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Gregg Sporar

Gregg Sporar has been a software developer for over twenty years, working on projects ranging from control software for a burglar alarm to 3D graphical user interfaces. He has been using Java since 1998 and his interests include user interfaces, development tools, and performance profiling. He worked as a Technology Evangelist for several years at Sun Microsystems and is currently a Senior Product Manager at Smart Bear Software.


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New Address

Posted by gsporar on June 24, 2008 at 2:40 PM PDT

How many weblogs does one person need? Blogging at has been great, but I am moving my blogging activity. Check out this post for more info. and please update your RSS readers. Thanks.

JavaOne 2008 Recap: Houston

Posted by gsporar on May 28, 2008 at 8:54 PM PDT

Jim Bethancourt
, president of the Houston Java Users Group (HJUG) invited
me to sit on a panel at their May meeting to discuss JavaOne 2008.

TS-6000 : Improving Application Performance with Monitoring and Profiling Tools

Posted by gsporar on May 28, 2008 at 2:30 PM PDT

Last year I made a change that I really enjoyed: I did not
blog during JavaOne. The event alone is enough of an exercise
in endurance, so I decided to drop the blogging in favor
of additional sleep. :-)

If it's Tuesday, this must be Brasília

Posted by gsporar on April 27, 2008 at 7:02 PM PDT

The ninth annual FISL conference was
April 17-19 in the city of Porto
Alegre, which is the capital city of the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul.
I was fortunate enough to have my memory leaks talk
selected, so I asked my

Return to Big D

Posted by gsporar on March 14, 2008 at 5:06 PM PDT

In March 2007 the nice folks at the Java Metroplex Users Group (MUG) in Dallas let me speak to them about NetBeans.

They had noticed that I had talked about memory leaks to the

Is That Shortcut in Use?

Posted by gsporar on March 9, 2008 at 5:20 PM PDT

How can I find out whether a particular keyboard shortcut is assigned
to an action in the NetBeans IDE?

Are Applets Back?

Posted by gsporar on March 9, 2008 at 5:08 PM PDT

As I described
back in December, Sun ordinarily sponsors the annual holiday party
of the Austin Java Users Group (AJUG).
This is something that Albert Leigh and
I help coordinate.

NetBeans on OpenSolaris

Posted by gsporar on February 27, 2008 at 6:32 PM PST

A while back I wrote a blog entry about how
I have been primarily using Ubuntu.

Hidden Hippie

Posted by gsporar on February 5, 2008 at 3:44 PM PST

This has been written about before - Tor Norbye
wrote a blog entry on this topic,
as did
Charles Ditzel.

More Ruby Tuesdays

Posted by gsporar on January 30, 2008 at 3:02 PM PST

Since my last blog entry
on this topic, I have done two additional
talks to Ruby developers.