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SE Radio interviews Peter Wyatt & Duff Johnson on 30 years of PDF

In a new podcast episode, SE Radio’s Gavin Henry interviews PDF Association CTO Wyatt and CEO Johnson about a wide range of PDF topics.
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October 13, 2022

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SE Radio logoSE Radio, a podcast for professional software developers (not PDF experts) hosted by IEEE, has just posted its episode 532; an interview with the PDF Association's CTO Peter Wyatt and CEO Duff Johnson.

In this episode, SE Radio’s Gavin Henry speaks with Wyatt and Johnson about a wide range of topics, including PDF/A, key dates in PDF history (including why 2007 was such an important year), and PDF security.

The discussion touches on redaction of information in a PDF, object models, what Adobe did right, choosing PDF versions, efficient paging of documents, DARPA's SafeDocs program, selecting a PDF SDK, the Arlington PDF Model and the industry-supported veraPDF validator. In addition, the interview addresses when to use the PDF format, javascript, validation, backward compatibility and how HTML and PDF complement each other.

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