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Many people create Maven dependencies like this: <dependency> <groupId>com.lowagie</groupId> <artifactId>itext</artifactId> <version>[1.02b,)</version> <scope>compile</scope> </dependency> This means that they allow Maven to automatically update their dependencies. The meaning of the brackets such as [ and ) is explained in the answers to this StackOverflow question: How do I tell Maven to use the latest version of a...
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It has been exciting to engage with our customers as we have been planning the iText Summit 2014. Some of our customers have some really amazing use cases that we knew would be interesting to share. We hope these help assist you in understanding some of the additional functionality of iText that you may not be utilizing yet. CSC has been gracious enough to share their usage of iText for Automation and XFA flattening into PDF/A functionality. They will be available for technical questions after their talk. CSC has developed...
Two weeks ago, I registered iText on the Startup Ranking site, after reading a post on the #BeTech group on Facebook. Today we received our ranking, and apparently we made the top 10 in Belgium: Compared to our peers our "importance" on the internet is high: the number and the quality of the pages is high, many sites link to us, and so on. However, our "social" rank is low. Should we tweet more? Should we be more active...
I'll never forget my first Java book: The year was 1997. I had discovered the JDK 1.0.2 in 1996 and after experimenting with some tutorial examples, I immediately knew that Java would be a hit. In 1997, I worked for an integrator, and I had the chance to teach newly arrived interns how to program, so I bought myself the "Java Unleashed" book and decided to start teaching Java, a language that hadn't been used at the company up until then. We made some really cool applications. For instance: to explain networks and servers, we made a Connect 4 server using a ServerSocket and we made an applet...
Today, iMinds issued a press release about our new office and our first partner in Singapore: Visit our partner page to find out how you can become a partner. The news was already picked up by: EMERCE: Het Vlaamse iText opent kantoor in Azië; tekent overeenkomst met eerste partner in Singapore...
Last year, we asked Arketi Group to design a new logo. On September 10, we shared the new logo contenders . On September 18, we took one contender to a second round . We revealed the final version of the new logo on September 25, just in time for Java One: Arketi entered our new logo for a Hermes Creative Award in the Design/Logo category and...
The iText team is currently at the IRMS Conference in Wales . For those who are interested: we also have an article in the IRMS Bulletin about solving the unstructured data challenge: If you own a copy of the IRMS Bulletin, go to page 28:
If you have half an hour and you want to learn more about PDF, you might want to listen to the iText interview on IntrepidNOW . These are some of the topics that are covered in the interview: What was your initial goal when developing iText? Everyone uses PDF every day, but what is so special about it? Is there anything we don’t know about it? Briefly describe the evolution of PDF technology since you first began working with it. What’s the most significant change?...
iText is nominated for a Stevie in the American Business Awards competition: We're looking forward to ABA's new product & tech awards ceremony in San Francisco on September 11. Even if we'd only win Bronze, it would be a great achievement after winning a Gold Hermes Award , a Silver Best in Biz Award...