Mixing the PDF file format and Java at JavaOne (San Francisco)

JavaOne 2014 back in San Francisco

JavaOne 2014 is back in San Francisco in September (28th September-October 2nd 2014)

The PDF file format is on the rise, and you can see this in this year’s JavaOne San Francisco show in September.

JavaOneOn the exhibition floor there are 3 Companies with a PDF focus (IDRsolutions and IText will be next to each other at 5712/5714 and Qoppa will be at 5110). There are also lots of Companies with a more general focus on Document management and workflow who will be happy to talk to you about PDF in their solutions (quite a few of them are actually our customers so we know they have good PDF support).

Our stand will be staffed by members of our development team showing off developments on converting PDF to HTML5 and SVG, XFA support, our new JavaFX viewer and some surprises. Drop by for a chat and a demonstration….

There are also 2 talks in the Conference closely linked to PDF and Java.

Bruno Iowagie and Raf Hans (from IText) have a  tutorial called PDF Is Dead; Long Live PDF…and Java! explaining all about the world of PDF and looking at how you can support PDF files in Java. It is unusual to get a talk looking at PDF from the perspective of a Java developer so it should be well worth attending whether you use IText or not).

My colleagues Ernest Duodu and Sylwia Kedzia (at IDRsolutions) will be doing a talk called Lessons Learned in Developing a NetBeans PDF Viewer Plug-in in JavaFX which will have lots of hints, tips and advice on JavaFX, Netbeans IDE, writing a plug-in and how we support PDF viewing in NetBeans.

We will be running a whole series of Articles in the run-up to JavaOne telling you about the conference (Oracle have already announced some great parties!), highlighting what we think will be worth seeing, asking for your recommendations, and letting you know our plans.

I think it looks like one of the best JavaOne conferences for a long time so I hope you have considered being there. If you are not able to attend, we will run our reports during the show. We hope to see you in San Francisco…

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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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