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

Java JVM performance on PDF varies between 1.5 and 1.6

One of the reasons I like Java is that the virtual machine allows you to forget about the underlying hardware/OS most of the time...
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PDF file format

I am sure that even the developers at Adobe are surprised at the some of the uses made of the PDF file format. As...
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Open Source licensing

Update: Since writing this article, we have changed the license used for JPedal from GPL to LGPL. This means you can use the unsupported...
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Stand out from the crowd

The web is a very exciting and a very frustrating place. It has made it possible for so many intelligent, passionate and zany individuals...
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PDF Text – An Overview

PDF text is a subject which causes much confusion. People look at PDF files and they are a fantastic way to present content. If...
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