I'm an author at Manning Publications, and as such, I have a login to their document system. A while ago, I found chapter 12 of the new book Hadoop in Action in one of the public folders. It was probably put there by mistake, but I couldn't resist taking a look at it, and much to my surprise, the first section in that chapter mentioned iText.
The chapter was titled Case studies and the first case was about Converting 11 million image documents from the New York Times archive. I already knew this story, because it was already published in the New York Times Open blog on November 1, 2007. Nevertheless, I was pleasantly surprised and happy with the new reference to iText.
More recently, I learned that iText is also used in a cloud-based printing solution by HP:
Leveraging the cloud, HP's ePrint enables businesses to manage content and print quickly and securely by emailing their desired files such as e-mails, work documents and images directly to any ePrint-enabled HP printer with an Internet connection, eliminating the need to install drivers. With just an email address assigned to the printer, ePrint will work from any mobile device, including smartphones, laptops, and even the iPad.
"If you can e-mail it, you can now print it," said John Solomon, Senior Vice-President, Imaging and Printing, Group Asia Pacific and Japan. "This opens up a new world of possibilities for businesses. And what's more we are breaking the barriers for business acceleration with innovations that are truly industry first."
This is exciting, isn't it? I'm currently using my free time to learn how to write Android applications. I think it's only a matter of a couple of months before I'll have my first iText Android application. I'm reading the print version of the first edition of Unlocking Android. I'm in the acknowledgments list of this book because I reviewed it, but that seems like ages ago, I really need to update my knowledge about Google Android.