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Brian Leonard is a Sales Engineer at Oracle responsible for Oracle's Fusion Middle products including WebLogic, SOA Suite and Exalogic. Prior to joining the Oracle sales organization, Brian was a Product Manager for Oracle's Solaris technologies.

Brian began his career working as a systems engineer with EDS at Enron, but claims no responsibility for Enron's ultimate demise. Always wanting to experience California, Brian moved from Houston to Silicon Valley in 1991 just in time to ride the .com wave. In 1997 Brian joined the startup NetDynamics, which was pushing a new concept called an application server. In 1998 NetDynamics was acquired by Sun Microsystems and soon after J2EE (now Java EE) was born. Brian then spent the rest of his career working in the application server space before his boss suggested he consider joining the than left for dead NetBeans team. During that time the NetBeans community grew from thousands to millions of users, and Brian falls to sleep at night assuming he played some small part in fueling that growth.

Brian spends almost all of his spare time hanging out with his 3 awesome kids, in fear of the day they wake-up and decide he's no longer cool enough to hang out with.


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Are there GlassFish in Prague, and can you buy them on eBay?

Posted by bleonard on July 20, 2005 at 11:29 AM PDT

Of course, the answer is yes to both questions, but I'm talking about Proj

NetBeans 4.1 Tip: Move "Scanning Project Classpaths" Dialog to the Background

Posted by bleonard on June 14, 2005 at 3:54 PM PDT

Of all the people I know that have used NetBeans 4.0 or 4.1, their
biggest complaint has been the modal "Scanning Project Classpaths" dialog that appears every time the IDE is started or a change in
classpath occurs.

What's It Take To Build The J2EE SDK? Find Out For Yourself.

Posted by bleonard on June 9, 2005 at 5:35 AM PDT

Gee, it's been quite a while since I've blogged. This is primarily
because I've been heads down working on various projects, one of which
has been project GlassFish.
Basically, over the past couple of months,
the J2EE SDK engineering team has turned themselves inside out so you
can see the guts of the operation.

Developing for JBoss? Try NetBeans.

Posted by bleonard on April 26, 2005 at 6:56 AM PDT

As an example, I'll show you how to use XDoclet and Ant to integrate with the JBoss Application Server. I'll create the same project that JBoss uses in their
. I'll be very surprised if you don't find the NetBeans solution easier to use then JBoss' own Eclipse based IDE.

NetBeans, NYC and Springtime

Posted by bleonard on April 8, 2005 at 10:36 AM PDT

I spent this last Wednesday in NYC on what was probably the first nice day of Spring this year. I arrived from Connecticut via Amtrak into Penn Station. Generally, I take the subway up to the Sun offices near Grand Central Station, however, it was too nice of a day to be
underground, so I decided to walk.

Continuing the Theme: The eBay SDK for Java and NetBeans 4.0

Posted by bleonard on March 22, 2005 at 12:53 PM PST

As I continued to explore the eBay APIs, I found that one of their
sample applications stood apart from the rest, the API
Calls Demo
In this Swi

Using NetBeans 4.0 to Jumpstart your eBay Development

Posted by bleonard on February 24, 2005 at 10:39 AM PST

Last week in Boston, Matt Ackley, Senior Director of
the eBay Developers Program, introduced the new eBay
SDK for Java
during his keynote
address at Web Services Edge