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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!
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iText is expanding: we've opened a new office in Cambridge, Massachussets!