ANN: PDFTron PDFNet SDK for RUBY

ANNOUNCING:

PDFTron PDFNet SDK v.5.7. - A Ruby Extension module for all types of
PDF processing including rendering, conversion, editing, and creation.

WHAT IT IS:

PDFNet SDK is an amazingly comprehensive, high-quality PDF developer
toolkit for working with PDF files at all levels. Using the PDFNet PDF
library, developers can create powerful PDF solutions and applications
that can generate, manipulate, view, render and print PDF documents on
Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Some of the feature highlights include:

- PDF Rendering and rasterization
- PDF Editing
- PDF Creation from Xaml, HTML, XPS, EMF, .NET/GDI+, etc.
- PDF Printing
- PDF viewing and markup
- PDF Forms
- PDF Content Extraction
- PDF Redaction
- Silverlight Viewer for PDF

For a high-level overview of available functionality please see:
  http://www.pdftron.com/pdfnet/features.html

WHAT'S NEW ?

Support for RUBY, PYTHON, and PHP
http://www.pdftron.com/pdfnet/whatsnew.html

WHERE CAN I GET IT ?

http://www.pdftron.com/pdfnet/downloads.html

WHERE CAN I GET SUPPORT ?

http://groups.google.com/group/pdfnet-sdk
or
http://www.pdftron.com/pdfnet/support.html

Started to look interesting until I saw the BUY button - $900US per
licence per platform?

Dev Env = Mac OS X
Server = Linux

Total to test then deploy = $1800US? (If I'm reading it right)

I'm going to be needing a PDF solution for Ruby in the coming months,
but I think I'd rather pay the owners of Prawn for a customized
solution - if it doesn't _already_ do what I will need for FREE.

Best

Paul

ANNOUNCING:

PDFTron PDFNet SDK v.5.7. - A Ruby Extension module for all types of

PDF processing including rendering, conversion, editing, and creation.

WHAT IT IS:

PDFNet SDK is an amazingly comprehensive, high-quality PDF developer

toolkit for working with PDF files at all levels. Using the PDFNet PDF

library, developers can create powerful PDF solutions and applications

that can generate, manipulate, view, render and print PDF documents on

Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Some of the feature highlights include:

  • PDF Rendering and rasterization
  • PDF Editing
  • PDF Creation from Xaml, HTML, XPS, EMF, .NET/GDI+, etc.
  • PDF Printing
  • PDF viewing and markup
  • PDF Forms
  • PDF Content Extraction
  • PDF Redaction
  • Silverlight Viewer for PDF

For a high-level overview of available functionality please see:

http://www.pdftron.com/pdfnet/features.html

WHAT’S NEW ?

Support for RUBY, PYTHON, and PHPhttp://www.pdftron.com/pdfnet/whatsnew.html

WHERE CAN I GET IT ?

http://www.pdftron.com/pdfnet/downloads.html

WHERE CAN I GET SUPPORT ?

http://groups.google.com/group/pdfnet-sdk

orhttp://www.pdftron.com/pdfnet/support.html

Started to look interesting until I saw the BUY button - $900US per

licence per platform?

Dev Env = Mac OS X

Server = Linux

Total to test then deploy = $1800US? (If I’m reading it right)

I’m going to be needing a PDF solution for Ruby in the coming months,

but I think I’d rather pay the owners of Prawn for a customized

solution - if it doesn’t already do what I will need for FREE.

If I remember right the other paid solution, Prince is about $5k. Not sure how this compares to it. Anyhow, I have found wkhtmltopdf to be a pretty good converter, and assuming it continues to grow and be maintaned is a nice project if you want to covert html to pdf. Prawn I bet is good but it felt like learning a whole new dsl — and in my case since I already had some complex html it was not for me.

Prince is expensive, but not that expensive! http://princexml.com/purchase/ I have used it on one very large .edu project, and it does an amazing job. The thing I'm still curious about with PDFNet is whether it's a desktop app or a server-side service. They're marketing it as if it was the former (box photos etc.) but there's an API like the latter.

Walter

ANNOUNCING:

PDFTron PDFNet SDK v.5.7. - A Ruby Extension module for all types of

PDF processing including rendering, conversion, editing, and creation.

WHAT IT IS:

PDFNet SDK is an amazingly comprehensive, high-quality PDF developer

toolkit for working with PDF files at all levels. Using the PDFNet PDF

library, developers can create powerful PDF solutions and applications

that can generate, manipulate, view, render and print PDF documents on

Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Some of the feature highlights include:

  • PDF Rendering and rasterization
  • PDF Editing
  • PDF Creation from Xaml, HTML, XPS, EMF, .NET/GDI+, etc.
  • PDF Printing
  • PDF viewing and markup
  • PDF Forms
  • PDF Content Extraction
  • PDF Redaction
  • Silverlight Viewer for PDF

For a high-level overview of available functionality please see:

http://www.pdftron.com/pdfnet/features.html

WHAT’S NEW ?

Support for RUBY, PYTHON, and PHPhttp://www.pdftron.com/pdfnet/whatsnew.html

WHERE CAN I GET IT ?

http://www.pdftron.com/pdfnet/downloads.html

WHERE CAN I GET SUPPORT ?

http://groups.google.com/group/pdfnet-sdk

orhttp://www.pdftron.com/pdfnet/support.html

Started to look interesting until I saw the BUY button - $900US per

licence per platform?

Dev Env = Mac OS X

Server = Linux

Total to test then deploy = $1800US? (If I’m reading it right)

I’m going to be needing a PDF solution for Ruby in the coming months,

but I think I’d rather pay the owners of Prawn for a customized

solution - if it doesn’t already do what I will need for FREE.

If I remember right the other paid solution, Prince is about $5k. Not sure how this compares to it. Anyhow, I have found wkhtmltopdf to be a pretty good converter, and assuming it continues to grow and be maintaned is a nice project if you want to covert html to pdf. Prawn I bet is good but it felt like learning a whole new dsl — and in my case since I already had some complex html it was not for me.

Prince is expensive, but not that expensive! http://princexml.com/purchase/ I have used it on one very large .edu project, and it does an amazing job. The thing I’m still curious about with PDFNet is whether it’s a desktop app or a server-side service. They’re marketing it as if it was the former (box photos etc.) but there’s an API like the latter.

Yeah. My guess is the license is per server. I used a program simialer when doing .NET work which was great converting html to pdf … really painless… and it was about $500 and seemed a similar arrangement. Too bad it was only for windows.