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European Business Awards 2016/17
In 2015/16, the founders of iText, Ingeborg Willaert and Bruno Lowagie, were nominated in the category "Entrepreneur of the Year" in the European Business Awards. They eventually won the public vote in their country and became the National Public Champion for Belgium. In 2016/17, iText decided to compete in the category "Business of the Year (0 - 25M revenue)" and guess what: iText won a nomination as National Champion. On January 11, our CEO, Bruno Lowagie, received the official certificate at the Award Ceremony for the Benelux companies in the British Residency in Brussels. iText is now...
iText PDF took 2016 by storm
January January 19: Book presentation "Hoek Af" Our Founder Bruno Lowagie was featured in "Hoek Af" a book published about entrepreneurs in Belgium. February February 2: European Business Awards, National Champions Benelux, Brussels iText was awarded the National Public Champion Award for Belgium, thanks to a popular vote. Thank-you for voting! February 18: Tech Startup Day, Brussels iText participated in Tech Startip Day, Brussels and Bruno, per usual, pitched new ideas for iText. February 22-25: Mobile World Congress,...
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Recap of iText at DevoxxBE 2016
Last week we spent some time at DevoxxBE. Thanks for such a great show. We had fun with the iText minifigs and appreciated all of the great questions that were discussed in our booth. There are so many great ways that devs are using iText, and we love hearing about it. It was also a big event for two of our devs, Benoit and Michael, who filled an ENTIRE ROOM with their talk "Oops, I broke my API". If you want to join the fanclub, you can watch it from the comfort of your own home , or at the Hackerspace conference “Newline” in Ghent next April. The...
iText has again been nominated for the Deloitte Fast 50 in Belgium, and we are pretty excited about it. The Deloitte Fast 50 is a list of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in Belgium, and is a coveted list that we have been part of consistently since 2013. Last year we even placed 2nd! The nominees were announced by Deloitte yesterday, and winners will be selected next month. Will we win again this year? Stay Tuned for our results, while we keep trying to be the fastest growing technology...
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JavaOne 2016
We left our hearts in San Francisco. After a great week of sessions, exhibits, meetings, events and fun, the iText team is heading home from JavaOne. Our very own Bruno Lowagie and Raf Hens had a great talk "Oops I broke my API" about the reasons to break backwards compatibility, and when it makes sense. We had lots of great conversations in our booth with current users and new friends alike. Our minifigs had a great time making new friends, and heading off to their new homes. We even hosted our first ever iText Developer Community event!...
BlueCap minifig iText
Many people all over the world have already experienced the magic of our minifigs at events and shows. Today, we're proud to introduce our superfigs, super-sized models of our traditional iText goodies. Each one of our offices has a superfig: the girl resides in Belgium, the boy with the blue cap is located in Singapore and the boy with the orange cap lives in Boston. But they lack names! That's where you come in. Whether you are a longtime iText user, a new customer or someone who is part of the wider PDF community, you can vote on the final names of our superfigs. Voting ends on September...
As you have probably noticed by now, we have recently released iText 7 , a new major version of our flagship library, which is not backwards compatible to iText 5. This technical blog post will focus a bit more on the reasons why we chose to rewrite iText 7 from scratch and will also detail our roadmap for the near future. Reasons While we were always pretty happy with the capabilities of iText as they stood, there were a number of design choices that limited our wiggling room for further development. Over the years, a number...
iText founder and Chief Strategy Officer Bruno Lowagie attended the European Business Awards gala in Milan, Italy on behalf of the company last week (June 17). In case you've forgotten, iText became Belgium's national champion in the Awards and then went on to compete with 32 other national champions on the European stage. Engaging over 32,000 businesses and racking up 227,000 votes in 2016, the EBA is an institution in its own right. At the gala, Bruno received a medal for Entrepreneur of the Year, recognizing both...
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We are back from our trip to Austin, TX for the OSCON Conference. It was a fun, rainy week where we needed to find ways to keep the minifigs dry! There were lots of great things to see and learn at OSCON this year, from the plush beanbag chairs to the informative sessions, we were glad to be a part of the excitement. The show was a great chance to get back to our open source roots. After releasing the first open source PDF library, we moved to the AGPL model in 2009. AGPL means that you can use our library for free- if you release your project code for others to use as well. Learn more about...
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We had a great time at the 2016 Document Strategy Forum in Chicago. The conference focused on digital transformation opportunities, with a wealth of great speakers and engaged attendees. iText was glad to be able to talk to the attendees about our PDF library and how we are well positioned to help with a complete digital transformation for your document needs including; archiving, accessibility, e-invoicing, automating document processes, and more. What's more? with iText 7, we can now do it faster and more powerfully than ever. Check out our videos:...