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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What should be in Java10?

It might seem a bit early to start speculating about Java10 before Java9 has even launched. In fact, with Project Valhalla, some ideas have already been explored for some time and there is already a Java10 page on the OpenJDK website. One of Java’s strengths is that the designers have been very cautious on adding…

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What are NetBeans Days?

NetBeans Day has traditionally been an event which happened on the day before JavaOne started. It would be a big Community run event before the corporate event kicked off, where Community members could learn about new developments and meet up. It was always the most enjoyable day of JavaOne for me personally with a focus…

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