Tag: developer

Best of Planet PDF 2 released

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Planet PDF has just released the long-lost second edition of its annual ‘Best bits’ compilation. The free Best of Planet PDF publication contains Planet PDF’s biggest articles from 2004 (yep, 2004). Volume 2 is 83 pages full of select Planet PDF news features, tips, interviews, product information and more that was published at Planet PDF during 2004.

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Cordova, Xamarin, and PDF

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PDF is platform independent, and a well-worn veteran in the world of document exchange. That said, the delivery, display and usage environment has changed somewhat over the past 5 years. Fancy applications that perform all those useful tasks…

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UWP and PDF

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Remember back in the 90s, when desktops were all the rage, and laptops and smartphones were, well, mostly non-existent. The powerful technology from Microsoft at that time included Windows 3.1, Windows NT and Windows 98. Well, fast-forward 30 odd years into the future, and powerful devices that can display things using Microsoft Windows Universal Platform (UWP) technology are everywhere. By using this technology, software developers can now create universal apps for use on Xbox One, Hololens and of course, Windows 10, and Windows Mobile..

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Acrobat & PDF Developer Libraries

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Numerous third-parties produce libraries that can be used to create PDF. This page collects some of the better known PDF developer offerings.

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Why eBooks and mobile devices don’t (yet) pose an existential threat to the PDF

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Continuous upheaval is what makes watching the technology industry so exciting. David vs. Goliath battles are waged every day, with startups often winning against much larger businesses. For years and years, many have predicted the decline of the PDF given its age and perceived disadvantages. Today, with the PDF losing ground in emerging areas like mobile and eBooks, the calls for its ultimate demise are growing louder.

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Debenu Quick PDF Library 12 Released

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Let’s be totally clear about this, providing support for all/most platforms is absolutely required nowadays in a PDF devkit – hence, I’m very pleased to hear that this update has finally been completed. I know that it has involved 2-3 years development behind the scenes.

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PDF Linearization (AKA Fast Web View): Why it Matters and How to Do it

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In this article, Planet PDF’s Dan Shea outlines what linearization means in the context of PDF, along with why and when it is most useful. The piece also briefly touches upon several available solutions for linearizing PDFs and/or viewing linearized PDFs.

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PDF Days coming to Washington and NYC

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In just a few weeks, PDF Days are coming to the US with dedicated multi-track, all-day educational events in both Washington (December 10) and New York City (December 11).

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PDF Master: Bruno Lowagie

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To commemorate 20+ years of PDF, Planet PDF has conducted a new series of interviews with PDF masters, movers and shakers in the PDF universe. In this instalment, iText’s Bruno Lowagie talks about key changes in the PDF landscape, including recognition as a standard, the status of XFA, and and the impact of the rise of mobile computing.

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Debenu Updates PDF Library to Improve Online PDF Viewing

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Debenu today announced the release of a major update to its flagship product. According to the developer, Debenu Quick PDF Library 11 adds support for Delphi XE7 and includes a combined 49 new functions, enhancements and bug fixes.

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