The PDF Detectives

PDF is one of the most used document formats in the world! This is a fact we should all be proud of. But the downside of this is that PDF files in all their glory and elegance can also be buggy or poorly constructed. Either through malice or ignorance of the specification. This leads to … Read more

Strategies for Testing PDF Files

A staple in the toolbox of the Software Engineer is a solid test suite. Unit tests, Integration tests, and System tests are just a selection out of the vocabulary used on a daily basis. As PDF developers we also have a responsibility to make sure that the PDF files we produce and consume are conforming … Read more

Future of Traversing PDF Files

As we all know, PDF files are a structural marvel. There are many ways of constructing a file while still maintaining the same visual result. This is a blessing, but also a curse. This variety has to be accounted for if you want to traverse PDF files consistently and without inconveniencing your end users with … Read more

Forget the PS5, I’ve got a PDF 2.0

Remember when you used to get manuals with video games? We all lament the loss of those manuals (at least I do), but imagine if the manual was the game? After decades of dominating the document and printing industry, it is time for PDF to branch out into the gaming industry. I want to introduce you … Read more