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.

New year resolutions

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The end of the year is a great time to step back, have a good think and take perspective, and come up with some new plans. This applies to work just as much as personal matters. It is also a chance to get away from the keyboard, and I find that is when all the best ideas pop into your head.

The important thing with any resolution (personal or work) is to make it clear and achievable – vague and woolly is bound to fail. So I have set myself one clear task to start the year which is to tidy up the API and get rid of clutter (we have lots of deprecated methods which should now go. When we remove a method ,we do need to clearly document the changes).

I will doubtless come up with lots of ideas for JPedal (and we already have lots of plans for 2010), but that is one clear, hopefully realistic task set and publically committed to. 

So what are you going to do for your New Years Resolution???

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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