Rob is a developer at IDRSolutions, currently working on JPedal. In his spare time he enjoys riding his motorcycle, playing guitar and studying languages that don't require a semicolon at the end of each line (Japanese, Ruby and Chef at the moment).

Author Archives: Rob

What is new in PDF Spec 2.0?

After 8 years in the making, PDF 2.0 has finally been released. From new annotations, to digital signatures, to generally making the specification clearer and more concise, there’s been a lot of changes and improvements since 1.7. As there are too many changes to list in this 984-page behemoth, here is a brief overview of…

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Signal v. Noise – 3 articles you should read

Recently, I started following Signal v. Noise on Medium. Signal v. Noise is (to quote the blog directly) “Strong opinions and shared thoughts on design, business, and tech. By the makers (and friends) of Basecamp“. One of my favourite things about it is that many of the posts can be read in 5 minutes –…

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Using JIRA as a bug tracking tool

It’s been 4 months since we decided to start using JIRA to track bugs in the development of our software library. Here’s a quick rundown on how we use it, and what we think of it… Dashboards These are a simple way to aggregate all the important information, and provide an overview of what’s been…

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Why I am excited to be attending Devoxx 2017

Back in 2013, some of my colleagues at IDRsolutions visited Devoxx in Antwerp, Belgium.  They came back really enthusiastic about it as the best Community conference out there. Since there, Devoxx has spawned multiple other Devoxx conferences in France, UK, USA, etc but the Belgium event is still the biggest and best… By the community,…

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