iText 0.30 - 0.99 (February 14, 2000 - May 1, 2003)

In 1998-1999, Bruno wrote his first PDF library, but if you wanted to use it, you needed to be a PDF specialist: you needed to know all about PDF syntax, PDF objects, PDF operators and operands. This library wasn't programmer-friendly. Bruno wanted to create a library that allowed developers to create PDF without knowing anything about PDF syntax. That's why Bruno decided to throw away his first PDF library. In 2000, he wrote a new library from scratch in his free time. Long before iProducts became popular, he chose the name iText®. The first version that was released to the public was iText 0.30. It was hosted on Bruno's personal domain: