Sam Howard Sam is a developer at IDRsolutions who specialises in font rendering and conversion. He's also enjoyed working with SVG, Java 3D, Java FX and Swing.


43 Stories by Sam Howard

Google Chrome Font Caching Bug

Back in early April, I noticed something odd – no matter what I changes I made to our code for generating fonts, they would...
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Profiling Vs. Sampling in Java’s VisualVM

Most people will already be familiar with profiling, but you might be less aware of the different types of profilers on offer. A recent...
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Java and Static Imports

One thing that was mysteriously absent from my Java education was static imports – probably because they’ve been controversial ever since first being introduced...
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4 ways to celebrate the release of JDK 8

Almost 3 years after the release of Java 7, yesterday saw the release of JDK 8, bringing with it a bunch of new features...
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Top 5 Free Hosted Version Control Sites Compared

Recently, some friends and I decided to get together and make a good old-fashioned text adventure game. We could have used an existing engine,...
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