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On the day before Christmas, we've reached one of our company's milestones: we've just passed the mark of 750,000 absolute visitors in 2013: We want to wish every single one of these visitors happy holidays and a fantastic 2014!
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We've received a Calendar for 2014 from Deloitte today, and look who's featuring on the October page: When I browse the different months, I see that the technology sector in Belgium is still a men's world. I counted 50 men on the 12 photos, and only 7 women: MONTH COMPANY URL MEN WOMEN JAN OpenWay Europe www.openwaygroup.com 1 0 FEB Fishing Cactus www.fishingcactus.com 20 2 MAR Cmosis www.cmosis.com 3 0 APR Tagtagcity www.tagtagcity....
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In terms of technology, 2013 was the year of iText 5.4.0. We released six iText versions: in 5.4.0 in February , 5.4.1 in April , 5.4.2 in May , 5.4.3 in July , 5.4.4 in September and 5.4.5 in December . But technology is only one aspect of iText. Let's take a look at was new on the iText business front in 2013. This is the year 2013 in pictures, listing the most memorable moments. JANUARY...
In previous blogs ( Why your mail doesn't show up on the mailing list ) and YouTube videos ( The internal kitchen at iText: how we fight SPAM ), we already explained the mechanics behind systems such as the iText mailing-list. The following screen shot is yet another example of the administrative interface that is used to keep subscribers of the mailing list from receiving SPAM: As you can see, this "question" had the word "urgent" as its subject line. We get many mails with similar subject lines: "...
The management at iText is currently writing a new business plan for 2014-2015. This isn't a work done by a single person. Both internal as well as external consultants are contributing to the plan. At times, the text is confronting for me, but that was to be expected: I'm not hiring people to say the things I want to hear; I'm hiring people to say the things that need to be said. One (minor) example of a confronting phrase involves the iText logo: iText's graphics are inflexible, elderly and a (bit) confusing (the current iText logo is readily confused with the letter "J"). A suggestion is...
Two months ago , we received our ranking in Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 for the Benelux, today we discovered that we're ranked #53 in the Fast 500 EMEA. See the complete ranking . Attachment Size pl_Technology_Fast_500_EMEA_Ranking_2013_FINAL.pdf 172.74 KB
If you've read one of the editions of iText in Action , you've certainly encountered the blank page problem in the section about troubleshooting PDF problems. Recently, we received a support question about a blank page problem that wasn't described in the book. We've now made a couple of examples that explain what goes wrong, how we solved it in iText, and how you can solve it if you encounter the same problem with other PDF creating software. Description of the problem Suppose that you have an image with a very high resolution. For instance, a...
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Although we're a European company, we have strong ties with the US. We have adopted the tradition to have a "company Thanksgiving dinner". We hope all American users and customers have enjoyed Thanksgiving as much as we did.
Our free ebook The ABC of PDF with iText is listed in the top 5 at the Leanpub Bookstore for the most copies downloaded in the last 7 days. We will keep on writing and releasing documentation this year and next year. We are always interested in receiving user stories, so send yours to: marketing@itextpdf.com ...
Today we received the official certificate of our 10th place in Deloitte's Fast 50 Award: If you're interested in the story that led to us getting to that 10th place, you can still register for my talk at the BetaGroup in Kortrijk, Rotary Club in Vilvoorde or at the Business Angel Day in Antwerp. This is a short overview of the topics I'll cover: iText's success didn't come overnight: I had my first business idea at the age of 14. I wrote a flat file database system in Basic on my first "portable", a TRS 80/4P. Different organizations brought me their member list and I sold them printed...