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.

13 things we plan (or do not plan) to do with our PDF library in 2013…

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We have been drawing up our development plans for 2013. Here is a list of some of the things we plan to do, some we might do and some we have definitely no plans to do. It is intended partly as a bit of ‘festive fun’ and partly to see what you would like to see.

1. Android port of our Java PDF viewer.

2. DotNet port of our Java PDF viewer.

3. iOS6 port of our Java PDF viewer.

4. Full XFA support.

5. Replace Rhino with Nashorn and improve Javascript support.

6. Replace Swing with JavaFX.

7. Change pricing and licensing.

8. Totally Open source the software.

9. Remove the Open source version.

10. Release a cloud version.

11. PDF to Postscript converter.

12. Abandon Java entirely.

13. Acquire Adobe.

What do you think should be on our ToDo list? What are you planning todo in 2013?

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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