Google has open sourced Chrome PDF engine, which allows to view and print PDF files, and fill PDF forms. The announcement came earlier this month from Foxit Software, the original maker of Foxit PDF SDK, which Google chose as the base for its Chrome PDF engine. Formerly closed-source, Chrome PDF code is now hosted on Google Source as the PDFium open source project.
The recently released DevExpress XAML 8 Controls v13.2 provides full support for all the core features of Windows 8.1 with a new PDF viewer, tile, flyout and radial menu controls.
Daniel Jebaraj shares with InfoQ the idea behind the launch of Succinctly series ebook and also shared the future roadmap.
There are several existing ways to generate PDF with Ruby. Unsatisfied with existing solutions, Gregory Brown decided to design his own faster library, which uses a DSL approach to generate PDF. InfoQ caught up with Gregory, who also founded a community funded development venture: Ruby Mendicant.
Sun has released a new open-source project as part of SwingLabs: PDF Renderer, "a 100% Java PDF Renderer and Viewer." PDF Renderer can parse the Portable Document Format (PDF) from a file and display it, as an AWT image, in a panel, or using any Graphics2D implementation.
XML Paper Specification, or XPS, is a new XML-based format for creating formatted documents. Seen as a direct competitor to Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF), it is one of the more controversial features in Windows Vista. Because it touches so much of the Windows infrastructure, it is expected to affect all users in one way or another.