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2017 Stevie Bronze Award
We were selected for the category: "Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year- Computer Services and Software" , competing in the small business category (under 100 employees).
We are pleased to be part of the Inc. 5000 list again this year! The list is comprised of the fastest growing private companies in Europe, based on three year turnover numbers. These are the companies that are making waves and growing anywhere from 54% to over 4,000% in the last three years. We are proud to be part of this impressive list for the third year in a row, this year ranking at #4764 with a 109% turnover. In response to our ranking our CEO, S. Engelen, shared his throughs on our win as "Knowing that our passion for PDF and automating document workflow is translating to positive...
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“Be nice to nerds. Someday you may end up working for one”- Bill Gates In case that does happen to us, we are beginning our quarterly Dev Thank-You blog! 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 (not just because they might someday be our bosses). We have a few top contributors from different channels for Q1 2017. StackOverflow top contributors by username (...
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iText at Devoxx US
We are back and recuperated from Devoxx US in San Jose, CA. Although we are regulars at some of the Devoxx events, we were happy to attend the first US version. Our minifigs worked hard to set up a fun experience this year. We had our first ever iText photobooth at the event, and it was a hit. If you want to see all of our photobooth pictures you can check them out on our Facebook page . We also had a popular raffle for some lego sets, that had some pretty happy winners. All in all, we had a great time talking PDF with you...
iText Software is pleased to announce the release of iText 14, our latest product that is twice as fast as iText 7! The talented developers at iText have been tirelessly coding to create our best product yet. iText 14 includes a new, faster code base called Boomswitch and a new group of add-ons, that are sure to meet your wildest dreams. The Boomswitch functionality is the core of what makes iText 14 twice as fast as iText 7, by making the code run faster by any factor requested by the client. iText developer Benoit Lagae tell us, “Boomswitch allows us to quickly adapt to customer...
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What does a boat, a baby, marketing technology and PDF have in common? The Cafe des Belges booth at SXSW 2017. The Café des Belges booth was a Belgian delegation, brought together by Startups.be, a great partner of ours. The delegation included 10 Belgian companies this year, in a café format. Our menu included a little of each of these innovative Belgian companies: Jack , Look , ONAK , Sentiance , Muuselabs...
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HTML to PDF with pdfHTML
See the recording our webinar done on March 22nd for an in depth intro with some of iText's developers. Introduction pdfHTML is an iText 7 add-on that will replace our previous XML Worker, from iText 5. This add-on gives you the ability to transform HTML and CSS content into a PDF document. In the iText 5 XML Worker the number of tags and CSS declarations supported were limited to a subset of most the frequently used tags and properties for PDF. There was no support for video, sound, control and animations etc. This focus was as much a choice as it...
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This blog post will give you an overview of how pdfHTML maps the HTML model onto the iText model, and how you can influence this process. About the iText document model and Layout objects To give you a quick idea of what our model stands for, hereby a quick overview of the key features: it allows developers to quickly grasp how to use iText without having to understand the PDF specification. it closely resembles HTML, and is based on how documents are formed structurally. it is designed using concepts that most people can easily understand, such as paragraphs and tables. During the...
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We are headed to Documation again this year, and are looking forward to talking about how to improve document processes with iText. Documation takes place in Paris from March 29-March 30, 2017 and covers the full spectrum of document and content management needs. We have a few notable items in store for Documation attendees. Our own Benoit Lagae and Michael Demey will be giving a talk entitled “Lost and Found: Data and the document lifecycle” at 9h30 in Atelier 4 on March 30th and our newest team member Nicolas Ploix, who covers France as part of...
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Last week there was a huge buzz surrounding SHA-1. The hashing algorithm has been deemed unsafe for many years, but is still used in outdated software for digital signatures. Recently a team of researchers was able to break SHA-1, proving definitively that the algorithim should be replaced . The attack was orchestrated on a PDF file that contained an image, which they exploited to generate a collision. A collision can be quite scary as it allows an attacker to generate two files that have the same digest value. If a victim was to sign one of these files using SHA-1, the signed digest would be...