The short bio on the back cover of my books tells readers that I'm the original developer and current maintainer of iText, but half a lifetime ago, I studied architecture. I graduated as a civil engineer in architecture. My goal was to design buildings, not software. Then again: in our field of engineering, we were indoctrinated to believe we could do anything. We were supposed to be generalists, with the potential to become a specialist on any subject we desired.
The trainees are selected, the class room is ready.
We're all set to start teaching iText:
The only one thing that is missing for the next couple of Wednesdays and Fridays, is a big "Don't Disturb!" sign ;-)
I'm an avid reader, and I love my library:
When I first posted this picture on my blog, I received responses such as Wow, that's awesome! but actually there's more:
August seems to be slightly better than July:
But that's also true for other companies:
Note that the number of visits went up just after the release ;-)
Last month, I wrote that I expected a couple of slow months for itextpdf.com. The stats for July confirm this.
Compared to other sites however, the number of visits during the Summer vacation period didn't drop dramatically:
In spite of a lower number of visits, the ranking of last month improved when compared to the ranking of June (and May, and April,...).
We still have an average of more than 3,000 visits a day: