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pdfDebug is an add on component that is available for iText 7. Its basic function is to allow a programmer to see inside of a PDF while it is being created. This allows for advanced debugging on programs that use iText to create or manipulate PDFs. Interested? Let’s take a look at how it works with an example. To start, we created a simple program whose goal is to create a pdf that has four pages, with one phrase on each page. Page 1: Hello World, Page 2: Hello People, Page 3: Hello Everyone. In addition, we want the headers Item 1, Item 2, or Item 3 depending on the page which it appears on...
European Business Awards 2016/17
In 2015/16, the founders of iText, Ingeborg Willaert and Bruno Lowagie, were nominated in the category "Entrepreneur of the Year" in the European Business Awards. They eventually won the public vote in their country and became the National Public Champion for Belgium. In 2016/17, iText decided to compete in the category "Business of the Year (0 - 25M revenue)" and guess what: iText won a nomination as National Champion. On January 11, our CEO, Bruno Lowagie, received the official certificate at the Award Ceremony for the Benelux companies in the British Residency in Brussels. iText is now...
iText PDF took 2016 by storm
January January 19: Book presentation "Hoek Af" Our Founder Bruno Lowagie was featured in "Hoek Af" a book published about entrepreneurs in Belgium. February February 2: European Business Awards, National Champions Benelux, Brussels iText was awarded the National Public Champion Award for Belgium, thanks to a popular vote. Thank-you for voting! February 18: Tech Startup Day, Brussels iText participated in Tech Startip Day, Brussels and Bruno, per usual, pitched new ideas for iText. February 22-25: Mobile World Congress,...
Last week we spent some time at DevoxxBE. Thanks for such a great show. We had fun with the iText minifigs and appreciated all of the great questions that were discussed in our booth. There are so many great ways that devs are using iText, and we love hearing about it. It was also a big event for two of our devs, Benoit and Michael, who filled an ENTIRE ROOM with their talk "Oops, I broke my API". If you want to join the fanclub, you can watch it from the comfort of your own home , or at the Hackerspace conference “Newline...
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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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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...
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...