JavaScript (JS) is a computer programming language originally implemented as part of web browsers on client-side scripts which allowed for interaction with the user, control the browser, communicate asynchronously, and alter the document content that was displayed.
JavaScript was a prototype-based scripting language that was dynamic, weakly typed, and has first-class functions. Its syntax was influenced by the language C. JavaScript copies many names and naming conventions from Java, but the two languages are otherwise unrelated, since JavaScript’s is used in applications outside of web pages—for example, in PDF documents, site-specific browsers, and desktop widgets and is newer and faster JavaScript VMs and frameworks.

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Making a jQuery PDF Viewer

JQuery is one of the most popular JavaScript Frameworks around (for good reason), it gives you ability to access and manipulate the HTML DOM...
Lyndon Armitage
2 min read

Java PDF Podcasts 2 – A look at Javascript…

Last time in the first in a new series of articles we took an alternative approach to learning about XFA with Mark Stephens and gave you the inside...
Alex Marshall
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Save time, Test your Code Part 2

In the last blog post I explained how our baseline test works and it’s pros and cons, if you missed it you can find...
Lyndon Armitage
3 min read

Cleaning up our HTML5 Output – Text Spacing adjustment…

If you are familiar with the PDF file format specification, you will know just how powerful the text handling capabilities are. A range of...
Leon Atherton
1 min read

How to make use of Nashorn on Java 7

Nashorn is the new Oracle library to replace the reliable and now ageing, Rhino JavaScript engine for Java. It makes use of new JVM...
Lyndon Armitage
1 min read