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Eurostaff, a recruitment specialist, recently conducted an interview with iText founder and CSO Bruno Lowagie . In it, Bruno explains the best practices for developers who pull code snippets from StackOverflow to use in their own projects. What are the legal ramifications? How do you best attribute your source? From the interview: "The Stack Exchange Network interprets ‘attribution’ in a fantastically complicated way, written in legalese that even educated people have trouble...
The iText team is camping out at Devoxx Belgium in Antwerp! We're attending the conference as a Silver sponsor this year, and today marks the first day the exhibition is open to the general public. If you're in the area and you're interested to talk some PDF with us, please drop by. Or, you can attend the talk of our developers Benoit Lagae and Michael Demey about how and when you should (not) break your API. Come see @iText at #devoxx to talk to our devs! pic....
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We had a great time at Open Source India's OSI Days Conference .Our Founder and CTO, Bruno Lowagie, was a speaker at the conference and offered two talks: "Open Source, an introduction to IP and Legal" and "How can Large Open Source Projects be Monetized?" . The attendance for the event was impressive, and beyond that the attendees were top notch. The...
While you’re making PDF files and an error occurs, tracing where the problem is can be hard. That’s why we have developed the pdfDebug add-on for iText 7. It allows you to view your PDF file’s internal content structure, content streams and allows you to browse the document in a logical manner – as it is being created. This practical tool is the first of its kind for PDF. What's even better: We're offering the add-on free of charge through the Eclipse Marketplace so you...
iText has again been nominated for the Deloitte Fast 50 in Belgium, and we are pretty excited about it. The Deloitte Fast 50 is a list of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in Belgium, and is a coveted list that we have been part of consistently since 2013. Last year we even placed 2nd! The nominees were announced by Deloitte yesterday, and winners will be selected...
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October 7, 2016
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...