[Catalyst] Which C::View::PDF should I use?

Chris hutchinson.chris at gmail.com
Sun Mar 14 22:04:35 GMT 2010

On Mon, Mar 15, 2010 at 3:01 AM, Steve Kleiman <steve at prodhub.com> wrote:
> I've been using iText (http://itextpdf.com/) after using PDF::API2 for years. API2 hasn't grown and even once you know it, it's tricky to use. The community is inactive.
> iText is Java and the community is vibrant. I'll have my Catalyst app assemble a whole bunch of data and ship it to iText as a JSON object (iText reads XML, too). Then I have a program I wrote in Java suck in the JSON and render the PDF. It's way faster than Perl and there's all sorts of handy features that make doc generation easier.

I confirm that iText works well. I've been using the C#/.NET version
which is API-identical to the Java version, and it's very good for
producing templated PDFs. Plenty of docs and examples too, plus the
'iText in Action' book.

- Chris

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