PaperCut Blog

An introduction to the Pandoc document format tool

VALA – Libraries / Technology and the Future held their biannual tech camp in Melbourne, Australia recently.

There were lots of great sessions on using technology to manage and publish information. One such talk was by PaperCutter Alec Clews, speaking about the Pandoc text formatting tool.

Here’s that talk.

Meet the poetry-paraphrasing PaperCut Integrations team

Ryan Reichenberg is the newest member of the greatly expanded Integrations team. The team’s grown 300% this year.

PaperCut’s growth has meant an increase in the number of customers wanting to integrate PaperCut into their existing systems. The demand has somewhat escaped Alec capabilities and therefore – all new team!

Printer load balancing: Round Robin vs. “the algorithm”

Another ordinary day, another ordinary customer query. Or that’s what I thought before printer load balancing came to the party.

Join me as I reflect on a humbling solution journey, and dive into “the algorithm” – PaperCut’s ingenious method for handling print job distribution.

Trust me, it’s a thing of beauty.

The power of Docker and containerization

If you’ve been in IT over the last three years you would’ve heard people shout DOCKER from the rooftops demanding its immediate use, everywhere, in your technology infrastructure. And you may have said to yourself, “What’s a Docker?”

PaperCutter Alec Clews shares his insights into the good, the bad and the ugly (ok, there’s no ugly) of Docker.

How embracing technology makes for happier teachers

We’ve talked about all the good stuff our Google Premier Partnership gives to students.

But what about teachers? The guides for new generations? The shapers of minds? Won’t someone please think of the teachers?!

Move over pen and paper, technology and teachers are the new perfect pair – and I’m gonna tell you why.

Chatting with the CEO about customer-championing choice

I recently explored how PaperCut provides choice at a solution level. Everything from endless brand/device combinations, to having your network on the premises, or in the cloud.

But I also wanted to look at choice through a more values-focused lens – and who better to do that with than our CEO Chris himself! Read on for a choice chat.

How we provide supreme choice and flexibility for your printing

On the premises, in the cloud, or a hybrid of both; one device, one hundred, or one thousand… We’ll slot in beautifully no matter how you choose to set up your network.

Join me as I look at how PaperCut goes above and beyond in giving customers unbeatable flexibility, and future-proofing choice.

Using Apache Beam in Kotlin to reduce boilerplate code

We’ve been using Apache Beam Java SDK to build streaming and batch pipelines running on Google Cloud Dataflow. It’s solid, but we felt the code could be a bit more streamlined.

That’s why we took Kotlin for a spin! Find out how we leverage it to reduce the boilerplate code.

How failure mode keeps you printing and winning

Picture this: a customer has a PaperCut App Server in their data center; each computer has Direct Print Monitor installed; and the local water company has a date first thing Monday to drill clean through the data center link.

… That hurt to type out. Surely no link means no printing, right? Well, not with failure mode doing its thing. Find out how!

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