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"Why generating PDF from HTML did not make me happy" (english, ~40min)

Generating pdfs with rather complex layouts is a key feature of our product, so this talk is about my personal experience with:

  • limitations and reliability of pdf libs and developer happyness
  • how generating pdfs evolved over time at foxtag and the status quo
  • the pdf "ecosystem" in general

... and of course I'd like to learn about other solutions that I don't know

Since Study.eu mentioned Puppeteer and rails_pdf when asking for pdf creation approaches, I'll try to take a quick look at them and give a short first impression how useful they may be for

ActionView::Component

Writing and maintaining server-side rendered views in Rails was tedious and error-prone, especially in large apps. A new library developed by GitHub is supposed to improve that experience. Let's have a look what it does and how it works.

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Irina Lindt
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Niels Linnemann
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Gerrit Sommer
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Bente Pieck
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Karsten Senz
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Luka Dornhecker
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Peter Schröder
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Manuel Boy
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theSoenke
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Stefan Greffenius
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Helmut Schmidt
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Johannes Thönes
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Johannes Strampe
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Nora Briesemeister
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Aleks
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Waldemar
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Sarah Langheinrich
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Daniel Gruenthal
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Jim Lesperance
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Lorenz Kitzmann
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