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  • Google Chrome PDF Engine is now Open Source

    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.

  • DevExpress XAML v13.2 Adds Windows 8.1 Support, PDF Viewer, Flyout and Radial Menu Controls

    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 on Succinctly ebooks

    Daniel Jebaraj shares with InfoQ the idea behind the launch of Succinctly series ebook and also shared the future roadmap.

  • IBM X-Force Report: Enterprise Security Exploits Are Rising

    IBM has published the IBM X-Force® 2010 Mid-Year Trend and Risk Report August 2010 (112 pages long, free registration required) containing detailed information about the security vulnerabilities and exploits of 2010, such as JavaScript and PDF obfuscation, the current security threat trends in the enterprise, and a look into the future.

  • Ruby PDF Generation Made Easier and Cleaner with Prawn.

    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 Releases Open-Source PDF Renderer

    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.

  • The wide ranging impact of the XML Paper Specification

    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.


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