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Intro Have you already committed an SSH private key, a password file or a config file with sensitive data to your repository before? In case you did not, I would recommend to first try this out before you continue reading this blogpost. For the rest of us: DON'T PANIC! Take a deep breath, get up from your desk, walk around for a few minutes. Ready? Okay, let's get started! The goal is to completely wipe a file out of existence in a Git repository, to cover all tracks of your horrible mistake. Do you want to be the person who...
Tags: Java
2017 DZone Guide to Java
If you believe the number of articles online, you might be inclined to believe that Java is dying, but we all know better. While the release of Java 9 and Java EE 8 have been delayed, the excitement and passion of the Java community remains strong, proven by groups like the Java EE Guardians, who formed to push Oracle to commit to improvements for Java EE. This energy is not just a result of complacent developers failing to leave behind a stagnant language. New JVM technologies like the Kotlin language are making incredible waves in the industry, and Java itself has been encouraging the...
ZUGFeRD e-book v2
With the release of iText 7, some part of the first edition of the book "ZUGFeRD: The Future of Invoicing" became obsolete. In the meantime, we have been busy updating the content to iText 7 code and including new add-ons such as pdfHTML. Today, ZUGFeRD is still a very important standard for invoicing, that makes processing invoices much easier by combining EDI standards (Electronic Data Interchange, e.g. Cross Industry Invoice or CII) with the PDF/A-3 standard. The human-oriented representation using PDF and the machine-oriented EDI information stored within the PDF are the key strengths of...
Tags: ChangelogiText 7
June 23, 2017
With 7.0.3 we're bringing you another maintenance release for iText 7 Community. We've also updated pdfSweep to 1.0.2 , pdfXFA to 1.0.1 and the license key library to 2.0.4 . As these are maintenance releases, there are no major new features. Hereby,...
pdf2Data
About pdf2Data pdf2Data is an add-on for iText7 to recognize data inside PDF documents in an intuitive and predictable manner. It provides a mechanism to extract predefined data fields from the PDF documents based on the same template (for example, an invoice coming from the same supplier). A new release We are proud to inform you about the latest release: pdf2Data 1.1.0. Notable improvements are: Enhanced support for multipage tables, which now correctly skips page footers and headers and recognizes repeating table header and footer rows. New selector for images that allows extracting images...
Tags: NDC OsloEvents
NDC Oslo 2017 - part of the iText team
Last week, iText was present for an NDC event - a Software Developers Conference - in Oslo. It was a great success with over 2,000 attendees over the 3 days. A number of the attendees stopped by the iText stand to discuss their Document Strategies and how we could support them. As well as the great conversations we had, we also ran a competition where participants could have their photo taken with us in the booth and put it on the “iText wall of fame” and the iText Twitter page. Each day we raffled off a fun prize to one lucky winner. Having been to many...
Tags: developers
There are so many people that contribute information to us in order to help improve our code, products and projects. We want to make sure that our top contributors are being recognized for the help they give and that they know how much we appreciate them. So for quarter 2 this year, a big thank you and lots of love to ... our top 3 contributors for Q2 2017 at StackOverflow (by username - excluding iText employees) : 1 mkl 2 ...
Tags: EventsPDF Days
iText at PDF Days Berlin 2017
Two weeks ago our iText team has attended PDF Days Europe in Berlin. More than 200 participants came together on the two-day event to discuss important projects for PDF: The finalisation of ISO 32000-2 (PDF 2.0) , a publication of the ISO standard is expected soon. The internal PDF Association project: "Next Generation PDF". There was some brainstorming about some hot topics such as: Next Generation PDF, which will eventually be replaced by HMTL5 and, how PDF documents can be made universally-accessible for users with visual impairment (a...
How do I make sure my software complies with AGPL: How can I use iText for free? iText is available under the open source license, AGPL as well as a commercial license. If you purchase a commercial license, you can keep your source code to yourself allowing you to retain your IP. If you use the AGPL version, you need to release your source code free of charge. But what does that really mean in practical terms? One of our developers, created a short post to explain where and how to publish your source code to comply with AGPL. Where and how to publish Free Software - by Amedee...