1st Review of iText in Action,
By Bill Segraves (Sarasota, FL, USA)
Bruno Lowagie is a Belgian National Treasure! Bruno, as the primary developer of iText, together with all of the online documentation, has made extraordinary contributions to the art and science of PDF origination and manipulation. These contributions alone are significant, even without the books.
What is so amazing is the fact that Bruno has been able to write two editions of "iText in Action", bringing them to print, both as eBooks and print editions, concurrently with his maintenance of the iText library and its online documentation. All of this -- in a period of about five years -- while dealing, at the same time, with family adversities that would plunge most people into deep depression.
"iText in Action, 2nd Edition" is a mandatory addition to the library of anyone who is serious about working with Portable Document Format (PDF).
Congratulations, Bruno, on your contributions to the PDF literature. May you have many more successes, in both your professional and personal lives. I am proud to count you among my friends. You are an inspiration to us all.
Sarasota, FL, USA