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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...
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A couple of hours ago, the ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in the Benelux was proclaimed in Eindhoven. iText is number 10 of the Benelux and number 3 of Belgium. This is the complete top 10. PLACE COMPANY GROWTH PERCENTAGE COUNTRY 1. Adyen 14284% The Netherlands 2. Improve Digital 8662% The Netherlands 3. Greenpeak Technologies 5340% The Netherlands 4. CMOSIS 4098% Belgium 5. Payroll Works 3975% The Netherlands 6. Belsimpel.nl 3815% The Netherlands 7. Teleena Holding 3479% The Netherlands 8...
Is it 20 years already? It's hard to believe that PDF 1.0 was released in 1993, but it's true. Everyone who's important in the world of PDF was invited to Portable Document Format's birthday party this year, either in Königswinter or in Seattle (and some of us went to both). But did you know there was also an Adobe Acrobat museum? You can find it in one of the buildings of Adobe's HQ in San Jose: This is the place where you'll find the Camelot Paper by John Warnock: Take a close look at the posters on the wall: these...
I'm a software developer, and in the last five years, I was the technical founder of different companies. This will sound like a cliché, but starting up my first company was the hardest. It was founded in Belgium by my wife and me in January 2008; in February of that same year, our twelve-year-old son was diagnosed with cancer. This ordeal made it very difficult for us to develop our business. During the long hours my son and I spent in hospital for numerous sessions of chemotherapy, my son started watching House MD. Although I knew the show (and used to like it very much), it was hard for me...
Every week, we receive a number of questions on the old iText mailing-list, but some questions never reach this list because of one of the following reasons: You are not subscribed to the mailing-list (and you shouldn't be, because the list is no longer in use), Mails from people who aren't subscribed are put on hold and need to be approved manually . This is such a cumbersome process that not all mails are read. If there's too much SPAM in the "on hold" box, all mails are deleted automatically. In some cases, a mail doesn't reach the list because it's posted on the wrong forum. For...
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We're nominated as one of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in the Benelux, one of the 10 fastest growing companies in Belgium. We're looking forward to the Award Ceremony on October 10th!
Using RUPS was enormously helpful while developing the new accessibility functionality released with iText 5.4.4 and it's indispensable when inspecting invalid PDFs. In spite of those qualities, the previous version of RUPS (5.4.3) was only downloaded 650 times, probably because people don't realize how useful the tool is. As you can see in the screen shot, you can get a tree view of the structure tree of a tagged PDF (to the right) and you can browse and inspect objects (such as the parent tree opened in the...
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As we are getting prepared for JavaOne 2013, here is a sneak preview of what our booth will look like. We have some Discovery passes left, feel free to contact marketing@itextpdf.com. We are looking forward to see you there!...