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Optimizing Azure Functions to avoid the 300 connection limit

December 2nd, 2018 / by api2pdf /

Intro Api2Pdf is a web service for generating PDFs from HTML, URLs, and Offices files. In order to scale to millions of requests, our backend runs on a serverless architecture. Our infrastructure is comprised of three main components: Web App, located at and built on .NET Core. The portal allows you to pay for […]

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Save a Web Page as PDF – WordPress Plugin

November 12th, 2018 / by api2pdf /

Intro Api2Pdf proudly announces the release of a brand new WordPress Plugin – Save Page to PDF. The purpose of the plugin is to make it easy to add a “Print to PDF” button on any page or article of your WordPress site. If you click the button, it will take the current page and […]

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The journey of migrating PDF generation to a serverless architecture

November 6th, 2018 / by api2pdf /

Api2Pdf is a REST API that helps application developers generate PDFs at massive scale. It was co-founded by myself, Zack Schwartz, and my partner Kunal Johar. The two of us also run another company called OpenWater. OpenWater’s customers live and die by PDFs. And they are not normal PDFs either. Often times, the PDFs are […]

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Convert HTML to PDF with C# and .NET Core

October 18th, 2018 / by api2pdf /

Intro .NET Core (dotnetcore) is all the rage now and it truly is the future of Microsoft’s .NET Framework. It is cross-platform, lightweight, and wicked fast. Api2Pdf’s web portal is built on .NET Core. So we love it. However, libraries that work with PDF manipulation have been slow to roll out .NET Core compatible versions. […]

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Convert HTML to PDF with nodejs / javascript

September 2nd, 2018 / by api2pdf /

Intro Here at Api2Pdf, we are proud to announce a new client library for nodejs! Our node library makes it easy to convert HTML to PDF, URL to PDF, Word to PDF, and Merge PDFs together. We support a number of endpoints such as wkhtmltopdf, Headless Chrome, and LibreOffice. View the documentation for our Nodejs […]

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iTextSharp Alternative for Converting HTML to PDF in C# and Java

July 28th, 2018 / by api2pdf /

Ten years ago, there were very few options to converting HTML to PDF. At the time, we were talking about a handful of PDF rendering engines such as ABCPDF, TCPDF, and iTextSharp. iText reigned supreme over the .NET and Java world. It provided free, open-source DLLs that you could include in your application and it […]

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Api2Pdf adds support for barcode and QR code generation with ZXING on AWS Lambda

July 22nd, 2018 / by api2pdf /

Many Api2Pdf customers generate PDFs for the purposes of generating packing slips, invoices, receipts, product labels, the list goes on and on. It only makes sense for us to make it even more convenient for you to generate barcodes and QR codes. Today, we are announcing the release of our ZXING (“Zebra Crossing”) API endpoint. […]

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How to use Api2Pdf’s SwaggerHub to get the most out of our support team

July 21st, 2018 / by api2pdf / No Comments

Api2Pdf prides itself on providing developer-level support. Our team here is made up entirely of full-stack developers who care about building and maintaining a low cost, easy-to-use PDF rendering engine. While we want to support you in the best way possible, it is not feasible to debug each and every one of your custom applications. […]

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PHP code for converting html to PDFs using Api2Pdf now released

July 18th, 2018 / by api2pdf / No Comments

We released the full code and documentation on Github: As Api2Pdf gains in popularity due to its low-cost and simple to use API for converting HTML to PDFs, we have started to get requests for libraries and packages in other languages. The most heavily requested is PHP. Therefore, we wrote the PHP code for […]

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