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.

Author Archives: Mark Stephens

Farewell to the Guardian comic section

This article has nothing to do with anything technical and everything to do with business and life. I am a big fan of Seth Godin, who argues very persuasively and entertainingly that you need to make your product remarkable (so people will talk about it). A mediocre, me-too product is not going to give you…

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Viewing PDF objects

Most of the time, you can just use a PDF file without thinking about what lies ‘under the bonnet’. But sometimes you want to find out about the actual objects inside a PDF file. I need to do this quite often to debug our PDF viewer but it is also useful if you want to…

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