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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5 Things Firefox 19’s new JavaScript PDF Viewer (PDF.js)…

Having spent nearly 3 years building our own PDF to HTML5/SVG/Android converter (which itself relies on our development of a Java PDF library), we...
Leon Atherton
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JavaScript in PDF to HTML5 Conversion: Formatting & The…

It has been a while since the previous article on our work with converting JavaScript from PDF documents to work with extracted HTML5 from...
Lyndon Armitage
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JavaScript in PDF to HTML5 Conversion: The Event Object

Previously I mentioned that a key component in understanding JavaScript in PDFs was understanding how events work, in this blog article I will go...
Lyndon Armitage
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JavaScript in PDF to HTML5 Conversion: Introduction

Recently we have begun development on converting the JavaScript contained within PDFs to JavaScript that can be used by any browser browsing the HTML5...
Lyndon Armitage
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NetBeans & Project Easel for easy HTML5 debugging

The beta for NetBeans 7.3 is out and with it comes Project Easel. Easel makes debugging HTML5 projects very easy. If you have ever...
Lyndon Armitage
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