Forces of Change: JDK 8, JavaFX, and the future of ICEpdf

Posted on Thursday, December 1st, 2016 by Patrick Corless

When ICEpdf 1.0 was release in 2005 it supported JDK 1.3 and was as single jar weighing in at a mere 260 KB. At the time, we were wrestling with a move to JDK 1.4 to take advantage of the new collections, IO, imaging and print APIs which had the potential to significantly improve the product. Dropping API support for a JDK version is a big deal. On one hand the move might attract new customers ... read more

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Using ICEpdf with JavaFX

Posted on Thursday, November 24th, 2016 by Patrick Corless

Any developer in the Swing/AWT space has surely taken notice of JavaFX at some point over the last nine years. I was lucky enough to be at JavaOne in May of 2007 and saw the keynote where JavaFX was first announced. The presenter was dragging applications out the browser onto the desktop. The audience was shown all these little CSS file snippets and introduced to a newfangled scripting language ... read more

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ICEpdf: Working with Digital Signatures

Posted on Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 by Patrick Corless

ICEpdf 6.1.0 introduced support for validating a document’s digital signatures. Validation of a signature is, however, not always as simple as it might seem on the surface, since the very idea of what “validation” means can vary by use case.

A digital signature’s first job is to ensure that a d ... read more

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Using Client Validators with ICEfaces 4.1

Posted on Thursday, January 7th, 2016 by Ken Fyten

ICEfaces 4.1 introduces a new set of client validator components which can be used to perform validation in the browser without the need to first submit the data to the server, thus avoiding server round-trips and providing a more responsive user-experience.

The new validation component ... read more

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Introducing the ICEfaces EE 4.0 Mobile Device Simulator

Posted on Monday, April 20th, 2015 by Ken Fyten

A new feature exclusive to the ICEfaces EE 4.0 release is the ... read more

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ICEfaces 4.0 Final Released!

Posted on Friday, November 14th, 2014 by Ken Fyten

The ICEfaces 4.0 final release is now available!

Release Highlights  (final stats)

ICEfaces 4.0 Beta Released!

Posted on Monday, March 24th, 2014 by Ken Fyten

The long-anticipated ICEfaces 4.0 Beta release has arrived featuring first-class JSF 2.2 support and new mobile JSF components for accessing native-device functions in your JSF web-applications.

Release Highlights:

Introducing BridgeIt!

Posted on Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 by Ken Fyten

 

ICEsoft is pleased to announce the availability of BridgeIt!

BridgeIt enables any HTML5 web application to access a wide range of native mobile device capabilities using a very simple JavaScript API. BridgeIt is supported on the most popular mobile platforms, such as Apple iOS, Google Android, a ... read more

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ICEfaces 4.0 Roadmap Update

Posted on Friday, October 18th, 2013 by Ken Fyten

I’m pleased to announce that the next ICEfaces release will be 4.0!

ICEfaces 4.0 will provide JSF 2.2 platform support in ICEfaces, including integration with JSF 2.2 features such as HTML5 pass-through attributes, and resetValues support. In addition to being based on JSF 2.2, we have many exciting new features and improvements planned for this release:

Augmented Reality Farming

Posted on Tuesday, July 16th, 2013 by Cruz Miraback

Augmented Reality can be applied to nearly any “field”, including a farmer’s field. In this case we make use of the toggle elements in ICEmobile Augmented Reality Forms to provide two different views of the geomatics data.

This allows a three dimensional visualization to be displayed on a topographic map showing three different data sets: the altitude (represented natu ... read more

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