JavaFX, HTML5 and SVG talk – How good are they for display (and which one wins)?

I have been lucky enough to be invited to do a talk at the Brussels JUG on 28th November and I am very much looking forward to it.

For my day job, I work for IDRsolutions developing commercial and Open Source products targeted at Java Developers. We have also been looking at conversion of PDF files into SVG, HTML5, and JavaFX (try them all here using our free GlassFish converter). If you have been following our blog, you will have read lots of articles on conversion. We have also been looking at using JavaFX in our Java PDF library.

So the title of the talk is

Is Java and JavaFX any good for drawing (or should we just go straight to HTML5)?

PDF is a ‘challenging spec’ with lots of issues relating to color, text, vector graphics and shapes so it has made a really interesting test case for seeing the strengths and weakness of JavaFX, HTML5, SVG. How good a version can you really produce of a PDF file – I will have some blind side by side comparison for you to guess at…

I am going to share my experiences with these 3 technologies and show up some of their strengths and weaknesses. I also hope to have JavaFX running on several ‘interesting platforms’. There will also be the inevitable kitten pictures and dry humour my talks have become known for…

Details of the venue are here. I very much hope you will be able to join me on 28th November and share your thoughts on JavaFX, HTML5, SVG or even kittens. See you there!

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Update: You can now watch the whole talk here.

This post is part of our “SVG Article Index” in these articles, we aim to help you build knowledge and understand SVG.

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Mark Stephens

System Architect and Lead Developer at IDRSolutions
Mark Stephens has been working with Java and PDF since 1999 and has diversified into HTML5, SVG and JavaFX. He also enjoys speaking at conferences and has been a Speaker at user groups, Business of Software, Seybold and JavaOne conferences. He has a very dry sense of humor and an MA in Medieval History for which he has not yet found a practical use.

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About Mark Stephens

Mark Stephens has been working with Java and PDF since 1999 and has diversified into HTML5, SVG and JavaFX. He also enjoys speaking at conferences and has been a Speaker at user groups, Business of Software, Seybold and JavaOne conferences. He has a very dry sense of humor and an MA in Medieval History for which he has not yet found a practical use.

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