Book sales update

We found a huge pile of mail after returning home, and now I'm going through all the letters, invoices and other mail we received in the last few weeks. One of the letters I received contained the book sales for 11Q4. For some reason, people are still buying the first edition. In the world of IT books, you have a bestseller as soon as you can sell 5,000 copies. And yes: the second book is now at 5,394 copies. That makes it official: I've written a second bestseller!

California April 2012, day 2

Yesterday, we were too tired to see much of the Silverado resort, but this morning we made a short movie to show the venue to the home front:

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California April 2012: day 1

We had to get up early on April 10th. We were expecting our taxi to bring us to Brussels Airport at 3:30 AM in the morning.

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Google Analytics — March 2012

We had a successful summit a week ago, I taught an iText course in Paris this week, and now I'm preparing for a business trip to the US next week. This means I have plenty of work, and very little time to blog. I didn't even have time to look at the Google Analytics results for March until today:

Did we break any records?

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What makes a successful conference?

I was nervous to organize our first itext summit. I have a history being Event Manager for Devoxx for 5 years, so I have a reputation to hold high in this particular Marketing field.

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There are a lot of pre-, during and post- arrangements to be made, with a backup plan for each phase. The more thought that is put into the planning phase, the better the conference.

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iText 5.2.1 — XML Worker 1.1.3

I'm preparing to teach an iText class in Paris, and to give some demo's in Oakland. I'm currently making a new set of examples for some new chapters I'm going to write (maybe a third book, not a revision of the second edition, but a book with some advanced topics). Whilst making examples to explain the different options available in XML Worker, I found some bugs and I also thought about some functionality that was missing.

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Friday morning - Friday afternoon: the difference

One of the only features I use in the new Google Analytics:
What does the world look like when seen from iText in Belgium at 10:30 in the morning?

What does the world look like when seen from iText in Belgium at 16:30 in the afternoon?

iText Summit: the slides

09:00AM - 09:30AM Welcome and program overview
Frank Gielen, COO of the iText Software Group
09:30AM - 10:30AM The importance of standards

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Dank u, Daniella!

Gisteren kreeg ik deze oproep:

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Google Analytics — February 2012

The month of February was one day longer than usual, but two days shorter than the month of January. Nevertheless, we broke all records:

Month Page views Visits Visits/day Unique visitors/month
January 2012 426,012 125,017 4032 68,609
February 2012 428,568 130,664 4505 72,807

Even if we look at 2011, we never had as much page views, visits and absolute visitors in one month.

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