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.


621 Stories by Mark Stephens

JButton backgrounds

We use a lot of JButtons in our Java PDF viewer and thought that the following observations might be of help to other Java...
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Java Printing page size problem

Java has a very flexible printing system called JPS which makes printing very easy. Any JComponent can be made to print its contents by...
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Java Memory leaks with FileChannel

It is a myth that Java has no ‘memory leaks’. It is certainly much better than developing in C and many of the gotchas...
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Saving Java images as Tifs wth JAI

Java makes it very easy to create images as BufferedImages which  can then be saved out in standard image file formats. Here is the...
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An Introduction to PDF Font Technologies

PDF Font Technologies The thing which makes PDF fonts so confusing for many people is the number of different font technologies which can be used...
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