The mission statement of the iText Companies, 1T3XT BVBA (BE) and iText Software Corp. (USA) is to:
That's why I really like this movie:
(For more info, go to: hetpapierisop.be.)
Now that the floor is stable, the works can continue. You probably remember the library:
Take a couple of steps back, and this is what you see:
The floor is full of plaster and paper:
There's still plenty of work to do before this can be our office:
Two weeks are gone since the last top 5. What's new in this week's top 5:
On February 23, I wrote Mission #1 accomplished. I had succeeded bringing itextpdf.com into the Alexa top 100,000 of most popular web sites.
Mission #2 consisted of staying in that top 100,000 for at least one full month. I've checked the 3-month ranking on a daily basis, and I'm still on track if you look at the 7-day and 1-month ranking:
People who own the iText® book, or who follow the iText mailing list, know that all the examples from the book are available online. Part of these examples are small online demos, such as the text to PDF demo.
These small examples show what is possible with iText, but they don't reveal the real power of the library. That's why we've now published a more elaborate demo: create your own invoice!
I didn't have much time recently; I've read four books since February 13th. That's less than the one book a week I was planning to read. Moreover, I've only read rather short books:
Rusty beams that were no longer able to support the masonry:
These were removed (see previous blog posts), and now there's:
An armed concrete floor:
Can I now safely return to my office?
Unfortunately not: next week, they'll redo the ceiling, floor and walls.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again: mailing list archives have their merits, but they can be a real pain. iText has a very active mailing list, but some people still don't understand the concept. When you post something to the iText mailing list, you send a mail to about 2000 addresses. Most of these addresses belong to actual people, but some of them are used to populate third party mailing-list archives: Nabble, GMANE, mail-archive,...