Software Credit & Contributerss

IronPdf Software Credits

Beyond our own C# development team there are many to thank for the success of this .Net package.

Our first tribute is to Nuget.Org for providing a package manager for C# / .Net developers which was sorely needed. We salute you. https://www.nuget.org/

We also wish to give great thanks to everyone involved in the .Net Core project. Crossing the platform barrier makes our lives as developers and sysadmins easier as we can finally code once and deploy anywhere. https://github.com/dotnet/core

Another warm hand to the Visual Studio IDE development team. We respect this not only as the Best IDE ever created (Since Borland Delphi 7) , but the huge generosity in offering free community licenses - making C# a new starboard in academic software engineering. The Mac and Linux aficionados on our team also appreciate Microsoft's generous funding of Xamarin and new-found investment in POSIX based server products. https://www.visualstudio.com/

To create this library we stood on the shoulders of Giants. Firstly we must mention Derek Gray & Slava Kolobaev for their work on the Pechkin & TuesPechkin projects which provided inspiration with code examples revealing deep understanding of .Net 'remoting'.

For the core renderer we must thank Google Inc for open sourcing Chromium, and also the wkhtmltopdf project who's LGLP's build of the QT browser provided many advantages over raw chromium interop. We also thank them for a permissive license conducive to commercial use and redistribution. https://github.com/wkhtmltopdf/wkhtmltopdf/blob/master/LICENSE For providing an underlying PDF DOM model we also attribute the use and inspiration of PDFSharp licensed again under the very permissive and commercial compatible MIT License. http://www.pdfsharp.net/PDFsharp_License.ashx

Although its use is now being phased out in production, we also credit PDF Clown which was used under the LGPL Version 3, 29 June 2007 license. We hope this project continues as it promises free rasterization of PDF and native PDF rendering for the .Net framework. https://pdfclown.org/

We also thank Anders Hejlsberg (also of Borland heritage) for his beautiful, expressive yet strict architecture and extension of ECMA which we now know as C#. It is by far our "language of choice", perhaps over English and Python. It has something for everyone, at highest and lower level programming, on multiple platforms. It was also designed with Developers and IDEs in mind, creating an ecosystem of stable Enterprise software.