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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 28.3K GitHub stars and 6.7K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to PDF.js's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses PDF.js?

Companies
41 companies reportedly use PDF.js in their tech stacks, including Pakible, Morningstar, and Avinode.

Developers

Why developers like PDF.js?

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PDF.js's Features

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

PDF.js Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to PDF.js?
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Modernizr
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Modernizr
It’s a collection of superfast tests or detects as we like to call them which run as your web page loads, then you can use the results to tailor the experience to the user. It tells you what HTML, CSS and JavaScript features the user’s browser has to offer.
fancybox
It is a tool that offers a nice and elegant way to add zooming functionality for images, html content and multi-media on your webpages. It is built on the top of the popular JavaScript framework jQuery and is both easy to implement and a snap to customize.
Lodash
A JavaScript utility library delivering consistency, modularity, performance, & extras. It provides utility functions for common programming tasks using the functional programming paradigm.
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PDF.js's Followers
7 developers follow PDF.js to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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