James Gosling said it about JDK 1.4 users: Will You Please Stop Using 1.4.2... There was a Death to IE6 website. At iText, we strongly discourage the use of versions prior to iText(Sharp) 5 for both technical as well as legal reasons.
This year iText will have a booth at JavaOne. That seemed like a no brainer since iText plays a key role in the Java world when it comes to PDF creation and manipulation. It is a a great opportunity to show the company behind our product, to share information, learn from the leading experts and – of course – do business.
Klout has finally upgraded and now you can immediately see which posts on Twitter, Facebook and G+ had the biggest impact on your score. This was my top-tweet of last week:
I see that many colleagues from the open source world agree with me. Let me explain the context of this tweet.
Take a look at the following cartoon:
A Math teacher is asking a student named Devolder to pay attention. A principle is thinking "maybe the sponsor contract wasn't such a good idea." Why is this NOT funny? What's wrong in this cartoon? Why do I feel the urge to contact Bart Van Tieghem and slap him in the face?
I predicted that August would be better than July. I was right regarding sales; I was wrong regarding the web statistics:
The itextpdf.com site still has a healthy heart beat. There's only one dent in the graphic on August 15th (a holiday in many countries).
Looking at the ranking of itextpdf.com, I think the summer vacation is over for most developers:
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I'm sorry, but I don't understand. Apple wins the law suite against Samsung because Samsung copied the look & feel of the iPhone. A while ago, Oracle lost the law suite against Google after Google copied Java interfaces. Does this mean that we value graphical designers more than we value software developers? Does this mean that the development of a good programming interface is valued much less than the development of what a device looks like on the outside?