ICEpdf is moving to Java 8! Are you still using Java 5?
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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Forces of Change: JDK 8, JavaFX, and the future of ICEpdf
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
Using ICEpdf with JavaFX
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
ICEpdf: Working with Digital Signatures
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