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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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JavaOne Presentations Now Available

Posted by gsporar on July 28, 2005 at 1:20 PM PDT

The JavaOne presentation slides are now available. You can download the whole set, but that's 92 megabytes. If you are just looking for one presentation then you can download one of the smaller files. But which file?

Project Matisse: An update

Posted by gsporar on July 27, 2005 at 2:43 PM PDT

At the July meeting of the Austin Java User's Group (AJUG) I did a short demo of Project Matisse.

Favorite Entries from Early July

Posted by gsporar on July 20, 2005 at 5:44 PM PDT

Long ago (say, 2000 or so) when I returned from a vacation I would have to catch up on lots of email. I still have to do that. But now I also have to read lots of blog entries.

There is no blog roll displayed on this page, but that does not mean I don't read other bloggers.

Java One, Day Three

Posted by gsporar on June 29, 2005 at 6:28 PM PDT

The weather started out much better than yesterday; the view from my hotel room this morning:


The first session I attended had an unwieldy title: "High-Performance Java Foundation Classes/Swing Technology in the Real World: Lessons Learned While Developing Yahoo!

JavaOne, Day Two

Posted by gsporar on June 28, 2005 at 11:27 PM PDT

The day dawned foggy. Or at least it was foggy when I got up, which was later than normal.

JavaOne, Day One

Posted by gsporar on June 27, 2005 at 11:51 PM PDT

I was in meetings in the morning. Then from 12:30 until after 1:30 I was in the Hands On Lab attending another short meeting and attempting to debug a last minute problem. Actually, Alexis Moussine-Pouchkine was attempting to debug a problem and I was sort of assisting.

NetBeans Day 2005: A Huge Success

Posted by gsporar on June 26, 2005 at 7:00 PM PDT


It started with a bang: loud rock music that set the mood. It ended with a reception where there was ample laughing, talking, and general celebrating.

JDK 5.0 Update 4

Posted by gsporar on June 24, 2005 at 5:31 PM PDT

One thing that has been a bit inconvenient about using the NetBeans Profiler is that it had very specific requirements of the JDK that was being profiled.

New NetBeans Profiler Milestone

Posted by gsporar on June 24, 2005 at 5:08 PM PDT

The NetBeans Profiler has been making progress for a while now. The beta program has brought in quite a bit of feedback and the development team released their latest milestone, M7, earlier today.

New and Improved CVS support in NetBeans

Posted by gsporar on June 14, 2005 at 7:21 AM PDT

NetBeans has supported the Concurrent Versions System (CVS) version control software for a long time now. But I have never been completely happy with how that support works.