ICEpdf is moving to Java 8! Are you still using Java 5?

Posted on Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 by Patrick Corless

The sixty-four-million-dollar question we ask today is why are you still using Java 5?  Perhaps you lost the root password to your development box?  Or you like your applications slow and insecure?  But seriously folks, Java 5 gained end of life status way back in 2009, that’s two presidential terms ago, most people don’t hold on to their cars that long!

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The Future of BridgeIt

Posted on Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 by Brian McKinney

When first released, BridgeIt was intended as a vehicle through which web-based applications could easily access native device features such as camera and microphone; features which were historically only accessible via downloaded native apps.   A lot has changed since then, both in terms of HTML5 capabilities and in ICEsoft’s own product roadmap plans.

After much review and consulta ... read more

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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.

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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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