Alex Marshall Alex Marshall is a marketeer, web developer and designer and enjoys being creative and has a keen interest in technology, and is fascinated by both new hardware and software. He also likes retro technology, classic cars and in his spare time enjoys traveling. He is immersed in the world of Java, PDF and HTML5 but loves to explore other areas in the world of tech.

IDRsolutions Retrospective: The Top 5 Highlights of a Java and HTML5 Software Company in 2015

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New Year!
Goodbye 2015, Hello 2016

Well it has been a blast in 2015. It is nearly time to welcome 2016 to the scene but before we do that it is normally the case that the last day of the year is a good time of the year to reflect on.

It is impossible to cover everything so I thought I would take a look at my personal favourite things that happened in 2015 at IDRsolutions.

1. JPDF2HTML5 – Taking PDF to HTML5/SVG Conversion to new Heights

JPDF2HTML5 has continued to grow and evolve and 2015 has been a fantastic year for the development of the product thanks to the Development team. We have seen alot of changes like the new JPDF2HTML5 API and the Acrobat Forms Resaving Feature and our continued pursuit of the PDF to HTML5 Holy Grail – Vertical positioning for PDF Fonts. Check our Release notes if you are interested in more details.

2. The Launch of JDeli – A Java Image Library for Encoding and Decoding Images

JDeli success was a bit of a surprise to us as it was initially a side project being worked on by our Developers after the frustrations we had working with imageIO and JAI and the need for a better high speed implementation. So we made it available on its own as well as a part of our products. It has continued to grow and we have added a number of new features to it. The high quality down-sampling of images is the latest feature.

3. NetBeans Days

This year we have found ourselves deeply involved in the NetBeans Days in the UK and Istanbul with Geertjan Wielenga.

We were really impressed with the programming community and their enthusiam for NetBeans and enjoyed interacting with other fellow NetBeans fans and offering hints and tips to get the best out of NetBeans. You can read about our experiences at NetBeans Day 2015 at JavaOne, NetBeans Day UK and view Pictures from NetBeans Day in Istanbul.

We hope be at more in 2016!

4. JavaOne 2015

This year was the 20th Anniversary of Java and this JavaOne was well worth visiting. It was the busiest we have seen since 2008. We saw a record number of visitors come visit our stand. We also did a number of talks at NetBeans Day and a BOF talk on Writing Better Code: How the NetBeans IDE Helps You Write, Test, and Debug Java. The Concert by Elton John at the end was great too! You can see some of our Video experiences here.

5. DevFest Istanbul

DevFest continues to be a really great example of a Community conference (and a lot of fun to be a part of). This developer conference remains just as passionate and well-organised as the previous years. It was an incredibly busy day for everyone with talks and the stand and it is something we definitely recommending going too.  The Community is awesome there and also your excuse to go site-seeing round one of the world’s most awesome cities the day afterwards. We have pictures on our Facebook page to give you a taste of the flavor you get from DevFest.

So with 2015 drawing to a close what was your highlights of 2015 for yourself? Happy New Year Everyone.

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Alex Marshall Alex Marshall is a marketeer, web developer and designer and enjoys being creative and has a keen interest in technology, and is fascinated by both new hardware and software. He also likes retro technology, classic cars and in his spare time enjoys traveling. He is immersed in the world of Java, PDF and HTML5 but loves to explore other areas in the world of tech.

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