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

The 2017 Guide to PDF Files – Creation II

Last time, we showed you how to write your own PDF file. This is useful for understanding the complexities of PDF files (and why...
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The 2017 Guide to to PDF Files – Creation I

Last time my colleague Sophia introduced you to PDF files and how much support is there for Java. This week we will be looking...
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7 ways we might change the way we develop software in 2017

IDRsolutions has always been an agile development operation and in 2016 we made a number of changes to improve our development processes. What we...
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IDRsolutions will move to Java8 in April 2017

In a previous blog post we announced our plans to move make Java8 the minimum version of Java we support from 2017. After that...
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Is moving NetBeans to Apache good or bad news?

As a keen NetBeans user with no affiliation to Oracle or any vested interest (IDRsolutions – my company – pays my salary and I am...
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