Looking at the sales for 12Q3, I'm very proud of what we've achieved at iText. We started to invest in people and development in the Summer of 2011, and this translates in better sales in the Summer of 2012: the billed revenue for the iText Group (ISB + ISC) in 12Q3 was 124% of the billed revenue in 12Q2, 235% of the billed revenue in 11Q3, and 60% of the total billed revenue in 2011. With one quarter to go, the volume of sales for 2012 is already 1.45 times the volume realized in 2011. We've been growing for 11 quarters in a row.
Mark Stephens from IDRSolutions invited Paulo and me to have breakfast at Lori’s dinner. We took the breakfast special: two large cakes, two slices bacon, two sausages, two eggs any style & hash browns.
A lot of our customers are getting PDF’s dynamically from server to client using NetBeans and Glassfish/Tomcat. I decided to sign up for the Netbeans Community day and the Glassfish unconference to find out more about GlassFish.
I was happy to chat with Jim Weaver, Java/JavaFX Technologist at Oracle, and briefly spoke to Stephan Janssen, my former employer.
iText is exhibiting at JavaOne this year. 95%, or maybe even 98% of JavaOne attendees are male. That, and the fact that they’re of course all programmers, makes me stand out a little.
As read on Stackoverflow:
The technical roadmap for 2012 consisted of 4 goals:
- Digital Signatures— Make iText ready for PAdES and PDF 2.0: done!
- XML Forms Architecture— Add support to flatten dynamic forms created by Adobe LiveCycle: done!
- Android— Make an Android port of iText that is better than the (barely legal) ports created by third parties: done!
- Cloud— Make iText "Cloud-ready": done! (Some of our customers are using iText on GAE.)
Goal number 3 and goal number 4 were already presented at the iText Developer Summit in March.
Heb je altijd al willen weten hoe dat in zijn werk gaat, schrijven voor een grote uitgeverij? Wil je weten hoeveel je verdient aan het schrijven van zo'n boek? En wat is een 'goede oplage' voor een boek dat niet de nieuwe Aspe, Harry Potter, Jeroen Meus of Piet Huysentruyt is? Je leest het allemaal hier:
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.
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).
Half a year ago, I talked about some blogs written by the iText developers. One of these blogs was iText on the JVM by Michaël Demey. Michaël tested iText on Jython, JRuby, Groovy, Scala and Clojure, and he really liked Groovy. Nowadays, whenever he has to do a quick test of some iText functionality, he write a small Groovy script instead of a Java app.