Making PDFs Portable: Integrating PDF and Java Technology @ JDJ: "Making PDFs Portable: Integrating PDF and Java Technology
By: Ben Litchfield
Published March 24, 2005
Since Adobe released the first public PDF Reference in 1993, a number of PDF utilities and libraries, supporting all kinds of languages and platforms, have been made available to users and developers alike. However, support for Adobe's technology has lagged in Java application development. And this is curious because PDF documents tend to be a popular way of storing and interchanging information when dealing with enterprise information systems - an application domain that Java technology is particularly well suited to. Yet it seems that, until recently, mature, capable PDF support wasn't readily available to Java applications developers."