Snowtide Informatics Systems, Inc. has this week announced an update to its PDF content extraction library for Java applications and web services. Version 1.4 expands PDFTextStream’s Pure Java API to include support for extracting PDF form data, enhances performance, and introduces an expanded PDF document model.
PDFTextStream v1.4 also includes performance enhancements such as a new in-memory operation mode — this eliminates PDFTextStream’s requirement that PDF documents be on disk before they can be processed. Overall, the new in-memory operation mode can boost performance by an order of magnitude for applications that already have PDF content in memory.
PDFTextStream v1.4 is currently available. More information can be found here.