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PDF.js

A general-purpose, web standards-based platform for parsing and rendering PDFs
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What is PDF.js?

It is a Portable Document Format (PDF) viewer that is built with HTML5. It is community-driven and supported by Mozilla Labs. The goal is to create a general-purpose, web standards-based platform for parsing and rendering PDFs.
PDF.js is a tool in the Javascript Utilities & Libraries category of a tech stack.
PDF.js is an open source tool with 38.5K GitHub stars and 8.8K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to PDF.js's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses PDF.js?

Companies
44 companies reportedly use PDF.js in their tech stacks, including Deloitte, IWB, and 3M.

Developers
55 developers on StackShare have stated that they use PDF.js.

PDF.js's Features

  • General-purpose
  • Platform for parsing and rendering PDFs
  • Built with HTML5

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Modernizr
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Modernizr
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Lodash
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PDF.js's Followers
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