This is ByteScout Cloud PDF To Text VB.Net Sample Code that demonstrates how to convert PDF To Text from a URL asynchronously, convert PDF To Text from a URL and convert PDF To Text from an uploaded file. The ByteScout Cloud Web API allows developers to make conversions using HTML to PDF, PDF to CSV, PDF to TXT, PDF to JSON and more. The API splits and merge PDFs, reads and generates barcodes, reads Excel files and spreadsheets, and converts to JSON. ByteScout, Inc. provides specialized components for software developers and various Windows utilities based on these components.
An upcoming PDF Liberation Hackathon is aimed at raising developers' skills in unlocking data from PDF sources. The hackathon will be held onsite in Washington D.C. and in San Francisco on Jan. 17 - 19, 2014, while international developers can also compete remotely. ProgrammableWeb spoke with organizer Marc Joffe about how API-focused developers can participate.
Late last week Google announced the release of version 3.0 of their Google Documents List Data API. This latest release addresses several feature requests filed by developers and also aims to improve speed and stability of the API itself (our Documents List Data API Profile). The most notable detail in this release is the ability to upload and download files in PDF.
A workshop on open government data pathways by API Evangelist and current White House Innovation Fellow, Kin Lane, shows there is still plenty of potential for developers, startups and interested citizens to influence the government open data agenda and make use of government data assets. Lane ran the workshop as part of the pre-opening day's workshop series at API Strategy and Practice, being held in San Francisco for the rest of the week.