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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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A Dynamic Holiday Party

Posted by gsporar on December 12, 2007 at 10:47 AM PST

Angelo Rajadurai is a long-time Sun engineer who works with software
vendors to make sure their products run well on Solaris.

Ruby Tuesday

Posted by gsporar on November 16, 2007 at 10:21 AM PST

Key disclaimer: I am not a Ruby
expert. These days I am mostly
a Java guy, but I am learning Ruby.
And enjoying it.

Bayou City Leaks

Posted by gsporar on October 25, 2007 at 8:02 PM PDT

I grew up in the Houston area and most of my family still lives there,
so it was fun to do a presentation in the
Bayou City.

Next Tab Please

Posted by gsporar on October 10, 2007 at 6:35 AM PDT

In the screen shot below, I have three source files open in the editor and each has its own tab.

Unmark Occurrences

Posted by gsporar on September 21, 2007 at 3:28 PM PDT

The beta release of NetBeans IDE 6.0 came out earlier this week.

What Happened to My Shortcuts?

Posted by gsporar on September 11, 2007 at 7:28 AM PDT

The beta release of NetBeans 6.0 is scheduled to appear next week.
As more and more long time users of NetBeans try out 6.0, I
suspect many folks will be surprised to learn that some of the keyboard
shortcuts have been changed.

Javadoc Hints

Posted by gsporar on August 30, 2007 at 3:34 PM PDT

I've been browsing some open source projects lately and have been
seeing a fair amount of source code without Javadoc comments. One of
my favorite features in
NetBeans IDE 6.0 is that it provides an editor
hint that will create a Javadoc comment.

NetBeans on Ubuntu

Posted by gsporar on August 22, 2007 at 12:40 PM PDT

Roumen had a
blog entry
last week that featured the Synaptic
package manager running on Ubuntu.

Fun in Florida

Posted by gsporar on July 18, 2007 at 7:50 PM PDT

It pays to know the right people. My co-worker Roumen has a very
popular blog and is also well-known for his many online demos. He
gets requests from Java User Groups
on a regular basis to talk about NetBeans.

Ja, Jazoon

Posted by gsporar on June 28, 2007 at 1:00 PM PDT

I attended the first three days of the first ever Jazoon conference.
There were some rough edges, which is understable since this is their
first year, but all in all it was okay. One of the best things
about it was the venue: a movie theatre.