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.


643 Stories by Mark Stephens

Downsampling by averaging

All the techniques for downsampling involve tradeoffs in terms of speed, quality, and memory usage. They also tend to do better on some types...
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IDR solutions xmas party

This year we decided to do some thing a little different with pizza and lots of silly Computer and board games in our KingsHill...
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Why I use Apache NetBeans to write Java code

NetBeans has been on a very interesting journey over the last two years, moving from the stewardship of Oracle to part of the Apache...
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Reflections on 19 years writing PDF software in Java

IDRSolutions was setup on St. Andrews Day (30th November) 1999 (as you would expect from someone with a Mediaeval History degree from the University...
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Book Review: It Doesn’t Have to be Crazy at Work

If you are looking for a conventional book on management which sticks to all the current orthodoxy it, this is not that book. Jason...
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