's degree in IT or comparable skills through experience. A good command of written and spoken English is a must, as we are an international company. Depending on your interests and growth initiatives, you can...
The spectacle continues at the Great Indian Developer Summit 2016 in Bangalore! Today, once again developer Benoit and our Chief Strategy Officer Bruno took center stage to discuss a few more details about iText 7. They explained how the value add-on pdfInvoice makes life easier for developers that aid their organizations with streamlining invoice processes. Also shown were a few more examples of how the pdfCalligraph can...
JAXenter's Geertjan Wielinga sat down with iText founder and CSO Bruno Lowagie to talk PDF libraries, and more specifically iText 7 . Bruno is hyping iText 7 for its "new architecture that allows us to meet a lot of our other customer requests at the same time. For instance, EverNote is a customer that uses iText on Android, that reached the implementation limits of iText and so they’ll also benefit from the new architecture, which is more modular, enabling the user to select which parts they want to use. We cleaned up the API, in the past it wasn...
At GIDS 2016 , we have now just demonstrated one of iText 7's more powerful features: the pdfCalligraph add-on. Developer Benoit Lagae and CSO Bruno Lowagie demonstrated that it is now possible to include full support for the Devanagari and Tamil scripts in an automatic PDF process. Up until now, this has been a struggle for most PDF tools because of the many ligatures these scripts need, resulting in flawed lines and awkward character transitions. iText 7 eliminates this...